Audio and MusicAudio and Music

Business and EntrepreneurshipBusiness and Entrepreneurship

Communication, Culture, and SocietyCommunication, Culture, and Society



Film and TelevisionFilm and Television

Theatre and DanceTheatre and Dance

Visual ArtsVisual Arts

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Graduate Programs

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

More about our Graduate Programs

Academic Calendar

Summer 2024
  • Memorial Day holiday (no classes)Monday, May 27
  • Summer semester beginsTuesday, May 28
  • Juneteenth holiday (no classes) Wednesday, June 19
  • Independence Day holiday (no classes)Thursday, July 4 – Friday, July 5
  • Semester endsSaturday, August 17
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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.