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  • Cultivate Your Creativity
    Gain real-world advertising and public relations experience


  • At Minnesota State University Moorhead, we think of Advertising as the “can do” major. Think about your favorite TV commercial. With this degree, you could be the one who writes the ad, shoots the video or decides where it’s going to run. You could come up with the idea for a hilarious campaign, like Snickers’ “You’re not you when you’re hungry” or GEICO’s “So easy a caveman can do it.” If you like the challenge of brainstorming unique ways to showcase products and services, there’s a place for you here.

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  • Benefits of an MSUM Advertising Degree
    As part of the MSUM Advertising major, you’ll learn to have fun when coming up with ideas. You’ll find creative ways to solve problems, connect with other creative people, and recognize your value on a team, all while learning to laugh at yourself and with others.
    Our comprehensive curriculum ensures you’ll be well prepared for a job at any type of business—ad agencies, TV stations, production studios, design firms, print shops, or one of the thousands of companies that have in-house ad departments.
    From our student ad agency Flypaper to on- and off-campus internships, the abundance of real-world experience accumulated during your time in the Advertising program is essential to landing your dream job prior to or shortly following graduation.
    MSUM Advertising alumni dominate the advertising scene in Fargo-Moorhead and work at ad agencies in nearly every state. We’re also recognized as having one of the best advertising programs in the region, which is proven by our students’ repeated National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) successes.
    You might be interested in managing a team of writers and designers to create unforgettable print pieces—brochures, posters or print ads. You might desire to delve into the digital realm and extend a campaign into social media mobile platforms. You might find joy in presenting clients with amazing ideas or beautiful images, or maybe you’ll be the person to create them. No matter what your creative passion, you’ll fit right in here.
    Learning Opportunities Beyond the Classroom

    Design advertisements for clients. Interact with local organizations. Film a commercial. Get involved in the advertising industry with abundant learning opportunities.

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  • Careers & Outcomes
    Find work in any facet of the advertising industry. MSUM Advertising graduates enjoy 100 percent job placement and are highly satisfied in their careers.
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    Katie Hamness, Journalism
    Our students produce the most compelling stories.
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