Graduate Events

Columbia College Chicago offers MFA, MA and Certificate programs in a variety of disciplines. Want to learn more about our graduate programs? Attend one of our graduate events or schedule an appointment with us!


Graduate Events

The School of Graduate Studies hosts a variety of virtual and in-person events designed to help you get to know our programs, and determine if graduate school at Columbia is the right fit for you. Please sign up for one or more events using the link below.

Sign up for an event

Personalized Appointments

Interested in chatting with someone to get a feel for graduate study at Columbia College Chicago? Set up a personalized appointment with us. 

Our graduate admissions team lead these appointments, which we cater specifically to your interests. The School of Graduate Studies is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We also host extended office hours by appointment.


If you would like to meet with us virtually over zoom, you can schedule a time with one of our Admissions Directors based on your potential graduate program.

If you are interested in Acting and Contemporary Performance Making, Entrepreneurship for Creatives, Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Media for Social Impact, Strategic Communication, or our new Intimacy for Stage and Screen Certificate, schedule a meeting with Kelly Schmader here.

For Cinema and Television Directing, Creative Writing, Fine Arts, User Experience and Interaction Design, Music Composition for the Screen, or Photography, schedule a meeting with David Marts here.

If you don’t see a time available that works for your schedule or you’re not sure which program interests you, please reach out to us at

In-Person Campus Visits

To sign up for an in-person appointment on campus, please fill out this form and we’ll work to set up your appointment with one of our admissions directors. Visit days are Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. central time. You’ll receive an email as soon as all of the details for your appointment are confirmed.