Welcome to Columbus College of Art & Design! 

We are a private, nonprofit college located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio—a thriving and accessible city with an active arts and culture scene. For almost 150 years, CCAD has helped cultivate and educate artists and designers, helping them take their talents to the next level.

Here at CCAD, you’ll find your people, explore your passion, and grow as a creative thinker and doer. You’ll take on real-world projects with real-world benefits to individuals and institutions (and your portfolio). You’ll gain the technical skills you need to thrive in your creative practice—and the business skills that support lifelong career success.

And you’ll do that while working side by side with dedicated faculty members who invest in your personal progress and help you develop into a creative professional. We’re proud to be a top ranked college of art and design, but understand that value isn’t found in numbers alone. Here at CCAD, you’ll find the support and resources you need to thrive as an artist or designer.

But don’t just take my word for it—you can discover what CCAD has to offer you by checking out our undergraduate and graduate programs, learning more about campus life, or by scheduling a visit or connecting with one of our Admissions Counselors today.

Come join us at CCAD. We can’t wait to see what you’ll do here!

—Dr. Melanie Corn, President

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