The Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department offers a number of foreign language classes that support the LAS Core Curriculum. You can study Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. A placement test is not required.
This intensive, weeklong J-Term course offers singers, songwriters, rappers, producers and instrumentalists the opportunity to earn academic credit while working in close collaboration with music business and sound engineering faculty and guest artists/producers. You’ll form a band or performance project, create, record and produce your music in a studio setting, and perform your work on stage.
Creative Learning Hubs at Columbia offer students, faculty and guest artists from multiple majors and disciplines the opportunity to collaborate, take creative risks and exchange ideas. The Photography Department’s ongoing Hub publishes Frank Magazine, a digital publication that features the work of students, faculty, staff and alumni. The magazine content and creation is produced by a collaborative team of students from Photography, Art and Art History, Design, and Journalism and is mentored by Jo-Nell Sieren from the Career Center.
This annual two-day micro-symposium explores the diverse and innovative ways we craft truth in story, image and sound. It is an opportunity for students, faculty, alumni and industry partners to examine the development, creation and instruction of “nonfiction” content, reclaiming the word “documentary” and investing it with new meaning.
The Washington Experience is a three-week course offered every summer to qualified graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. As a student in the program, you’ll cover press conferences and news briefings on and off Capitol Hill. You’ll also become familiar with Washington institutions like the U.S. Supreme Court, National Press Club and Newseum.
WCRX is Columbia's student-run radio station serving the college campus and surrounding communities. WCRX has won numerous awards and has been ranked among the country’s top college radio stations by the Huffington Post and the Washington Post. While working at the station, you’ll get hands-on training both on and off the air.
The MA Intensive Summer is a low-residency program offering the same innovative curriculum as the current one-year MA degree, but scheduled across two consecutive summer sessions. The vigorous pace of the nine-week summer sessions is balanced with independent art practice and research under the guidance of Interdisciplinary Arts faculty in the interim year. You’ll network, collaborate with a cohort of classmates from around the country and world, and create a contemporary interdisciplinary body of work.
This program is a unique approach to suicide prevention because body signals are added to best practice: Participants learn suicide facts and myths, warning signs, risk factors and protective factors. Life-skills training through experiential learning is a key component. This program began in 2002 on Columbia’s campus and has since gained national and international recognition.
Columbia College Chicago Continuing and Community Education (CCE) serves as a gateway for anyone who wishes to be engaged in the arts through high-quality and accessible music, dance, and theatre classes, regardless of age, ability, or financial means. As the provider of community arts education to a growing number of students, CCE encourages and celebrates sustained and vibrant engagement with the arts through private instruction, group classes, performance opportunities for students, and free concerts.