Rankings & Awards
- #1Top 10 Colleges for Aspiring Comedians 2016 - College Magazine
Photography Professor Dawoud Bey received a 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, known as the “Genius Grant.”
- #13Top 50 Film Schools of 2018 - TheWrap
Christian Sprenger '07 won an Emmy in 2018 for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) for his work on Atlanta.
- #24Animation School in the U.S. 2018 - Animation Career Review
Columbia student Rachel Radulescu received the Neiman Marcus Distinguished Designer Award at the 2018 Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence.
Tiffany Griffith ’92 won an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for her role as dialogue editor on Stranger Things.
- #8Top 10 Colleges for Playwriting 2017 - College Magazine
Lena Waithe ’06 earned the Emmy for Comedy Writing for a Television Series for Master of None, becoming the first African-American woman to win the award. TIME named her among the 100 most influential people of 2018.
- #11Best Graduate Photography Programs 2016 - U.S. News & World Report
Dan Kenyon ’10 won an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming for The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.
- #13Music School for Composing for Film and TV 2018 - Hollywood Reporter
Columbia student Lindsay Holeso earned first place at the 2018 Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence.
- #29Game Design School in the U.S. 2018 - Animation Career Review
Alex Fruchter, Business and Entrepreneurship assistant professor and producer, was recently named one of Chicago Tribune’s “Chicago Artists of the Year.”
- #18Top 50 Animation Schools and Colleges in the U.S. 2017 - Animation Career Review
Top 30 Stellar Film Schools
Columbia was named as one of Variety's Top 30 Stellar Film Schools in 2017.