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 & 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 & 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, 2016

WEEKS 1 & 2
IDEA DEVELOPMENT & CREATIVE TEAMS

Learn what it’s like to think like a writer. Tell the brand story & 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 & see what it’s like to walk in the shoes of an agency art director.

WEEKS 3 & 4
USING CREATIVE SUITE EFFECTIVELY

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

CREATIVE STRATEGY & THE SELLING OF CREATIVE IDEAS

Master the art of establishing credibility & selling your ideas. Learn how to discuss strategic messaging & articulately convey campaign concepts, comfortably addressing your design and copy choices.

Session 2: ADVANCED CREATIVE APPLICATIONS

July 11th – August 5st, 2016

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 & enhance your messaging. Learn why type is important, be able to choose wisely & communicate with it.

PHOTO & VIDEO BASICS FOR MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

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

WEEKS 7 & 8
BOARD GAMES- APPLIED CREATIVITY

Embrace the team challenge of creating a comprehensive board game. Use laser-guided focus to apply typography, hierarchy & color harmony. Employ your new skills to create the next American pastime.

DEATHMATCH: CONCEPTING TO WIN

Get a taste of what life is like in our ‘idea-based’ industry. Engage in time- sensitive concepting exercises & work productively in a team setting, learning to problem solve with optimum effciency.

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 & 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, contact The Creative Circus

Apply today. Opportunity is yours for the creating.