Columbia Journalism Professor to Discuss Documentary with Pulitzer Prize Winner in D.C.Feb 06, 2023
“Morocco, Morocco” was directed by Associate Professor Jackie Spinner and funded in part by Columbia College Chicago.
“Morocco, Morocco” was directed by Associate Professor Jackie Spinner and funded in part by Columbia College Chicago.
Films and shows nominated for prestigious awards are backed by the talents of Columbia alums.
Columbia College Chicago unveils new home for admissions.
Columbia students in media arts to benefit from scholarships, training, and enhanced course content as part of a dynamic new partnership.
NRF Foundation scholarship recipients from Columbia place second in Student Challenge and enjoy three days of fashion industry events and networking opportunities.
Columbia announces Spring lineup for 49th Dance Presenting Series.
The “Animation Career Review's” annual rankings of animation schools and colleges places Columbia in the top 15 percent nationally.
Spring 2023 at Columbia College Chicago promises to be action packed.
Who is Andrew Whatley?
Meredith Sutton will become the interim director of the Dance Presenting Series.
In April, five Columbia College Chicago scholarship winners will travel to New York City where the Fashion Scholarship Fund will recognize the students at a gala event.
Columbia students collaborate with Joe & Bella to develop innovative apparel for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes, with the company selecting one piece to produce and sell on their website.
Columbia students will earn scholarships and again head to New York City to meet with retail industry leaders and attend the NRF Foundation Honors event.
Columbia College Chicago, community excellence recognized around the world
Noted for his eclectic style, Allen-Toole — who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia College Chicago — wrote the music for the neo-western film “God’s Country.”
Beginning with the Spring 2023 term, Columbia Cinema and Television Arts and Interactive Arts and Media students can participate in a for-credit exchange program with Illinois Tech, giving them opportunities to complement their media and arts education with the academic strengths of neighboring Illinois Tech.
Black List films have earned 54 Academy Awards since 2005, including four of the last 12 Best Picture Oscars.
In this new role, the dean of Columbia’s School of Media Arts will take on several responsibilities, including serving as editor of ‘The Journal of Communication and Media Studies.’
Associate Provost and Associate Professor Susan Kerns as well as numerous alums and former students named on Newcity’s listing of Chicago’s top film professionals.
On Nov. 28, Columbia College Chicago hosted its annual event to honor Cinema and Television Arts students and alums.
Chicago actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director honored at student-produced scholarship gala
Created by a team that includes Associate Professor Bill Guschwan and past and present Columbia students, the STIGMA app makes Google Play’s "Best of 2022" list.
Columbia College Chicago students Chengyu Lu and Yixi Luo (Micro) screen their film “Far Above the Starry Sky” at annual festival in Xiamen.
“Into the Little Blue House,” a GRAMMY-nominated children’s album, was produced by Michael Freeman, an adjunct faculty member in the Audio Arts and Acoustics department at Columbia College Chicago.
Columbia College Chicago is one of 394 colleges and universities recognized for its efforts to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement in the 2022 election.
Columbia College Chicago recognizes the students, faculty, and staff who comprise Columbia's vibrant creative community.
Graphic Design Faculty Member Guy Villa, Jr.’s ‘Chicago Design Through the Decades’ exhibition opens Friday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m., and will run nightly through December 30 as part of the Merchandise Mart’s Art on the Mart series.
CTVA Professor Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa was a judge at the International Film School Festival of Tétouan in Morocco, which featured films from Columbia students.
Created by the NRF Foundation, Rising Star Scholarships help students like Columbia's Mollie Baker gain valuable opportunities to learn about career opportunities in retail and attend the NRF Foundation Student Program in January.
Professor Laurence Minsky — along with alum Dmitry Sandel ’96 and student Madison Apton — helps team win gold at Marcom Awards, an international competition.
Ben Dawson, a junior at Columbia studying film and cinematography, is one of 12 students selected for the Television Academy Foundation Internship Program.
Taylor Hokanson hosted a live aluminum pour at Logan Square’s Comfort Station Sunday for community members and students.
Columbia College Chicago Radio students meet media personality Ryan Seacrest at the Radio Hall of Fame 2022 Induction Ceremony and get a special shout out from the stage before introducing Ellen K for her induction.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, Sugar Gamers founder Keisha Howard comes to Columbia College Chicago to discuss games and fashion.
Adjunct Music Professor Jonita Lattimore sang "Donde lieta" from Puccini's La Boheme on Backstory with Larry Potash.
Columbia Assistant Professor Missy Hernandez and Alum Miguel Silveira ‘05 wrote and produced the documentary ‘The Last Election and Other Love Stories,’ which was directed by Silveira.
Renowned keyboardist Morris Hayes will perform at the Columbia Music Center Concert Hall on Friday, November 18.
Associate Professor Elio Leturia received the 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award for ‘The Latinx Word,’ a collaborative magazine project produced by Columbia students from two of his courses.
CTVA Professor David Tarleton served as producer, director, director of photography, and editor on the films “Gray Area,” “Identity,” and “Karen.”
Five Fashion Studies students are participating in the Fourth Annual O'Hare Fashion Packed Challenge, which has all been caught on camera by CTVA documentary students hired by the Chicago Department of Aviation.
Students take the opportunity to tout Columbia’s impressive record of getting out the vote and enjoy a photo opp with the Governor.
‘Ancestors’, a film co-directed by Columbia Alum Darren Lorenzi MFA ‘15, will be screening at the Urbanworld Film Festival in NYC.
On October 9, Dr. Friesem received the award for his civic media work to help with the legislative process of Illinois Public Act 102-055.
After receiving close advising and preparation from mentors throughout the coming year, the film will be unveiled at The Pitch at Industry Days at the 2023 Chicago International Film Festival.
As part of Admissions’ evolving recruitment strategy, there are now three recruiters working in key markets across the country—establishing Columbia’s presence nationwide.
In 2020, Columbia students were named finalists in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Films program and today the spot they wrote, directed, and produced can be seen on screens across Canada.
'Winnie-the-Pooh' audiobook receives AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Award.
The funding will go towards the Dance Center's project "Chicago Artists Spotlight Platform."
Izaak Thompson '21 will present a paper on his project "Pure Covidata: an Automated Sonification of the COVID-19 Pandemic's Recent State" at the Interactive Sonification Workshop (ISon '22).
Get your Halloween season off to a spooky cinematic start and check out Columbia-made films on September 24 and 25.
The Fall 2022 semester brings a class of students who embody the values and mission of Columbia College Chicago.
Columbia graduate students Francia Garcia Hernandez and Jordyn Harrison recognized for stories written in Professor Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin’s Solutions Journalism class.
Congratulations to alum Christian Sprenger ’07 for his second Emmy win and to all the Columbia alums nominated for Emmys this year.
The Columbia Votes initiative led the effort to increase voter turnout among Columbia students.
‘Artificial Intelligence and Playable Media’ by Eric Freedman will be available on September 2.
Columbia Music students and alums perform at iconic Chicago hotel’s lobby bar.
Associate Professor Sharon Ross discusses the convicted brothers’ TikTok defenders in Menendez Brothers: Misjudged?
The 2022 Project Windows visual display contest gives “Best Design” award to Fashion Studies’ “Cezanne Undone: Another PerRetrospective” window exhibit.
Columbia College Chicago ranks #12 on the publication's annual list.
Alphonse has a distinguished career in private equity and Jackson MAM ’06 in public relations.
The Columbia community participates in the annual musical festival Lollapalooza in multiple ways.
The publication recognizes Columbia for its outstanding directing training, massive alumni base, and unique Semester in LA program.
Leturia exhibited his poster series “No Literal” in two European countries.
Dance Presenting Series Director Ellen Chenoweth to Step Down
Columbia students once again earn top spots and compete for $10,000 and $25,000 scholarships.
There’s still time to be part of the first-ever Summer Social Justice Institute.
Columbia is thrilled to honor our LGBTQIA+ community with a campaign including Alum Lena Waithe ‘06.
Columbia-trained designers delve into painter Paul Cezanne’s process and showcase their Cezanne-inspired designs at 618 S. Michigan.
Columbia College Chicago student Tridev (Tejo)'s film was among the 82 projects shortlisted for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' 2022 Yugo Student Awards.
“Through the Lens” at Columbia’s Student Center will be open to the public and free for the Columbia community
Animation Career Review ranked Columbia College Chicago #13 on their list of Top Graphic Design Schools in the Midwest.
Last Summer on State Street, published by William Morrow, will be available June 14.
Fashion and Communication students from Columbia College Chicago pitch a product to empower inclusive beauty at L’Oréal Brandstorm 2022 and are recognized for their stellar work. Public voting between May 9 and 15 will help determine winners of the semifinals.
In its annual list of premier film schools, Variety recognizes Columbia for its digital cinematography capabilities, internship programs, multidisciplinary Semester in LA program, and location in one of the country’s largest media markets.
The Art Career Project ranked Columbia College Chicago #8 on their list of Best Photography Schools in the U.S..
Biggest Mouth draws largest crowd since its inception
Inspired by the shame of friendship breakups, Cheryl Graeff, an adjunct faculty member in Cinema and Television Arts as well as Interactive Arts and Media at Columbia, attempts to normalize the conversation around these painful experiences.
Partner program creates new opportunities for IAM students, providing cutting-edge Unreal Engine resources, development tools, and an important bridge between Columbia and industry experts.
DocYourWorld, an annual student-run documentary festival at Columbia College Chicago, covers nonfiction stories across different mediums. The theme for 2022 is “Overcoming Obstacles.”
Susan Kerns, an associate professor in Cinema and Television Arts, joins ARRAY Crew’s Meredith Shea in a discussion about Safe Sets on May 1.
In-person Industry Night panel discussion on NFTs will also be available on Zoom
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the graduating classes of 2022 at Columbia College Chicago's annual Commencement exercises and Manifest Urban Arts Festival.
Part of the Chicago International Film Festival, CineYouth will feature work by Columbia College Chicago students and alums.
This summer the college will be launching its first-ever Summer Institute as part of the Social Justice Initiative.
Columbia College Chicago’s Spring Splash student showcase and panel discussions offered valuable experiences for students and provided an opportunity for alums to share industry insights.
Come to CODE to meet and hear industry leaders and recent alums share their career experiences.
Journalist Danny Fenster ’09 and LGBTQ+ community leader Modesto Tico Valle will be honored at Columbia’s 2022 Commencement ceremonies. The May 14 and 15 celebrations mark the first time the college’s Commencement exercises will be held in person since 2019.
Semester in LA students now attend classes and meet industry experts at Sunset Las Palmas Studios in the heart of Hollywood.
Robert Davison Long wins the 2022 NRF Foundation’s Next Generation Award and two Columbia teams place in the NRF Student Challenge, earning students scholarships and making Columbia the most winning institution at this year’s NRF Foundation’s Honors.
Join the Fashion Studies Department from April 18-22 as Columbia College Chicago participates in Fashion Revolution Week—the world’s largest fashion activism movement.
This year, nine Columbia College Chicago students have risen to the top level of two major student competitions—the NRF Foundation Student Challenge and the NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship. The winners will be announced April 13.
“Having work recognized by the Guggenheim Foundation is a tremendous honor,” said Kelli Connell, Professor and Graduate Program Director of Columbia’s Photography Department.
The Cinema and Television Arts Department, in collaboration with Alumni Relations, will host events—including virtual industry panels with CTVA alums—on April 8 and 9 to celebrate promising student screenplays, shorts, and series.
Congratulations to the Columbia Chronicle and its student staff for earning 29 awards, including first place in seven categories, at the Illinois College Press Association Awards ceremony.
On March 23, 2 to 3 p.m., Jeffrey Spitz features long-forgotten Chicago filmmaking pioneer in an interactive presentation.
The Fashion Study Collection at Columbia, which includes wedding attire and wedding-related items, is home to more than 6,000 items dating back to the 1840s.
Production of “La Cage Aux Folles” features costumes by Justin LeBlanc as well as Columbia alums.
On March 4, local college and high school ensembles gathered at Columbia College Chicago to celebrate and cultivate their unique musical talents.
The Theatre Department’s second production for Spring 2022 season to run from March 16-26.
Columbia alums were honored for their work during the 53rd annual NAACP Image Awards.
The Animation Career Review's annual rankings of animation schools places Columbia No. 4 in Midwest.
The National Retail Foundation releases videos featuring Columbia Fashion Studies finalist Robert Davison Long and Associate Professor Dana Connell.
Alumnus of Columbia's Cinematography program Janusz Kaminski ‘87 and Honorary Degree Recipient Diane Warren HDR ‘16 have been recognized with Oscar nominations.
Sankofa Week features a screening of the film “Sankofa” and other sessions on the African diaspora, memory, and divergence from Hollywood.
Register now for "A Conversation with Dawn Turner: Coming of Age as a Creative while Navigating Gender, Race, and Class," to be held on Wednesday, March 23 at Columbia's Student Center.
The paintings of Martha Wade MAM '09 will be displayed at The United Club at O'Hare Airport through the month of February.
We Witness, created by Columbia alumni, will be aired on WTTW this week and features the viewpoints of local residents, civic and faith leaders, business owners and experts.
Bath Massacre: America’s First School Bombing, by Arnie Bernstein MA '94, has been updated and expanded for publication in this new edition.
Eric Freedman, professor and dean of the School of Media Arts, will be presenting on “Non-Binary Binaries and Unreal MetaHumans” at a virtual event on February 10 at 5 p.m. EST, hosted by the MIT Graduate Program in Comparative Studies.
Associate Professor of Science and Mathematics and musician Luis Nasser has been awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation for his research on the thermodynamics of harmony.
Columbia’s episode of The College Tour will be available to stream on Amazon Prime beginning February 8, 2022.
Columbia's student-run Echo and Catalyst Magazines have received two Creative Communication Awards for the work from their Design Team.
The collection of more than 85 images, taken during Tsuda’s enrollment at Columbia, showcase life in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood in the early 1990s.
Theatre Student Kayla Casiano plays a superhero in “This Ability”
Christina Stevens '10 will serve on the Registry of Interpreters National Board as Region I Representative.
Composer and Director of Columbia's MFA Music Composition for the Screen program, Kubilay Uner, has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Original Score for an Independent Film.
Columbia College Chicago students make up two of the three teams competing in the NRF Foundation Student Challenge.
Short film by Cinema and Television Arts students Akanksha Cruczynski and Felicia Ferrara receives recognition, honors
Fashion Studies student Robert Davison Long has been named a top finalist for the prestigious NRF Foundation Scholarship.
The upcoming Thanksgiving drama-comedy "Home Invasion for the Holidays" will be produced by alum John Condne '94 and directed by CTVA faculty member Kevin Cooper.
Music Department MFA program recognized by The Hollywood Reporter
Collective Impact Series Presents a Conversation with Mikki Kendall, Author of "Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot"
Columbia College Chicago to celebrate photography week with a series of talks and panel discussions
"Larry from Gary" has been selected to screen online at 38th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival from November 5-14.
This conversation features Luis De La Parra ’95, senior vice president, partner solutions at Univision, and Victoria Alonso, president of physical and post production, visual effects, and animation production at Marvel Studios.
The Sodium War, by Nathan Merritt '03, is the story of a young couple who report on a catastrophic event in Sodium, TX, only to discover that it has political ties to Washington, DC.
Theatre faculty Anne Libera and Richard Walker featured in “Inventing Improv” Documentary
Reese Taylor Givens’ film, IRL, was awarded first place in the category of Feature Film at the live-streamed ceremony on October 14.
At the annual conference, which took place this year September 9-12, Asma’s talk was titled “Therapeutic And Epistemic Power Of Imaginative (Mythopoetic) Cognition – And Its Role In The Re-enchantment Of The Modern World.”
The film, directed by faculty member Margaret Byrne, will be available to view virtually (Oct 14-24) and in person on October 20th and 23rd.
Columbia honorary degree recipient receives prestigious award
Fashion major Grace Nourbash was featured in the September 20th season premier.
Congratulations to alumni Josh Fisch ’10, Matthew Fleischmann ’11, and Genndy Tartakovsky and the more than 20 Columbia College Chicago alumni recognized with nominations in 17 categories.
The National Book Foundation was founded in 1989 to administer the National Book Awards, which has been one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the country since 1950.
One Book, One Chicago 2021 explores the theme "Neighborhoods: Our City's Bedrock" and features the book "Bedrock Faith" by Eric Charles May.
Columbia's student-run Catalyst Magazine has received a 2021 Award of Excellence from the University & College Designers Association.
This festival is a celebration of unity, which was first demonstrated with the successful recording and release of 'Humanity is the Genre’ (HitG), a student-driven, professionally supported charity initiative album released on Electric Train Records.
Close Ties to Home Country was written and directed by Akanksha Cruczynski (MFA, Cinema Directing) and produced by Felicia Ferrara (MFA, Creative Producing).
The U.S. State Department-sponsored trip gave professors an opportunity to discuss teaching journalism and the changing industry.
Dual Mania will be shown at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
Precious Brady-Davis '13, Theatre and Liberal Education alum and former assistant director of diversity recruitment initiatives at Columbia, published her first memoir, I Have Always Been Me, on July 1.
Three Columbia alums awarded large art installation project at O’Hare
Augmented and Mixed Reality for Communities is available to purchase on Amazon.
Kofi Ofosu-Yeboah Film & Video MFA ’15 will premier his film, “Amansa tiafi (Public Toilet Africa),” at Locarno International Film Festival.
More than 20 Columbia College Chicago alumni have been recognized with 2021 Emmy nominations in 17 categories.
Business and Entrepreneurship student honored with Live Nation + Music Forward Foundation 2021 Scholarship
Jack and Anna, Avonavi's thesis film, has screened at over 40 festivals
Close Ties to Home Country was written and directed by Akanksha Cruczynski (MFA, Cinema Directing) and produced by Felicia Ferrara (MFA, Creative Producing).
71 Seconds, directed by Jazmin Bryant '20, is one of 92 films to advance this year.
Echo and the Chronicle were honored for their work during the 2019-2020 academic year and 2020-2021 academic year.
APEX 2021 awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry–in the opinion of the judges–in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence.
For the past 13 years Business and Entrepreneurship part-time faculty member Michelle Duster has highlighted the prominence of her great grandmother Ida B. Wells’ inspiring legacy, which will culminate in the Ida B. Wells Monument dedication ceremony.
The Flame will be an 8-episode limited series and has been written, co-directed, co-produced, and executive produced by Columbia College Chicago alumni.
Columbia College Chicago is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Erin McCarthy as Interim Chair of the Communication Department.
Columbia College Chicago will be a featured episode filming on campus July 19 - 22.
Omeleto is a YouTube channel which "brings the world's best short films from the Oscars, Sundance, Cannes and more."
Daniel López Muñoz '96 was interviewed by Jim Richardson '87 of Animateducated on May 19, 2021.
Dean McBride’s appointment will be effective June 1, 2021.
Cerqua was honored with an Adult Artist Mixtape Award by actress and playwright Regina Taylor.
"Coriander and a Penny's Worth of Lonesome" can be rented or purchased on most major streaming platforms including YouTube, Amazon, iTunes, Xfinity, Google, and Apple TV+.
Bolsey's poem "Sprawl" chosen as the 2021 winner
The Editors Guild of Columbia, Cinema and Television Arts, proudly took home several awards from the 2020-2021 Excellence in Leadership Awards!
The work will be featured in The Cinema of Chicago program streaming globally from May 6th at 6:30PM CST to May 13th at 11:59PM CST.
Photography Faculty Member Dawoud Bey and Alum Tonika Lewis Johnson to receive awards
The Illinois State Historical Society has awarded Poles in Illinois the Superior Achievement Award for a Scholarly Book
The Institute for Citizens & Scholars has announced that Assistant Professor Melanie Chambliss has been awarded Career Enhancement Fellowship.
Five faculty members have been selected for the outstanding contributions made to their fields and to the Columbia College Chicago community.
"Humanity is the Genre," was released on Friday, April 30th, 2021 by Electric Train Records.
CTVA student Daniel Kayamba has a new short film that has been honored at two film festivals.
A film fifteen years in the making launches its WeFunder campaign this May.
It's Personal: The Business Case for Caring, written by Lorna Borenstein with Laurence Minsky, aims to convince leaders that a compassionate workplace is best.
Columbia College Chicago alums are honored with nominations for the Oscars and Independent Spirit Awards
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the graduating classes of 2021 and 2020 at Columbia College Chicago's annual Commencement exercises and Manifest Urban Arts Festival, which will be offered in a virtual format.
A team comprised of three Columbia College Chicago students won one of the top two coveted spots at the United States finals for this year's Brandstorm and will be advancing to the international semi-finals.
Video of Columbia’s conversation with Regina Taylor on social justice and the creative practice made available as she announces the black album.mixtape.awards., open to students and professionals
Echo Magazine won a Silver Award from the 2021 international Indigo Awards.
Leitman has two pieces featured in the exhibition, which is up until August 1, 2021.
DocYourWorld, the annual student-run documentary film festival at Columbia College Chicago, will be hosting events throughout April 2021 on the theme "Justice for All."
Kyndal Gennings, a senior, has made waves with her fashion collection, "A Jubilant Legacy."
As an extension of our commitment to the College’s DEI efforts which include the Antiracism Transformation Team and the Social Justice Initiative and as a reflection on our collective commitment to achieve permanent and lasting social change, Columbia will honor Juneteenth in recognition of the struggles and triumphs of the African American community.
CTVA MFA Candidate Aleksei Borovikov has five short films screened around the world
Steiff's short film, "Jesse James," won Best of LGBTQ+ Film at The Santa Fe Film Festival and will be screened around the country.
Interdisciplinary Documentary alum Anna Lee Ackerman '20 will have her film screened online on Saturday, April 24th at 6pm CST.
The ceremonies will be available for on-demand streaming throughout the month of June and there is no registration required for viewing.
Paige Brunsen, a senior Cinema and Television Arts major studying editing and post-production has been accepted as both an Editing Fellow for the Television Academy and an intern for CBS for summer 2021.
Filmmaker and Instructor Margaret Byrne's latest project will hold its world premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, on April 29, 2021.
This year's events will take place April 23rd and 24th 2021 on Zoom, and are hosted by the Department of Cinema and Television Arts in partnership with the Department of Development and Alumni Relations.
Ashby has been awarded the University Film & Video Association Carole Fielding Grant in support of her thesis project, which is currently titled "Astronomical Units."
McDonald’s latest installation of work is now on display as a solo exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center. Cuts and Beats will be running through Saturday, June 12.
Cinema and Television Arts student practicum films "Inconvenience," "Pegasus," "Oasis," "Little Sparrow," and "A Wolf Comes at Night" featured at film festivals around the world.
Ten Columbia alums were honored for their work during the 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards.
Cinema and Television Arts Advanced Practicum short film, "Parker's Dad," has won at the London Independent Film Awards.
In conjunction with the Chicago Womxn’s Suffrage Tribute Committee, the new murals will celebrate women and the work of local activists in obtaining the right to vote and the modern struggle for equality.
The exhibition, which is now open and runs through April 21, takes a deep look at Sabbagh’s interdisciplinary practice that includes traditional portraiture, ceramics, and performance.
The Columbia community came together to work on "Flannery," an award-winning documentary about the life of southern writer, Flannery O'Connor.
Eaton's pilot, "Old Folks," was awarded the Silver Nib Grand Prize in the 2021 "Let's Make It!" screenwriting competition.
Trinidad hosted a Community Conversations podcast with Heather Clark
Columbia named an institutional affiliate by The Council of Independent Colleges for a multiyear project.
Cinema and Television Arts alums Justus Meyer '11, Eric McCoy '09, and Chris Svehla '11 along with Andrew Meyer launched their card game, Doomlings, last week.
Three student publications will be recognized at the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association’s 2021 Crown Awards.
Columbia College Chicago is pleased to announce that five Cinema and Television Arts and Theatre Department alumni have been recognized at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards for their work on features and on dramatic television series.
Presented April 2-3 virtually through Zoom, the Archival Imaginaries Symposium will feature eight prominent scholars and archivists from across the country.
This year the Library and Faculty Development have collaborated to create an online reception for both events.
Columbia College Chicago faculty member in Art and Art History, Design to have work featured in solo exhibition
The film, which previously premiered as a part of the LGBTQ+ Film Festival qFLIX, is getting its global premier on the streaming platform Lesflicks.
The Musical Theatre Program in Columbia College Chicago’s Theatre Department announces call for submissions
Intelligent.com, an independent informational archive dedicated to helping students in their pre-college journey, has identified Columbia College Chicago as an institution with top programs in multiple disciplines.
“Push Button Future,” was produced and written by Audio Arts and Acoustics Instructor Ryan Black and features the artist NÆ.
Journalism Associate Professor Elio Leturia's new text presents the work of national Peruvian folk artists.
The documentary was directed by Cinema and Television Arts alum Armin Korsos '20.
"Inside and Outside the Wall," which was created in Experimental Production II (Fall 2020), will be online from February 12-15, 2021.
CTVA student earns place with up-and-coming prestigious film collective.
American Thief is a film directed and written by Adjunct Instructor Miguel Silveira and co-produced and written by Assistant Professor Missy Hernandez.
Alums Curt Clendenin ('98) and Matt Jones ('01) collaborate on the 5th KaPow Intergalactic Film Festival (February 19-28, 2021).
"Where Monsters Lurk," which is currently in pre-production, won a $5,000 grant from The Film Fund. The film is being produced by Lindy Stokes and was written and directed by Beth Ashby.
Columbia College Chicago to host a presentation on Ida B. Wells by her great granddaughter and Columbia faculty member Michelle Duster as part of the school’s Collective Impact Series.
Fashion Studies student Amaiya Sims, who will graduate in 2021, won the top scholarship offered by the NRF Next Generation Scholarship Competition.
Instructor Ryan Black, a technology and live event production expert who teaches AUD 121 and 122, will be giving a talk entitled "Tech Adaptations to Post-COVID Performing Spaces" as well as investigating the questions curators of musical traditions should be asking as the world moves forward in a technological and web connected space.
The Association of National Advertisers recognizes Minksy's new text as seminal in his field.
All proceeds from the sale of two of their latest singles will benefit organizations dedicated to social justice.
Columbia College Chicago is pleased to celebrate the latest career achievement of CTVA alum Max Drenckpohl ’19 who color graded Taylor Swift’s new video, “Willow.”
"The Prom" was released December 4th, 2020.
Columbia alum Brian Schodorf, who earned his BA in Television/Broadcast Journalism in 2006 and his Masters in Media Management in 2008, wins five Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy awards for new film.
Columbia College Chicago is pleased to announce that ChicagoVox, directed by Music faculty member Martez Rucker, was awarded “Outstanding Ensemble” at the M-PACT virtual festival held November 19th and 20th.
Find out how becoming an expert in COVID protocols can increase industry-readiness this Friday, December 11th, 2020.
Laura Choppin Randolph '02 and Christopher Martinez '13 are CTVA alums who have worked on Taylor Swift's Disney Plus documentary.
Columbia College Chicago Private Voice Instructor G. Thomas Allen was nominated for his collaboration with Ricky Dillard on the motown gospel album "Choirmaster."
The short film "Rosie," produced by Samantha Quill, MFA '19, will be screened at two film festivals in the midwest.
Clendenin's Halloween horror feature, Black Pumpkin, will premier December 8th, 2020 on Amazon, AppleTV, iTunes, GooglePlay, Fandango NOW, DirecTV, Vudu, Xfinity, Fios, Spectrum, COX, Comcast, Shaw, Bell and Dish!
Faculty Member Chamille Weddington’s Business, Schweet Cheesecake, Highlighted in Chicago Magazine
The short documentary "Part of Me" won a platinum award in the short documentary category.
Columbia Faculty member and alum wins awards for his work with Saturday Night Live and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Columbia students Eryn Jones, Xitaly Viveros, Alfred Pell, and L'oren Parker on the Target team as well as Amaiya Sims, Ben Sill, Brittany Wilson, and Kristen Kirschbaum on the Qurate team have made the semi-finals in this competitive challenge.
Alumni and faculty members in Theatre, Dance, and Music departments nominated for 2020 Joseph Jefferson Awards
The short film "Where the Heck is Ricky Saunders?" will be screened online on November 21, 2020 between 7:00PM and 8:30PM.
Associate Professor Elio Leturia will be presenting his latest documentary, “The Bewitching Hours,” as part of the education panel at the 43rd national Fulbright Association Conference on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 from 10:30am-11:45am EST.
Little Sparrow, a practicum short film, has been nominated for Best Short Horror Film at the Southern Horror Film Festival, which will be held October 31, 2020.
Longtime Faculty Member and Well-known Chicago Actor Bradley Mott Passed Away on October 10 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Columbia’s Theatre Department begins its performance season with a free play promoting active conversation on leadership and politics.
McGuirk's short film, "Devil Vac," will premiere as a part of the "Bite Size Shorts" series on Hulu.
Associate Professor of Journalism Elio Leturia to present at the AIGA Unidos Hispanic Heritage Talks October 14th at 6:30PM CT.
Angel Kristi Williams, Columbia College Chicago Cinema and Television Arts alumna, MFA '15, has her film accepted to SXSW 2020 and AFI Fest 2020.
Columbia Alum Katie Sponseller, MFA '15, has had her short film, "Alone Together" screened at the LA Shorts film festival.
A new forum celebrating voices and cultures from around the world will be held Friday, October 23rd, 1:00pm-4:00pm on Zoom.
Columbia College Chicago's Fashion Department and Chicago Fashion Lyceum are proud to announce their upcoming Collective Impact series webinar, which will be hosted by madison moore [sic].
Columbia College Chicago alumni and faculty are celebrated in the September 2020 issue of NewCity.
Johnson, who studied journalism and photojournalism at Columbia College Chicago, has been honored by StreetWise as one of the 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans in 2020.
Mario Panagiotopoulos, Caryn Capotosto, Patrik Thelander, Daniel Kibblesmith, Scott Hanson, Johnnie Ingram, Rae Deslich, and Analucia McGorty, are also Columbia College Chicago alumni who were nominated for Emmy awards in 2020.
Each year, Columbia College Chicago celebrates Constitution Day. This year's event will be held on Zoom September 17th.
"35," produced and directed by two #Columalums, follows the story of a Black transwoman's survival.
Thelma Vickroy joins Columbia College Chicago this semester as the new Chair of the Department of Cinema and Television Arts.
Assistant Professor of Instruction Guy Villa Jr., who teaches in Design, has a project selected for publication in the Journal of Communication Arts.
Students from Associate Professor David Berner's Spring 2020 Radio and Audio Documentary Class offer their final audio documentary to the public, now available on Itunes.
Associate Professor David W. Berner announces the publication of his eighth book, which is set for release September 1, 2020.
Music Instructor Typhanie Monique joins the Department as the new Practitioner-in-Residence in Vocal Studies.
Andrew Forster, '12, takes the lead in a new 2020 virtual Game Jam at Columbia College Chicago.
Three students from the 2020 DocYourWorld course are honored at the Bronzeville Film Festival for their film, "Soleful."
Columbia alumni come together to create a film that explores life and love in the heart of Chicago
Columbia College Chicago congratulates Shea Couleé (Jaren Merrell) '11 on their induction to the Drag Race Hall of Fame.
Great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells pens book about the civil rights activist
Columbia Alum Staci R. Collins Jackson, CEO of The Collins Jackson Agency PR firm, is selected as a voting member of The Academy.
Columbia students Celia Knox and Allison Thompson of faculty member Jane Canepa's "Jammin' With Jane" initiative support Operation Tone-Up
Written by Ames Hawkins and designed by Jessica Jacobs, These are Love(d) Letters has received three notable awards since its release last September.
Columbia College Chicago is proud to join the Chicago Campus Voting Challenge and the Illinois Campus Voting Challenge to increase civic engagement and civic education within the Columbia community.
Cinema and Television Arts would like to announce the retirement of faculty member Robert Buchar.
A message from President Kwang-Wu Kim to the college community about the killing of George Floyd.
Columbia College Chicago Events and Promotions students organize a series of virtual performances to raise funds for Team Test Truck, which offers mobile COVID-19 testing.
The four-part series will be live streamed on YouTube beginning Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. CST. Each lecture will feature different topic and a guest moderator.
Columbia faculty member and great-granddaughter of civil rights champion Ida B. Wells, Michelle Duster, contributes to Wells’ autobiography with afterword.
This year's Excellence in Teaching Award co-finalists include Hilary Sarat-St. Peter, Carolina Posse, Joseph Kramer, Wendi Weber, Derek Fawcett, Sam Roe, Lauren Downing Peters, Khalid Long, and Matthew Andersen.
To commemorate their time together this semester, SiLA teachers and program directors have put together an uplifting video for graduating students.
Columbia’s second annual The Third Mask festival will be taking place online this year
Shred America, directed by Arthur Swidzinski '12, is now available on streaming services.
Ellie Giadáns, BA '15, wins Emmy for production of WXTV Univision 41-News morning newscast.
Susan Imus wants to show hospital staff appreciation with special messages of encouragement
Columbia College Chicago 2018 Advanced Practicum film, "A Wolf Comes at Night," to be screened at film festivals across the nation.
Dr. Eric Freedman, Dean of the School of Media Arts at Columbia College Chicago, announces the publication of his new book, "The Persistence of Code in Game Engine Culture."
English and Creative Writing Professor Joe Meno will publish his eighth book, Between Everything and Nothing, on June 2, 2020.
Oral History: the Art of the Interview/Honors switches gears to documenting the lives as students during Covid-19.
"Who Killed Laura Jean Mitchell?" uncovers new information about a 45-year-old cold case in the heartland.
Echo took the top award as a Gold Crown winner as a general magazine hybrid for The Body Issue print edition and accompanying website, while the Columbia Chronicle was honored with a Silver Crown as a hybrid news outlet.
Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago faculty members who were awarded 2020 Individual Artists Program grants and an Esteemed Artist Award from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Columbia alum excited to serve the college in a new role.
Christopher Rohrbeck, '19, will have Fall 2018 advanced practicum film screened at the Capital City Film Festival in Lansing, Michigan (April 9th-April 18th, 2020)
The Columbia Chronicle wins big at 2020 ICPA Awards.
Poles in Illinois “focuses on lived experiences of Polish Americans rather than historiographic interpretations of Polish American history.”
Rashid Johnson '00 took home an award for "Native Son" while Carl Seaton ’94, Lena Waithe '06, and Paul Garnes '96, HDR '16 were among the other nominees.
Associate Professor Rami Gabriel and Professor Stephen Asma will share their work, The Emotional Mind: The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition
Columbia College Chicago CTVA student Patrick Thomas Keen will be awarded an Honorable Mention at the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest for his short film titled "Tossed." He will receive his award in April, near Earth Day.
Professor of Instruction and Coordinator of Vocal Studies Bobbi Wilsyn will be retiring at the end of the Spring 2020 semester. The Music Department is announcing three events to celebrate her time at Columbia.
Black Arts Festival 2020 synthesizes the past and present to inform visions of an empowered future.
Adjunct dance faculty member Emma Draves will premier her newest performance, “The Nearest Place,” at Links Hall from February 28 - March 1.
Melissa Albert, Columbia College Chicago BA '06 Published Second Book
It is with sadness we share that Larry Heinemann, a former professor and renowned member of the Columbia College Chicago community, passed away on December 11. He was 75 years old.
Lorrisa Julianus will have a free showing of her latest feature, the romantic action comedy, “The Misadventures of Mistress Maneater.”
Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor Peter Hartel and the film's subject, Michael Paxton, will be in attendance at the film's screening on Thursday, February 13.
A documentary directed by Columbia Cinema and Television Arts Professor Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa will be featured this weekend as part of the month-long docuseries "Stranger Than Fiction."
The Young Playwrights Festival helps inspire Chicago high school students to write dynamic one-act plays for the stage.
Three Columbia College Chicago Fashion Students win Case Study Scholarships from the Fashion Scholarship Fund and a trip to the Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Gala in New York.
The Cinema and Television Arts Associate Professor's short documentary, "Accident, MD," is among ten videos nominated in the Documentary category.
Named after Columbia Trustee Madeleine Moore Burrell, the fellowship announces its 2020 recipient.
The showcase featured awards in 19 Illustration categories recognizing the best of work of students, alumni, faculty and community partnerships.
An article by the associate professor was also recently featured in the Harvard Business Review.
Slated to open during the Spring Semester 2020, the new Digital Print Center will be available to all students, faculty, and staff.
Delvin McCray ‘16 competes in season 18 of Bravo’s Project Runway
Jonathan Castillo MFA '19 is a previous Albert P. Weisman Award winner and has recently had his work featured in The New Yorker.
Columbia faculty and staff members awarded grants from Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Arredondo's current project, No More Lazy Lover Alter, is on display at The Arcade through February 11, 2020.
Ted Hardin, who has been an associate professor at Columbia since 1998, was recognized by the Library of Congress last month for his cinematography work on his new feature-length documentary, "Flannery."
Courtney Mack ’15 and Mallory Maedke ’14 join the Broadway production of Six.
Ads for Columbia's first-ever, national digital advertising campaign will appear on Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube from now until January.
Journalism Associate Professor Elio Leturia is a featured cast member in Aguijón Theater's production of Exquisita Agonía.
Richard Bernal, longtime adjunct professor in Columbia's Television department, and current TV Producing and Writing student Sarah Taschetta were both recognized for their work in film and broadcast at the 61st annual Regional Emmy Awards last weekend.
Students head to national finals for second year in a row.
Two teams from Columbia created campaigns and were selected as finalists for the 2019 Young Globals competition, which were developed in Associate Professor Laurence Minsky’s Ad Awards Workshop
Led by faculty member Bill Boris, the student musicians won the “Best Small Combo” award in the undergraduate category.
The students created the game “Kakette Koi Yo” in the Interactive Arts and Media Department’s annual Indie Game Studio capstone and will compete in the finals June 13th.
Williams is among 25 semi-finalists from colleges across the country; Winner will receive $25,000 toward their education.
Co-Director of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Art and Art History Associate Professor Folayemi Wilson was named the artist for a new CTA station and was awarded a Graham Foundation Grant for her solo exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center.
Deitra Farr ’81, 2018 Honorary Degree Recipient Mary Mitchell ’91, Jim Williams ’86, and Katherine Davis ’15 discuss their careers with students.
The Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee grows into the DEI Executive Committee and the DEI Advisory Committee.
Erin McCarthy is awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities stipend through the “Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Chicago, 1893-1955” Summer Institute.
Students from Columbia, one of only four participating U.S. institutions, will study with renowned dancers at the Centre national de la danse in Paris, France this summer.
Art and Art History and Design faculty member Michael K. Paxton will hold a conversation following the screening of the documentary “Work At Hand, Michael K. Paxton,” which chronicles his life as an artist.
Dance faculty member Emma Draves and Columbia alumni map the hours between dusk and dawn in a new dance performance.
The Office of the Provost announced six faculty members achieved the rank of tenure.
Two sister festivals take place on campus the weekend of April 4.
Chen’s presentation was part of a two-day seminar titled “Religion, Ethics, and the Secular in Literature: Intermediality, Intervention, or Conflict of the Faculties?”
The Illustration faculty member’s book, “Bach To The Rescue!!!,” has been named one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month.
Schimmel’s film, which had its world premiere on March 5, follows the relationship between a well-known musician and an aspiring artist.
In “The Emotional Mind: The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition,” co-authors Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel argue that emotions play a leading role in the evolution of the human mind.
Hamerton presented two scholarly papers this winter at the 2019 MLA Conference and the Modern France Workshop at the University of Chicago.
King edited an upcoming volume of the “Journal of Hate Studies” that covers how hate inserted itself into the 2016 US Presidential campaign.
Peter Cook’s “Flying Words Project,” which blends poetry and ASL, was performed in Atlanta.
"The Cultural Production of Intellectual Property Rights: Law, Labor, and the Persistence of Primitive Accumulation" was published by Temple University Press this February.
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and alum Vershawn Sanders-Ward’s ’02 Red Clay Dance Company receive 2019 Art Works grants, the NEA’s principal grantmaking program.
Journalism Emeritus Professor named a Fulbright award recipient for her commitment to international study and global perspectives in education.
Wells’ great-granddaughter and Columbia College Chicago faculty member Michelle Duster preserves and shapes history.
Hosted by Lyric and Lecture, this event—a collaboration between faculty members, alumni, and students—will present ideas about the hidden universe within oceans.
Katie Paciga published research in a special issue of the Journal of Literacy and Technology and participated in selecting recipients for the Excellence in Early Learning Digital award.
Art and Art History Associate Professor Paul Catanese will host community workshops and a special performance as Colgate University’s Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Artist-in-Residence.
Columbia faculty and staff members awarded grants from Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Columbia students and faculty members collaborate on "Echo Magazine 2018 / The Body Issue," which has received multiple awards.
K-J Mathieson is highlighted for her animation work, including her most recent short, "Corky."
Co-directors Michelle Yates and Susan Kerns will use grant award to help expand the Chicago Feminist Film Festival, now in its fourth year.
Named after Columbia Trustee Madeleine Moore Burrell, the inaugural fellow for 2019 is Kristiana Rae Colón.
Columbia students earned $27,500 in national scholarships for their fashion design, merchandising, and marketing skills.
Dartmouth College recognizes the educator, activist, and author with an “Ongoing Achievement Award.”
Along with teaching at Oxford for the 2019-20 academic year, Art and Art History Associate Professor Amy Mooney will also be a Visiting Fellow at Worcester College.
Alums EJ Hill ’11 and Krista Franklin MFA ’13 receive $25,000 each for their visual art from the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grants.
Reichert Powell replaces Kenneth Daley; Jeff Schiff will serve as interim dean of Graduate Studies.
Students Cassidy Hofschulte, Rhyarna McBride, Kendall McDermott, and Andrea Menendez have won a total of $20K in scholarship money from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund.
Held on November 30, the Annual Service Award Celebration honors the faculty and staff who have worked at Columbia for five or more years.
Immersive dance, music, and art networking event included performances by artists Gifted Keys and TStar.
History, Humanities, and Social Sciences Associate Professor Carmelo Esterrich’s new book examines a transformative time in the history of Puerto Rico.
English and Creative Writing faculty member Ruben Quesada's book launch event on November 15 features Tara Betts, Kenyatta Rogers '09, and former faculty member T. Clutch Fleischmann.
CNN Chief Photojournalist and National Alumni Board Vice President Jeff Kinney ’87 and Davies ’88 discuss Columbia’s role in Davies’ career.
All members of the college community are invited and encouraged to participate in the site visit on Nov. 5-6.
Leturia’s presentation “Cross Borders and Culture” is part of the three-day event “Un Mundo, Muchas Voces” (One World, Many Voices).
The construction of Columbia's first-ever student center nears completion as a final beam is hoisted into place. On October 15, 2018, the beam was signed by President Kwang-Wu Kim, Board of Trustees Chair Bill Wolf, students, and many more.
Several Columbia alumni and faculty members were honored at Chicago’s top theatre awards, including Theatre alum Caroline Neff ’07 winning the top award Performer in a Principal Role—Play.
The Theatre Reunion Weekend features a special performance of the 2018-19 Mainstage season opener, “The Penelopiad” by Margaret Atwood and directed by AJ Ware ’09.
Senior Associate Provost and Associate Professor of English Suzanne Blum Malley will serve as Columbia's interim senior vice president and provost, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
The Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office offers an additional Undoing Racism workshop and Unpacking the Undoing Racism follow-up sessions.
Journalism Associate Professor Elio Leturia is nominated for an ALTA Award in the Outstanding Artistic Specialization category for his work in the play "La Muerte y La Doncella".
Congratulations to Alumni Annick Wolkan ’05, Christian Sprenger ’07, Tiffany S. Griffith ’92, Aidy Bryant '09, W. Kamau Bell, and Blake Loughran '18 for their contributions to this year's Emmy Awards.
The Photography Department partners with Heartland Alliance to award the Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues.
The award is given to one dancer who exhibits "performance excellence and exemplary dedication to the field.”
International conference gathers scholars and industry professionals to explore the state of magazines.
Dance Associate Professor Raquel Monroe and Associate Professor of Art and Art History Folayemi Wilson will co-direct the office.
The distinguished music educator and scholar will begin serving a two-year appointment as interim dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts.
Alum and former Theatre faculty member David Cromer HDR ’17 directs the musical that has won ten Tony Awards.
Through the grant, Columbia’s Library will engage a dialogue on the American immigrant experience with Edwidge Danticat’s novel "Brother, I’m Dying," with the author visiting in the spring.
Student Patricia Frazier becomes second National Youth Poet Laureate and Chicago's first.
Business and Entrepreneurship faculty member and author Michelle Duster voices the words of her great-grandmother Ida B. Wells in “The Daily” podcast. As part of their ongoing “Overlooked” series, The New York Times published Wells’ obituary more than 85 years after her death.
Columbia students make headlines after winning first and second place at the 2018 National Federation Student Challenge Competition. Video included here.
Waithe is the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series.
The 7th annual juried festival will run November 9-12 and feature more than 40 titles
English and Creative Writing Professor and Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion published in 'World Literature Today'
The Dance Professor and Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts spoke with the Tribune on her current project.
Humanities, History and Social Sciences professor Dominic Pacyga, PhD, will present on the history of Chicago's creative spirit.
An upcoming documentary by Northwestern faculty member, Ava Thompson Greenwell, will air next month on WTTW.