Portfolio Studio has three, free, online self-directed courses that you take at your own pace. These courses get you familiar with the fundamental theories, practices, and techniques that you'll be using in the creative industries. They also give you a look at our state-of-the art portal for our instructor-led courses. Take one or all three courses. 

Elements of an Ad 101: Although advertisements vary, there are some basic components that all creatives need to know. This short, self-directed course explains ad terminology and the basics.

Creative Briefs 101: The brief is an essential tool for working on an advertising or design project. This short, self-directed course helps you understand and write a creative brief and providing relevant examples so you’re ready to jump right in on client-based work.

The Creative Process 101: The creative process is a step-by-step procedure that helps creative’s generate and execute ideas and develop them through finished work. This short, self-directed course explains and demystifies the creative process and teaches you how to start using it for better outcomes.  

It is easy to sign up for all three. They are offered exclusively online at