Columbia College Chicago


Manifest is a celebration, a showcase of creativity, and our biggest party of the year.

Manifest Urban Arts Festival

Each May, Manifest showcases the amazing work of Columbia students. Join the party.

Each May, Columbia takes over the South Loop with Manifest, an all-day festival that showcases the hard work and talent of our wildly creative students. Produced and run by Columbia students, Manifest features gallery exhibitions, live music, film screenings, original video games, fashion shows, literary readings, and more. Check out the video for highlights from Manifest 2017.

Ready to Apply?

We’re happy you’re thinking of joining our creative community. We work hard to make our application process as simple and fast as possible, but should you run into any concerns, we're here to help at any time.

Looking for an event near you?

If you can’t make it to campus, don’t worry! We have a full schedule of events all across the U.S. and around the world.