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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

Spring 2021
  • January session beginsMonday, January 4
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holidayMonday, January 18
  • 15-week semester beginsMonday, January 25
  • Add deadline, 15-week semesterMonday, February 1
  • Drop deadline, 15-week semesterMonday, February 8
  • Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semesterFriday, March 26
  • Making Week (no classes)Monday, May 3 – Saturday, May 8
  • Semester endsFriday, May 14
  • Commencement exercises (no classes)Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16
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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.