Chicago Portfolio School is a one year program preparing students for jobs at advertising agencies, design studios and digital shops. Students can specialize in Copywriting, Art Direction or Design with classes covering everything from concepting ideas to mastering technical skills.
All instructors are working professionals and come from award winning agencies throughout the Chicago area. Leo Burnett, Cramer-Krasselt, DraftFCB, Firebelly and Saatchi are just a few examples.
Beyond the classroom, we host a number of events to help students connect and network with the creative community. Each quarter we partner with global agencies or brands that give real assignments for real clients or products. Twice a year we host a Portfolio Debut that allows alumni to present their books to recruiters and creative directors from around the country. And all throughout the year we host guest speakers from every spectrum of the creative world to talk with students about a wide array of topics.
Last Updated: October 2016