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
As August humidity surrounds us, we invite our agency pals to visit (no better time, right?). But really, the purpose of seeking top talent to fill creative spots in agencies around the U.S. including many in our own city is what draws recruiters to the Creative Circus. Students work for weeks adding the finishing touches […]
It’s #backtoschool time for college students and while our 2-year portfolio classes are going full swing, the 2016 Summer at the Circus crew returns to campus. We had a great time advising this bright group on copywriting, art direction, design and photography for 8 intense weeks. They learned Adobe Suite and Illustrator, created their own […]
It’s hot and our spring graduates have left for jobs throughout the U.S. The hallways are cleared while the rest of the students take a much-needed break and we’ve welcomed our summer school college students for an 8-week bootcamp. I’m amazed at the quality of these creatives-in-training that have chosen to spend their summer break […]
The wheels have been in motion for months to bring our Atlanta board members together and now it’s here! Winter has flown by and we’re excited to talk shop with this group. We’ll be chatting copywriting, art direction, interactive design, the growth of digital/video in advertising and more. Our attendees include Ames Scullin O’Haire, Anthem, BBDO, […]
First of all, we’re way more than just an ad school. People often call us an ad school because our biggest department is our advertising department, and let’s face it, “ad guys” like to talk about themselves a lot. But we are so much more than that. “People often call us an ad school,but we’re […]
#CircusForum Schedule Winter 2016 Interested in meeting the heavy hitters of our industry? Look no further than the free, open to the public, #CircusForum Friday Speaker series! Follow us on Twitter: #CircusForum. If you’d like to attend, please contact email@example.com Friday, January 15th 1:30 – 2:30 Jonathan Lawrence, Designer | Matchstic Mackenzie Brookshire, Identity Designer […]
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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Ad School | Creative Career Programs: copywriting, art direction, design, photography, & web design in Atlanta. 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.