2018–19 Season Welcomes Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance, Ephrat Asherie Dance, Ananya Dance Theatre; Returning Companies Urban Bush Women, Tere O’Connor Dance; Chicago Artists Hedwig Dances, Red Clay Dance Company
Columbia College Chicago student Charlie Curtis-Beard and the Weird Kids announced as opening act; City’s largest student-run day-long festival highlights include dance performances, DIY art making, original short films, food truck social, and more
Chicagoland Transfer Award provides eligible students one full-tuition scholarship, ten individual scholarships of $10,000, all with annual renewal--Applications open May 4; Deadline June 15
Mural exchange celebrates 35th anniversary of Chicago’s sister city partnership with Casablanca
Milestone event to highlight the Deaf community’s impact on Chicago, culture, art, and industry; features ASL improv, workshops, and networking opportunities.
Glass Curtain Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Photography recognized for influencing Chicago’s art and design communities, propelling city’s role as hub of imagination and impact
Manifest festival to feature hundreds of free public programs with live music, dance, and art exhibitions from more than 2,000 student artists
English and Creative Writing Associate Professor Sam Weller’s new edition of Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews includes exclusive images
Columbia Professor Dawoud Bey and alumni Paul Broucek, Jennifer Farrington, and Mary A. Mitchell to be honored at Commencement.
Emerging hip-hop artists, musicians, and business entrepreneurs join forces to bring a “Lil’ Taste of the Chi” to world's largest music festival
Artist in Residence Russell Gunn to perform with students at Chicago’s historic Jazz Showcase
Columbia is among the few higher education institutions in the U.S. to offer distinctive online courses in high-demand new media.
Faculty and alums present and perform, student-run AEMMP Records hosts "Lil' Taste of the Chi" hip-hop showcase, students participate in cutting-edge media, entertainment, and technology industry events.
Artist in Residence Cory Henry to perform with students on March 9 at Music Center
Columbia students awarded a combined $40,000 in scholarships from National Retail Foundation and YMA Fashion Scholarship Foundation for exceptional professionalism and creativity
The English and Creative Writing Department celebrates engaging stories with literary events this spring; series kicks off Feb. 7
Alumnus and trustee Jeremy Efroymson inspires alumni, trustees, and friends of Columbia to contribute to college’s student-centered initiatives through matching donations
Ozuzu and Chicago’s Links Hall awarded for “pushing the boundaries of community engagement and social justice”
College’s distinctive, practice-based hip-hop curriculum encompasses pedagogy, history, performance, and community engagement
Columbia College Chicago’s art boutique to sell exclusive pieces from artists and feature daily promotions, Nov. 27-Dec. 22
Investment in students, innovative design to be a unifying hub for the campus and boost to Chicago’s creative economy
Columbia alum Tsuda documents spontaneous and authentic spirit of the communities in Pilsen nearly 25 years ago
Bey honored for his exceptional accomplishments in the field of photography
English and Creative Writing Department presents free literary events to celebrate and connect art with learning and community; first reading to be held on Sept 27
Partnership with Columbia College Chicago and Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) commissions local artist Gloria “Gloe” Talamantes to create a new mural inspired by LUZIA
College expands offerings geared toward new opportunities in gig economy and career advancement in arts, business
Columbia College Chicago Deepens Connection Between Community-Based Youth Programs and Curriculum
Former Executive Vice Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago to Advance Columbia Initiatives
Investment in students, innovative design to enhance South Loop economic engine
David Cromer, Mark Kelly, Richard “Dick” Paul Kiphart, Kerry James Marshall, and Judy and Dennis Shepard will be honored at commencement ceremonies
Theatre Department welcomes multi award-winning choreographer and director
Music Department’s most recent Artist In Residence will perform live on April 7 at Music Center.
Festival highlights films created by and featuring traditionally under-represented individuals from diverse backgrounds around the world
Associate Chair of English Department and Faculty Administrative Fellow Ames Hawkins, Ph.D., takes on new faculty support role; first position of its kind at the college
First appointment of its kind at the college, new position will advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through curriculum development; cabinet-level position will also serve as special advisor to the president on college-wide policies
University of Wisconsin-MIlwaukee's Jerry Tarrer Brings Substantial Experience in Complex Higher Education Finance
Kansas State University Associate Provost for International Programs, Marcelo Sabatés, Ph.D., to assume duties early Spring 2017.
Columbia College Chicago’s Board of Trustees elected trustee William (“Bill”) Wolf, partner at KDWC Ventures, as the new chair of the Board of Trustees at the final board meeting of the college’s 2015-16 academic year.
International and local artists to install more than 40,000 square feet of new building murals in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood.
Consulate General of the Czech Republic to present sculpture and commemorate Havel’s life and work
Jane Lynch, Diane Warren, Tracy K. Smith, Paul Garnes, and Carlos Tortolero
Columbia College Chicago has named Eric Freedman, Ph.D., as its new dean of the School of Media Arts. Freedman will assume the role of dean as well as professor in Cinema Art and Science on July 1.
Ambitious program seeks to guarantee access to higher education for Chicago Public Schools graduates.
Department of Creative Writing Fall 2015 Reading Series
The Columbia College Chicago Department of Exhibitions Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS) is pleased to present Muse, an exhibition of work by photographer Niki Grangruth (MFA '09) and multimedia artist James Kinser (MA '05). The collaborators were selected for the inaugural eight-week Summer Alumni Residency Program.
With 31 works by artists from Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, France and the United States, Papercuts transforms the ancient technique of paper cutting from 6th century China into bold, contemporary statements on international historical, cultural and personal identity.