Alum George Chen on Building a Life in DevelopmentApr 10, 2023
How supporting the arts became a calling and a passion for one #Columalum.
How supporting the arts became a calling and a passion for one #Columalum.
How staying true to a love of events led to incredible success and her own production company.
How intention and community led to a life of advocacy and change-making.
Columbia alum Joseph Sikora ’98 on acting, performance reviews, and fostering safe spaces to create
A historic milestone was set by the alumni community.
With a degree from Columbia in public relations, Alyssa Cinatl enjoys her role writing behind the scenes for Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Hawkins, Vice President of Development and Scripted Programming for BET Networks and BET Studios, recently visited campus to talk with students about her career in film and what she's been up to since her time at Columbia.
"One Woman Hamlet", co-directed by Cinema and Television Arts alums Kseni Avonavi, MFA ’19, and Ayesha Abouelazm MFA ’17, will be screened at the 2022 NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival, February 10-20, 2022.
As her skills and experiences evolved while a student at Columbia, Loupakos became interested in working in sound for film. After taking Audio for Visual Media I with Michael Coyle, Loupakos knew that she wanted to explore sound design and recording.
'Though the Odds Be Great or Small' is about Notre Dame's 1957 Comeback Season and the Year That Changed College Football.
After graduating in 2013, Krouch dove into the world of filmmaking. She now works as the Independent Film Coordinator for the City of Chicago, where she gets to pay forward the mentorship and support that she received early on in her career.
Johnson has been working successfully as a freelance audio engineer since 2015, taking many of the skills he learned at Columbia with him along the way.
Pax Helgesen ’15 has carved out a successful career in sound design. Now, he's here to pay it forward.
Obstacles aplenty lay before filmmaker Kseni Avonavi on the path to her dreams. This is her story of resilience, persistence, and success.
Rohrbeck was able to tie his Biology minor to his Cinema and Television Arts major while at Columbia.
The first time Teena was on campus, in 1984, she knew that she would return – and encourage her future children to do so too.
Audio Arts and Acoustics Alum Jessica Borowski had to fight for what she wanted. Here's how she landed her dream job in a competitive field.
For Tomas Videla, music was always a part of his life, but he never imagined that he’d be scoring the soundtrack for the upcoming HBO documentary about Tiger Woods.
Artist Emma Young discusses music, songwriting, and the community that has supported her growth.
When the COVID-19 pandemic caused Illinoisans to quarantine, Ryan Trembath ’07 used the opportunity to follow a lifelong dream – to write a book.
Fashion alum Oula Yassine discusses how her time at Columbia helped her develop her unique style and advance her career.
Hughes has recently been awarded the 2020 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship and the 2020 92Y Discovery Poetry Prize
The Beauty of Your Face has been named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Marie Claire, Bustle, Real Simple, and Literary Hub.
Atmosphere Press will publish the novel within the next year
Columbia College Chicago alum sets up scholarship for Marketing students in honor of her parents
Solome Skaff MFA '04 wrote LifeCare, a personal guide that helps people process through the difficulties of life.
Theatre Design Associate Professor Heather Gilbert discusses her award-winning work in the Broadway play The Sound Inside.
Columbia College Chicago celebrated the class of 2019 at this year's Commencement ceremonies.
A look back at some the past year’s highlights and accomplishments by Columbia College Chicago’s creative and scholarly community.
With the new Tonika Johnson Scholarship for Photography, Tonika Johnson ’03 gives back to Columbia with purpose. Congratulations to first year student Nyia Sissac, the inaugural winner of the scholarship.
Led by alum Vershawn Sanders-Ward ’02, the TransAtlantic Project brings Chicago’s Red Clay Dance and Uganda’s Keiga Dance Company together at the Dance Center Nov. 8-10.
Columbia’s students, alumni, and faculty filled the headlines over the last academic year with top rankings, historic achievements, and continued engagement with art and activism.
Columbia welcomes alumni and supporters for a reunion celebration at the newly renovated Getz Theater Center. Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaims October 19, 2018, as Columbia College Chicago Theatre in Chicago.
Sez Me: The Columbia Story Hour (and a Half) brings a Chicago sensibility to the new live storytelling series on campus.
Illustration alum Nick Drnaso’s "Sabrina" is the first-ever graphic novel to be longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Interactive Arts and Media Associate Professor K-J Mathieson discusses her award-winning animated short film “Corky.”
The Faculty and Staff Scholarship Initiative event exceeded expectations and continues to raise funds for students in need.
A look back at the achievements, highlights, and innovations of faculty, students, and alumni of Columbia College Chicago in the past year.
With the launch of Columbia’s Hip-Hop Studies minor, members of Columbia and the Hip-Hop community share their perspectives on what makes Chicago Hip-Hop unique.
Jeremy Efroymson MFA ’98, Vice President of the Efroymson Family Fund, discusses how a $1 million challenge grant will bolster support for the creative work and success of Columbia students.
The Faculty and Staff Scholarship Initiative (FSSI) group volunteers their time and talents to support the next generation of creative professionals.
Onye Ozuzu performs at the Chicago Cultural Center with award-winning work and a plan for survival.
Photographer for the Hillary Clinton campaign, and most recently the Women’s March in Chicago, Sarah Matheson ’16 is always ready with her camera.
#GivingTuesday highlights the support of Columbia’s community and the direct impact generosity has on Columbia students.
Hot off the heels of being named a top music program in the country for the second year in a row, a Masters in Music Composition for the Screen alumni showcase reveals the collaboration process between composers and filmmakers.
Meet Columbia’s new fundraising team, whose diverse professional backgrounds bring new energy and vision to build a culture of engagement and giving.
After more than two decades, the Pilsen community welcomes back Photography alum Akito Tsuda ’93 to celebrate his book and exhibition, "Pilsen Days."
Ervin Johnson’s Dammeyer Fellowship culminated in a weekend-long exhibition at Ravenswood’s Gallery 19.
Years of collaborative relationships converge in Photography faculty member Cecil McDonald Jr.’s debut monograph.
Shawn Wax, Columbia's new VP of Development and Alumni Relations, discusses what he's most looking forward to at the college and why he admires Chicagoans.
Stephan Wanger ’94 recycles thousands of Mardi Gras beads into gigantic, detailed mosaics—and teaches others to do the same through his nonprofit, Bead Town.
Recent alumni return to Columbia to discuss their post-graduation journeys as successful Black professionals.
The intersection of feminism and social practice is at the center of Columbia’s upcoming exhibition.
A part of Chicago’s video game history since the 90s, Josh Tsui ’91 wants to preserve that history in "Insert Coin: Inside Midway’s 90s Revolution."
Alum Ervin Alex Johnson ’12 amplifies the intersection between social media, activism and art in his #InHonor exhibition.
Chicago shapes the career of Hollywood producer and alum Bob Teitel ’90.
Columbia College Chicago alumna Caroline Neff joins the Steppenwolf Theatre acting ensemble.
Fellowship creates new partnership between Columbia College Chicago and Heartland Alliance.
Magazine commemorates 10 years of highlighting alumni accomplishments with special A-to-Z issue
President Kim joins more than 60 alums for a New York City Alumni Reception at CNN to help foster stronger connections between alumni and campus community.
Four Columbia alumni thrive in the booming game design industry.
Cinema Art + Science welcomes Selma Executive Producer Paul Garnes to connect with students at the 2015 Written Image Award Ceremony.
Creative Writing alumna Danielle Wilcox partners with Chicago Transit Authority to bring art publication to Red Line riders.
The College Assembly and the Universal Learning Outcomes Committee invite all to discuss recommendations for college-wide learning outcomes.
ShopColumbia gives shoppers a head start with a Nov. 23 preview of the 7th Annual Holiday Market, featuring merchandise created by alumni and students.
New Trustee class includes two alumni.
Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl, Parent and Family Weekend, Alumni Day and the Halloween Gathering, come together for a weekend to celebrate arts, culture, and the Columbia College Chicago community.
Associate Professor Fo Wilson and alumnus Frank Waln each receive unrestricted $25,000 arts award.
The Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces introduces first ever Summer Alumni Residency Program
Featured guests include Edwidge Danticat, Marlon James, Chris Abani, Mitchell S. Jackson, T. Geronimo Johnson, Audrey Niffenegger, Bernice L. McFadden, playwrights Regina Taylor and Kia Corthron, and more
Columbia College Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre and Second City host "A Celebration of the Life of Sheldon Patinkin"
The occasional distant saxophone riff and scuffles from the above floor are all that sneak through the brief quiet of a classroom in the music building.
Audio Arts & Acoustics senior Frank Waln vowed to himself the day he left his home on a South Dakota reservation—where he is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and identifies as Sicangu Lakota—that he would return one day to help those in his community reach their creative success.
Since completing Columbia's Arts Management (MAM) program, Bradley has continued to grow her business, found success in various roles at Disney, and now has advice for students with the same determination.