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.”
- #14Top 50 Film Schools of 2017 - TheWrap
Heather Gross ’97 won an Outstanding Sound Editing Emmy for her work as foley editor on HBO series The Night Of.
- #18Top 25 American Film Schools 2018 - Hollywood Reporter
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.
- #6Top 25 Music Schools 2016 - Hollywood Reporter
Columbia student Lindsay Holeso earned first place at the 2018 Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence.
- #1950 Best Video Game Design Colleges 2017 - gamedesigning.org
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.