Advertising is and has always been about "the brand." It is creative, it is magical and it is entertaining. As Bill Bernbach, an advertising creative director, once said: "Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art." Advertising is not driven by numbers but uses them. Research provides a foundation but not a map to success.
At the Miller School, we teach students the core elements of advertising - from the creation of a strategy to the X-Factor to the final creative product. We break rules. We look for new ways to reach the target; we help students look critically at the marketplace. Of course we include the latest platforms, including social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. But just as important, we look for the X-Factor: the one element that will reach the target consumer at the right time, in the right place and with the right message. And we have a lot of fun doing it!
Advertising excites, informs, and motivates. That's what Advertising at the Miller School is all about. Come join us.
Check the JMC Curriculum Guide for a complete list of requirements both for Advertising as well as the general Arts and Sciences degree requirements and course options.
Examples of Related Career Opportunities
|Advertising Director||Email Marketing Manager||Online Media Manager|
|Advertising Account Executive||Graphic Designer||Online Promotions Manager|
|Applications Developer||Interactive Media Buyer||Product Manager|
|Brand Manager||Market Researcher||Project Manager|
|Creative Copywriter||Media Buyer||Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist|
|Creative Specialist||Media Planner||Social Media Coordinator|
|Direct Marketing Manager||Mobile Web Developer|
Related Student Organizations
|Ad Club||Take Flight Agency|
|MC110 - Mass Communication in Society||3|
|MC120 - Principles of Advertising||3|
|MC221 - Advertising Strategy & Writing||3|
|MC396 - Strategic Communication Research||3|
|MC446 - Advertising Media Planning||3|
|MC456 - Advertising Techniques||3|
|MC466 - Law of Mass Communications||3|
|MC640 - Advertising Campaigns||3|
SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3-HOUR CLASSES
|MC557 - Advanced Ad & PR Techniques|
|MC623 - Global Advertising|
|MC665 - Managing Integrated Strategic Comm|
|MC670 - Advertising & Social Responsibility|
|JMC Electives (3 hours must be 500-level or above)||12|
|Total hours required in the Advertising option||39|