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We accept students on a rolling admissions basis so the earlier you apply, the better your chance of reserving a spot for your desired quarter.

After your application is received, we’ll be in touch to set up an informal interview. Admission is based on your commitment and dedication to your craft as determined by an admissions interview. This selection process allows us to provide a unique creative learning environment filled with dedicated students. 

*Not ready to apply today, setup a time to chat with one of our admissions representatives here.

The Creative Circus Application - Art Direction

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Are you proud of your social channels? Have you perfected your Instagram grid? Feel strongly about your Twitter feed? Feel free to share your socials with us. No pressure, but if you want to share, include the link(s) above.
  • Short Answer Questions

    In a maximum of 200 words, please provide us with your thoughts on the following questions:
  • Personal Essay

    In a minimum of 500 words, please provide us with your thoughts on the following question:
    In your own words, what does Art Direction mean to you, and what excites you most about this path at The Creative Circus?
  • Creative Samples

    Please provide us with 10–15 samples of your best creative work that you feel is a reflection of you.
    What are we looking for? Passion. Inventive, original ideas. Your samples can include fine art, creative writing, music you’ve made, photography, or any other kind of creative work.
  • Please upload a PDF of your creative work samples to a Dropbox folder (or similar file sharing service) and submit the link from there.
  • Official Transcript

    We'll need an official, sealed copy of your college transcript, or the most recent school you attended. Your school must send it directly to The Creative Circus, c/o Melaney Johnson, 812 Lambert Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. Or, if it's sent electronically, to melaney.johnson@creativecircus.edu
  • Application Fee

    The application fee is a one-time, non-refundable payment of $100. This covers administrative expenses incurred in processing new student applications.
  • American Express

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