Advertising

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TAI is one of the nation's few endowed advertising institutes.

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Curriculum and practicum prepare students for work in agencies, corporations and design studios.

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Ethics in advertising is a key component of the TAI curriculum. "Better Halves" is a food-for-the-homeless campaign created by Monika Hoang ('13) and Christy Parrott ('12).

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TAI students produce award-winning work and are frequent winners of industry competitions.

Dev Gupta

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Dev Gupta teaches creative advertising art direction and copywritting. Before joining SMU, he worked as an art director and freelance interactive designer at various New York and Dallas agencies. He holds a Masters in Advertising and Bachelors of Finance from The University of Texas. His work has been featured in and honored by Wired Magazine, GQ, The One Club, Mashables and TechCrunch. When he is not teaching he consults with agencies, tech start-ups and fortune 500 companies. 

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