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Columbus College of Art & Design is one of the nation’s oldest and largest private art institutions. We’ve been leading the way in educating elite U.S. and international talent for more than 135 years. Here you’ll bring your ideas to life through a rigorous, studio-based curriculum that will challenge you to think, create and work at the highest level. You’ll explore and push boundaries in our state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll grow from close mentorships with world-class faculty. This is the place to answer your calling. A place to unleash your full creative fire. Start your story by applying today.


There is no better way to get a feel for a school than by walking the campus and talking to students, faculty and staff. Future students and their parents are warmly invited to visit CCAD in Columbus, OH. We hold campus tours Monday through Friday at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. and meetings Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Please plan on 90 minutes for your visit. Plan your visit.

Undergraduate (Bachelor of Fine Arts)  Contact our Admissions Office at 614.222.3261 or

Graduate (Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design)  Contact John Cairns at 614.222.3249 or

Interested in bringing a class to CCAD? We also offer opportunities for groups to visit on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you’d like to schedule a group visit, please contact our Admissions Office at 614.222.3261 or


Undergraduate (Bachelor of Fine Arts)  Ask about first-year or transfer admission for the fall or spring term. Request more information here. Complete the form and we'll mail you additional information about CCAD. 

Graduate (Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design)  For more details on our graduate program, tell us about yourself here and we'll send you information about CCAD.

Additional Programs – Interested in a non-degree option? CCAD offers many courses for youthsadults and educators

Admissions Events


Admissions Counselor Alissa Breakiron, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).

Alissa Breakiron

Admissions Counselor

Contact Alissa if you live in northeast Ohio and have questions about applications, portfolios, scholarships or deadlines.


Graduate Admissions Counselor John Cairns, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).

John Cairns

Graduate Admissions Counselor

Contact John if you have questions about graduate applications or admissions requirements.  


Thom Glick, Director of Recruiting Admissions, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).

Thom Glick

Director of Recruiting

Contact Thom if you have general questions about admissions.


Angela Jann

Admissions Counselor


Kira Magrann

Senior Admissions Counselor and Transfer Coordinator

Contact Kira if you have questions about transfer student admissions requirements or transfer policies.


Jonathon Neeley, Associate Director of International Recruiting, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).

Jonathon Neeley

Associate Director of International Recruiting

Contact Jonathon if you have questions about international student admissions requirements, immigration status, visas or to schedule an appointment to visit the school. 


Jordan Smith

Director of Outreach Programs

Contact Jordan if you have questions about CCAD College Preview, CCAD Discovery Club, Educators' Summer Studio, Scholastics Art Awards or College Credit Plus.


Nick Weiss

Admissions Counselor

Contact Nick if you live in central Ohio and have questions about applications, portfolios, scholarships or deadlines.