MDIA 390: Advertising Industry Immersion and Cultural Intelligence

Portland, Oregon & Seattle, Washington

  • MDIA 390 - 2 credits
  • Available to all majors
  • 24 student limit
  • Course fee: $1,495 (billed to student accounts)
  • 4:00-5:50 PM | Wednesday | Jan 14-March 8
  • Instructor: Steve Hall

This industry immersion course will help students gain insight into the advertising industry and the cities of Portland and Seattle. Students will meet with industry professionals and executives in the advertising and media industries to disucss how culture and brands impact each other - as well as learn more industry best practices, opportunities available in the advertising/media industry, and successful strategies for obtaining and building careers. It will also introduce introductory concepts on developing cultural intelligence as it relates to brands, industry and cities themselves. 

Potential industry visits include Adidas, Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Wieden+Kennedy, R/GA, Downstream, Instrument and Google. 

Trip Information

  • Spring Break 2019! March 17 - 23, 2019
  • Portland, Oregon & Seattle, Washington
  • Hotel information will be released soon
  • On-site transportation included
  • Daily meals, arrival flight to Portland, and return flight from Seattle is not included in the course fee
  • Group flight from Portland to Seattle is included in the course fee 
  • Sample 2018 Schedule

Application Information

  • Requests must be submitted by November 26, 2018  

Financial Information 

  • Course fee: $1,495 (fee applied to your student account)
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships can be used
  • Refund Policy


Contact Kyle Potthast, Coordinator of Student Programs,