Graduate Programs

Columbia College Chicago offers a Master of Fine Arts. Students pursue advanced study in a small, selective program 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 effect meaningful change in their communities.

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

Fine Arts (MFA)


In this two-year MFA, you will create a professional body of artwork while demonstrating mastery of materials and techniques. Our unique focus on providing you access to learning business skills alongside pedagogies for teaching art to others will prepare you with numerous options for structuring your career as a working artist, while providing you time to create and refine your creative vision.

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