Columbia College Chicago


Columbia College Chicago offers master's degrees, graduate certificate programs and licensure in the arts, media, education, the business of the arts, and the application of the arts to healing. Students pursue advanced study in small, selective programs that are grounded in history and theory and shaped by the trends of contemporary practice. Under the guidance of award-winning faculty, students prepare to advance their careers, shape the future of their disciplines, and affect meaningful change in their communities.

Graduate Programs

For requirements and more information about these programs, visit the course catalog.

Visual Arts Education (K-12), MAT


The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Visual Arts Education program gives you the skills to share your passion for the visual arts with students at the elementary and secondary school levels. Our program is ideal for aspiring teachers seeking a career change and for professional educators who wish to obtain new skills and formal licensure.

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