Innovative preparation for a career in advertising.

Temerlin Advertising Institute

INNOVATIVE PREPARATION FOR A
CAREER IN ADVERTISING

WORK IN THE ADVERTISING INDUSTRY OR BE READY FOR ADMISSION TO A DOCTORAL PROGRAM WITH A MASTERS IN ADVERTISING FROM TAI

The Temerlin Advertising Institute incorporates theory and practice together and then filters it through a lens of social and corporate responsibility. It's an approach designed to develop broader understanding and leadership for today’s socially conscious world.

If you like to keep your options open, TAI provides the best of both worlds: A professional plan that includes an Executive Internship and a research plan that prepares students for further academic study.

A PROFESSIONAL PLAN PROVIDES THE FOUNDATION FOR AN ADVERTISING CAREER 

TAI offers a degree program with an executive focus. You will study in small class sizes, in a top 5 Media Market home to many advertising agencies and fortune 500 companies.  The location offers opportunities for the best professors working in the industry, the best internships, and the greatest networking opportunities.

A RESEARCH PLAN ALLOWS FOR PH.D PREPARATION AND AN ACADEMIC CAREER

Applicants interested in pursuing a thesis/research emphasis may select Plan B of our MA in Advertising program. Research credits are taken in place of both the second year fall elective and the final semester’s Executive Internship so that students are able to complete and defend their projects in preparation for an academic career or further study.

A FOOTING IN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

When you work toward a Masters Degree in Advertising from TAI, you’ll gain needed experience as you attend events and engage in activities with national industry associations and clubs. Whether you attend a lunch sponsored by the AAF (American Advertising Federation), gather insight at the Social Media Club of Dallas, or show your best work at a show like the One Show in New York; you’ll gain experience and relationships that will benefit you for a lifetime.

A BUSINESS AND SOCIAL NETWORK TO ENHANCE YOUR CAREER

SMU is known for a robust and far-reaching network of alumni that you will join as a graduate of Temerlin Advertising Institute. Whether your goal is to teach, do research or join professionals pursuing the craft of advertising, you’ll find fellow SMU graduates at every turn.

You can have both worlds. Students pursuing either plan study strategic brand management, consumer persuasion, creative problem solving, account management, social entrepreneurship, metrics, consumer engagement and social media, as well as advertising campaigns.

You’ll study abroad. During your second year, you will travel overseas (typically in June) to learn about Advertising in a global marketplace. Past destinations included India, Hong Kong and Macau.

And when you’re not abroad, you’ll live and study in Dallas. One of the most vibrant metropolitan areas in the United States, and a top 5 media market, Dallas offers a combination of dynamic business opportunities and a culturally rich environment that makes it one of the most sought-after living places in America.

Career Options start with the Master of Arts in Advertising at SMU.

Learn more about the program, financial aid, and apply for admission.

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