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A+D provides numerous extracurricular opportunities to become enriched both as a student and as a professional. Internship opportunities, exhibitions, competitions, lectures, professional reviews, and social events are just some of the activities available outside the classroom. Student organizations provide even more forums to allow you to participate as a dynamic member of the department and within the community at large. Columbia’s annual Manifest event is the largest student art exhibition in Chicago and offers graduating seniors the ability to exhibit their work to the entire city. With all the skills and knowledge you’ll gain as a student in the Art + Design Department at Columbia College Chicago, you’ll find opportunities and engagement for the rest of your life.