Welcome from our President

Dr. Melanie Corn with the Art sign

Welcome to Columbus College of Art & Design.

We’re one of the nation’s top private art and design colleges, and we’ve been leading the way in educating a diverse group of talented students for 140 years. Here, you’ll be pushed to think, create and work at the highest level. You’ll explore different media in our state-of-the-art facilities and grow from close mentorships with our world-class faculty. You’ll bring your ideas to life, and you’ll master the tools to change culture and business for the better.

Together, CCAD and Columbus are a powerful combination: CCAD provides the education, and the city provides networking opportunities that launch careers into both the local and international creative industries. Our strong alumni network and our partnerships help our students land jobs right out of college. In fact, 84 percent of our graduates were employed or involved in further education within six months of graduation in 2016. You’ll find our alumni all over the globe represented by top galleries, launching their own businesses, and working at all types of companies, including Abercrombie & Fitch, American Greetings, DreamWorks, Facebook, General Electric, Google, Nike, Paramount, and Pixar, just to name a few!

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

— Dr. Melanie Corn, President

Letters from Dr. Melanie Corn

Check out Dr. Corn's Social Media feeds 

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Chief Evangelist Nancy Kramer kicking it off at the IBM Global Design Leadership Summit. Excited for the design AND the dine!! #IBMdesignsummit ‬
14 hours 10 minutes ago
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Can’t wait for desserts ... oh, and @leslieodomjr at the @capacolumbus ‘s 50th anniversary gala! #artmakescbus #capacolumbus
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Julian was “Hank” in the 5th grade play. Everyone was fantastic, but, of course, J was extra-fantastic!! Loved watching his adorable expressive face. #midwestliving #westwardho
5 days 16 hours ago
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When the nouns are disappearing and breaking down so quickly, how do you teach interaction design? Focus on the verbs! — Kristian Simsarian, CCA professor and designer. Thank you, Kristian for sharing your experiences with us here @ccadedu!
5 days 16 hours ago
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Another incredible collection from the 2019 @ccadedu Fashion Show — designs by Tracy Powell. #myccad #ccadfashionshow @gogirlflyfree
6 days 22 hours ago
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Congratulations to Kristen Wyant, @ccadedu Fashion Department Outstanding Senior, and all the amazing graduates who showed their work last Friday! #myccad @theclamkristen
6 days 22 hours ago
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#artmakescbus #publicart
6 days 22 hours ago
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RT @Melanie_Corn: About to head onto stage for commencement — @CCADedu ‘s 140th class!!! Congratulations graduates! 🥳🤩 t.co/CgpSoS0…
1 week 4 days ago
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About to head onto stage for commencement — @ccadedu ‘s 140th class! Congratulations graduates!! 🤩🥳
1 week 4 days ago
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Congratulations to the @ccadedu Outstanding Seniors and Valedictorian! #myccad #ccadlasts #bestjobever
1 week 6 days ago
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@chromaccad was awesome tonight! Incredible weather. Amazing work. Fantastic crowd. Congrats to all the @ccadedu students!
2 weeks ago
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Congrats to the CCAD Student Agency (our fabulous in-house design group) for their incredible work! I love everything you do for @ccadedu. #myccad #ccadstudentsatwork
2 weeks 2 days ago
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Julian is CEO of Greater Columbus Arts Council for @jacentralohio #biztown today. #soproud #artscareers #bestdressedceo @tomkatz65
2 weeks 5 days ago
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Congratulations seniors! (If you’re not in Canzani right now, where are you?!) #myccad #ccadlasts #ididthething
2 weeks 6 days ago
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Competitive puzzling with Tanner & Julian...and Peaches. (Scroll ➡️) #bestfamilyever #peachesthecat
3 weeks 6 days ago
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RT @Melanie_Corn: So fun to partner w/ @DiamondCellarCo to make this bracelet. Auctioning it off @ccadedu Fashion Show on May 10. Tickets s…
4 weeks ago
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So fun to partner with an amazing jewelry designer @diamondcellar to make this bracelet. Auctioning it off at the @ccadedu Fashion Show on May 10. Tickets still available! CCAD.edu/fashionshow Join us for the most fashionable fundraiser of the year! #myccad #ccadfashionshow
4 weeks ago
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Starting now! @ccadedu students come down to the auditorium. Patty Moore is a preeminent designer who is Not. To. Be. Missed. #myccad #womenindesign
1 month ago
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Congrats to Nicole Massy on her exhibition, The Garden, currently up @ccadedu in the Acock Gallery. Awesome work. I want to own the tree stump! @nmossyart #myccad
1 month ago
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I have countless photos of @tanner8026 covered in pets. Every time, he says “take a 📸” & I 🙄. But, I’ll admit, it’s pretty cute. 🥰 (Scroll to see the even cuter - no offense, Tanner - kiddo.) @julian_cornson
1 month ago
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Ready, set, go! @ccadedu Admitted Students Day begins now!! #myccad
1 month 1 week ago
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#midwestliving #nofilter
1 month 1 week ago
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Just spent a few days doing an accreditation visit at @marylandinstitutecollegeofart. Tons of work but great fun to check out a fabulous peer school. #worktravel #higheredlife #artanddesignschoolforlife
1 month 1 week ago
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This Thursday night, I’ll be hosting @jenibrittonbauer of @jenisicecreams in conversation at 6:30pm @ccadedu. Free and open to the public! #myccad #joinme
1 month 2 weeks ago