Miami Ad School Sri Lanka, located in Colombo 4, brings exciting possibilities and global potential for the creative minds in the island. For the school, the real world becomes the classroom, with a collaboration of fresh perspectives and global ideologies that influence the future of design, digital marketing, strategic thinking, and innovation. At Miami Ad School, they have a place for everyone with a series of portfolio programmes, master’s programmes, bachelor’s programmes, and bootcamps.
Miami Ad School, catered towards students with dreams of becoming writers, designers, strategists, brand custodians, content daredevils, social media enthusiasts, and innovators of Sri Lanka, cultivates unconventional minds and celebrates audacious creativity in all its forms, from self-identified creatives and yet-to-identify creatives to unfulfilled professionals who need to revive their passion, or fall in love for the first time with bold ideas that breathe new life into everyday moments. Their curricula stay on par with the evolving world, with each programme creating opportunities for students to interact with international clients and provide solutions for real-life problems.
The school has been transforming creative education throughout their 16 campuses worldwide. They offer their students a chance to create a programme that is ideal for their unique talents and ambitions.
Speaking to Miami Ad School Sri Lanka and the Maldives Founder and CEO Kandeban Balendran, he shared his vision behind partnering with the best creative school in the world. “Sri Lanka has epic creative potential. We want students and professionals here to have an opportunity that allows them to not just explore their passion and be inspired, but also to find a foundation to build their creative careers on and a bridge that connects them to the world. We are very excited to invite the creative thinkers of Sri Lanka to come join a global community of designers, writers, strategists, and innovators to take the power of our island’s creativity to the world.”
He also explained that their Institutional Advisory Committee comprises the Miami Ad School’s Board of Directors – a global team of leading creatives, innovators, and strategists ensuring that creative bravery and innovation is at the heart of everything they do.
With creativity as their lifeblood, Miami Ad School believes in artistic revolution, relentless passion, and wild optimism that break free from the norm. Speaking on how far the school has come throughout its history, Balendran added: “You can tell when a school is good from their graduates and our alumni are championing creativity worldwide and are amongst the top creatives, strategists, designers, digital marketing gurus, and brand architects of the world. They are a true testament for the beliefs and passion of Miami Ad School and their creativity has inspired incredible campaigns and innovations in top organisations and agencies such as BBDO, Ogilvy, Droga5, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Facebook, Google, Oracle, Adobe, and many others.”
Balendran stated that their school is the world’s most awarded creative school in the world; explaining further, he added: “Our students are educated and inspired by the best of the best which is why at Miami Ad School, from advertising and social media to groundbreaking innovations, our students have been shining at international award festivals including being named Cannes Lion Future School of the Year and claiming the Gunn Report School of the Year title for four consecutive years.”
The first programmes to go live in Sri Lanka are the Strategy Bootcamp and Social Media Bootcamp with classes having commenced on 1 February 2021 for Strategy Bootcamp and classes for the Social Media Bootcamp to commence this month. The 12-week programme offers students a diploma certificate, Miami Ad School Bootcamp alumni status, and access to a global alumni network of the industry’s best strategists. The Strategy Bootcamp is an incredible opportunity for students and professionals that want to take their career to the next level, with all graduates having the opportunity to attend portfolio reviews and interview with top clients and agencies in Sri Lanka and gain job leads throughout their career.