Five Things to Check Out Online During Columbia's Winter Break

While campus may be quiet these next few weeks, there is plenty happening online at Colum.edu. Here are some ideas to keep you entertained and informed virtually until next semester.

As the fall 2020 semester comes to a close, everyone will soon be heading home for a much needed and deserved holiday break. While campus may be quiet these next few weeks, there is plenty happening online at Colum.edu. Here are some ideas to keep you entertained and informed virtually until next semester. 

MOCP

While the MoCP is temporarily closed to support the city of Chicago's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, we invite you to access its exhibits remotely! Join the curators of What Does Democracy Look Like? as they describe their curatorial choices in envisioning democracy using the MoCP's permanent collection. Or, take a walk through the exhibition, virtually on the forthcoming iArt Walks app.

Pandemic Film Fest

Grab your popcorn, your favorite beverage, and sit back and enjoy the Pandemic Film Fest, courtesy of Columbia’s very own alumni. This collection of juried videos represents the resourcefulness and creative spirit of how our alumni approach the world. During the pandemic, these projects were either conceived, constructed, or completed. Some directly reflect the challenges facing the world, while others provide a necessary distraction.

Encore!

Every Wednesday, Columbia College Chicago’s Virtual Event Lab features performances for students to experiment, innovate, and define new ways of gathering during COVID-19. Upcoming shows include performances by Oux, Aurin & the Hex, and dueling DJs. The Event Lab is a Student Affairs partnership between the Department of Exhibitions and Performance Spaces and Student Activities.

Alumni Master Class

Learn from the “masters” from the comfort of your couch! Revisit this year’s Alumni Master Class series and hear real-world perspectives on how to navigate the ever-changing industries of sound design, cinematography, Broadway, and more. 

Register for classes

If you haven’t registered for Spring 2021 yet, now is the time! Remember to check in with your academic advisor before registering for classes so you can ensure that your four-year plan is being followed. For more information, visit the academic advising page here.