It's time you set your sights a little higher.
Out west, nestled up against Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, sits a lone creative outpost. A place for eager explorers and risk-takers to discover how far their creativity can take them, with those who have gone before them acting as their guides. There’s an adventurous spirit up here, borne from the rugged peaks, that draws in dreamers and inspires them to discover new ideas in places that others dared not look.
Those who find us aren’t in search of an ordinary advertising school… they’re in search of adventure.
Feel prepared for
At DAD, the top minds from the best agencies in the west will be your guide. Every single one of our instructors are real-life creative directors from only the top Denver/Boulder agencies, and they put you to work right from the first quarter –– they’re not here to lecture or waste your time. Our entire program is structured to have the pace, expectations, and creative environment of an ad agency. Because of this you’ll get what feels like an entire year’s worth of on-the-job training before you even show up to your first day of work.
Choose your path.
Craft the look and feel of a campaign. Make decisions about visuals, photography, type, colors, etc. Learn everything you need to know to become a Jr. Art Director.
Craft the idea or story behind a campaign. Write headlines, scripts, taglines — lots of words, basically. Learn everything you need to know to become a Jr. Copywriter.
Discover insights that inspire campaigns. Research and lay the groundwork that allows creatives to create. Learn all you need to know to become a Jr. Planner.
It’s all about
who we know.
Even if you’ve got the greatest portfolio in the world, it’s still completely useless unless someone actually sees it. At DAD, we make it our job to get you a job by sending your portfolios to all the top agencies in the country. These are just a few of our industry connections and the agencies that could potentially be your first employer. Click below to see the full list.
Blaze a new
trail out west.
There’s always been a special kind of energy out west, creativity just seems to thrive in our thin mountain air. And like those who once explored this uncharted territory long ago, people and businesses are still flocking to Colorado to experience something different, be more innovative, and create work with a renewed sense of purpose.
Plus, when you factor in our 300 days of sunshine, world-class skiing, and the beauty of the Rockies in your backyard, where else would you want to spend a year getting ready to begin your creative career?
How does DAD stack up?
When it comes time to decide on which advertising portfolio school to attend, there aren’t a ton of good choices. That was the single biggest reason we started DAD, to give students a quicker, better alternative at a more affordable price. Below are the main points of distinction between us and the other two major ad schools.