Summer at the Circus

eight week creative marketing program

STUDENTS, START your IMAGINATIONS!

Imagination. Industry smarts. Design savvy. Those are just a few of the skills you’ll need to find a career in the advertising field. Highly competitive? You bet, but there’s no better way to sharpen your creative chops than spending your summer at The Creative Circus.

TAKE CREDIT for YOUR CREATIVITY

The Summer @ The Circus is a partnership between The University of Georgia and The Creative Circus. Students can earn up to six hours of upper-level elective credit offered by the Department of Advertising and Public Relations while studying on-site at The Creative Circus in Atlanta. It’s an in-depth and specialized crash course in advertising creativity from one of the top portfolio schools in the country.

You’ll be instructed by Creative Circus’ industry pros and UGA’s seasoned faculty and surrounded by other like-minded, aspiring creatives.

Session 1: ADVANCED CREATIVE EXPLORATIONS

June 6th - July 1st, 2022

WEEKS 1 & 2
USING CREATIVE SUITE EFFECTIVELY

See what it’s like to bring ideas to life. Tackle everything from infographics to web design, package design, print and digital magazines using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

PHOTO BASICS FOR MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Creatively explore brand direction and vision through the camera lens. Become well-versed in important aspects such as lighting, framing and visual storytelling. Learn how to shoot compelling and engaging images.

WEEKS 3 & 4
IDEA DEVELOPMENT & CREATIVE TEAMS

Learn what it’s like to think like a writer. Tell the brand story and leave them wanting more. One part strategy, two parts creative thinking; it’s a small glance at the life of an agency copywriter.

ART DIRECTION FOR EVERYONE

Discover the exhilarating world of art direction. Learn what goes into the most compelling compositions and see what it’s like to walk in the shoes of an agency art director.

Session 2: ADVANCED CREATIVE APPLICATIONS

July 11th - August 5th, 2022

WEEKS 5 & 6
DIPPING YOUR TOE IN TYPE

Your introduction to the vast, rich world of typography. Discover fonts as a tone of voice to amplify and enhance your messaging. Learn why type is important, be able to choose wisely and communicate with it.

VISUAL STORYTELLING

Bring all those great ideas and campaigns to life in motion! In this class, you'll learn how to set up and shoot meaningful videos and then how to use Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects, to bring all your work to the next level.

WEEKS 7 & 8
CREATIVE STRATEGY & THE SELLING OF CREATIVE IDEAS

Learn how to discuss strategic messaging and articulately convey campaign concepts, comfortably addressing your design and copy choices. Utilize the skills you’ve developed in the first six weeks to create a portfolio-worthy ad campaign.

PORTFOLIO: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER

This course will help you pull your various creative pieces together, organize and strengthen them to be meaningful book pieces and then set up a website that will show your work to best advantage. It’s a good start for what we hope will eventually be a great portfolio.

DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS

The Summer @ The Circus program is an elite opportunity – not to be missed, so apply today.

The program fee is a total of $2,950 for the eight weeks. Students who wish to earn up to 6 hours of upper-level academic credit offered through the University of Georgia will pay tuition and any applicable fees, in addition to the program fees.

Students enrolled in Summer @ The Circus will have access to housing at Emory University.

All classes are held at:
The Creative Circus
812 Lambert Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324

To apply for the Summer @ The Circus program, click the link below and apply on the UGA's Office of International Education website.

Apply today. Opportunity is yours for the creating.

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