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Advertising connects people with world-changing ideas and influences culture and society. It’s not just “selling stuff” to consumers. It’s telling creative and inclusive stories that build brands, engage unique and/or diverse target markets, and inspire action and change in the world.

Still from a Film project depicting a long stretch of highway during midday with a film grain filter on top.

Adam Dellavecchia, Skye Scaglione, Thalia Esparza

nun drinking liquid death canned water

Mai Nguyen, Sam Talanges 

In CCS’s Advertising Design program, you’ll learn to tell stories and create content for multiple creative communications channels — like social media, video, print, digital, user interaction and experiences, mobile, experiential events and guerilla tactics—to solve problems, influence culture and bring impactful change to life.

To succeed in an industry with ever-changing rules and avenues, you’ll develop a range of tools, from strategic copywriting and storytelling techniques to the audience research and sociological analysis that will broaden your reach and impact.

For Students
Much like in the real world of advertising, our classrooms function in teams. Through collaboration, you’ll gain a true sense of the field so you can hit the ground running, and make a great living, when you graduate.


Career Choices
Our graduates go to work as Art Directors, Copywriters, Creative Directors, UX Designers, Content Creators, Social Community Managers, Creative Strategists, Design Directors, Social Media Copywriters, Social Media Art Directors, App/Mobile Designers, Visual Designers, Experience Designers, and more.


Account Executive
App Designer
Art Director
Brand Manager
Brand Strategist
Creative Director
Design Director
Digital Ad Strategist

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Digital Designer
Graphic Designer
Interaction Designer
Motion Graphics Designer
Social Content Manager
Social Copywriter
Social Media Graphic Designer
Social Media Manager
TV and Radio Producer
Visual Designer
Web/Mobile Media Designer

Students in Advertising Design have access to everything from camera and sound equipment to studio spaces to lay out their ideas and brainstorm. 


Kristen Beasley

Creative Director


Bruna Camargo

Director of Social Strategy
Lafayette American


Michael Franklin

Creative Director
Ogilvy & Mather


Keriann Griffin

Digital Advertising Product Manager
General Motors


Lauren Larsen

Senior Copywriter
FCB Chicago


Marisa Lehnert

Creative Director


Brandon Locke

Sr. Creative Director


Joni Osuga

Sr. Experience Designer

In The News

CCS Named as a Top Design School by GDUSA

CCS Named as a Top Design School by GDUSA

“It is time once again time for our annual list of favorite graphic design schools and programs that excel in teaching the hard and soft skills necessary for success, in nurturing talent and expanding minds, and in preparing the next generation of creatives for a dream career in the real world.”