Programs of Study
We offer a range of intensive full-time and part-time programs.
What People Are Saying
“Finding The Circus has been nothing short of life changing. I found two educations: one on advertising and the other on life.
I found some life long friends and I found myself.”
Alumn, Copywriter, R/GA
“My Circus network is global. The opportunity we get as creatives to give a voice to a brand and have the chance to do so with such talented people from all over is thrilling.”
Alumn, Creative Director, Microsoft
“The Circus gave me the skills and confidence that allowed me to write my own ticket in advertising. It gave me control to take myself where I wanted and not wait for things to happen to me.”
Alumn, Creative Director, Google Creative Lab
“There’s one Circus for a reason. No where else will you find the hunger, drive, and passion it takes to be in advertising so alive. If you want to go far,
go to The Circus.”
Alumna, Art Director, 72andSunny
“Advertising without The Creative Circus is like a grilled cheese sandwich without the cheese.”
Chief Digital Officer, David&Goliath
“Circus alums always have the right balance of work ethics, craftsmanship and passion. That’s why we have 10 of them here.”
Chief Creative Officer, Pereira & O’Dell
“The Creative Circus doesn’t just make great portfolios, it makes great thinkers who are able to hit the ground running in the real world of advertising.”
VP Creative Recruiting, Arnold Worldwide
“We count on The Circus to put sparkle in our work and a bounce in our workplace.”
VP Creative, Sapient Nitro
“If you want to go into the industry ready to do great ads, run away to The Circus.”
Chief Creative Officer, Fitzgerald+Co
“Our Circus alums are easy to spot. They’re the ones Creative Directors fight to get on their teams during staffing meetings”
SVP Technology, Firstborn
Our graduates get hired at some of the top agencies in the country.
Creative Circus Blog
This past weekend, we had a great opportunity to host AIGA Atlanta‘s 2017″Rise Up” Mentoring kick-off event. The event pairs mentors with mentees in the design community in various fields to share information, get to know each other, and be inspired. About 60 guests attended and we were lucky to hear a presentation by Graphic […]
David Balwin, Founder of Baldwin& in North Carolina tells the story of starting an agency at the bottom of the market crash, and gives great advice to students just getting started.
We were so excited for our home team, the Atlanta Falcons going into last weekend’s big game against the Green Bay Packers. Since it was a clincher for the coveted Super Bowl, we couldn’t let the day go unnoticed. Thankfully, recent grad Nick Rog created this image to commemorate what turned out to be a fantastic swan […]
Brandon Pierce, Creative Director at 72andSunny, in New York shows off work for Smirnoff, Adidas, Samsung, and others. P.S. Sorry it was late. Youtube had a hissy-fit over the copyrighted content, but we set them straight.
Thank you to Deanna Clark, recent graduate who created this image for today’s celebration of Atlanta’s own Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. In this image, he waves to participants in the Civil Rights Movement’s “March on Washington” from the Lincoln Memorial. It was from this spot that he delivered his famous ‘I have a Dream’ […]
Interesting article about what makes some sites more appealing than others on The Next Web. Worth a read. I like to teach my designers that there’s always room to follow the old adage, “underpromise, overdeliver.” It’s imperative to a designer’s success in the marketing industry that they don’t get complacent. Every site they create should be bespoke, aiming […]
Podcast: Don’t Get Me Started
Every two weeks, Circus Department Head Dan Balser gets into the heads of some of the industry’s legends and future stars. Hear here.
Student Portfolio Pieces
View some of our recent student portfolio work.
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We offer classes in design, commercial photography, web design, art direction, & copywriting here at our campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Our two year portfolio building program has helped thousands of aspiring creatives land a career using their talents.