As the creative economy becomes ever more global, international student enrollment is on the rise at CCAD, the result of coordinated efforts among the Admissions Office, our alumni, and other key players on campus to establish and build stronger relationships with institutions abroad.
A new exchange program with the China Academy of Art is expected to debut in January. This will supplement an already successful program with Xi’an Academy of Fine Art, also in China.
Face-to-face meetings have played an important and rewarding role. Last spring, CCAD President Dennison W. Griffith traveled with CCAD admissions staff to Seoul, Korea, and Shanghai, China, to meet with alumni and tour some top high schools and universities. “It was highly rewarding to find that the alumni we met within the region were achieving great success in their fields,” says International Admissions Officer Jonathon Neeley.
In September, Vice President of Enrollment Management Jonathan Lindsay led an admissions trip to China to appear at college fairs and visit numerous high schools in Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong—armed with new Chinese translations of CCAD admissions materials. Another trip in November will take admissions staff back to Korea for a two-day International Portfolio event in Seoul.
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