Academics

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Fine and Performing Arts
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Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Media Arts
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School of Graduate Studies

Columbia College Chicago offers master’s degree and graduate certificate programs in the arts, media, and the business of the arts.

More about the School of Graduate Studies

Academic Calendar

Fall 2020
  • Labor Day holiday Monday, September 7
  • 15-week semester begins Tuesday, September 8
  • Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 14
  • Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 21
  • Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Friday, November 6
  • Thanksgiving break Wednesday, November 25 – Sunday, November 29
  • Semester ends Saturday, December 19
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Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum

At Columbia, we believe a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences is essential to any creative career.

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Academic Resources

Columbia offers assistance to student at all levels to help them achieve academic success including advising, tutoring, peer coaching, supplemental instruction and placement testing.

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Special Programs

Whether you're looking to get a leg up in your chosen industry or branch out into another specialty, Columbia offers exciting special programs to enhance your educational experience.

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