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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@guyyygibboneyyy asked where Simon was, so I wanted to share a pic of our other kitten — though, he’s no youngster at 16! #simonthecat #catsofinstagram #catyawn
1 day 7 hours ago
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Kicking off the Penn Exec Doc Higher Ed Leadership Conference with a critical convo on current issues facing HE. #HELC2019 #pennalumni #upennalumni #penngse
1 day 8 hours ago
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#myccad #welcomeback #firstdayofclasses #birdseyeview #backtoschool
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I love the little smoosh-face of pets laying on pillows. #catsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #petcuddles
1 week 1 day ago
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RT @Melanie_Corn: Came back to work on Monday after two weeks away. The vacation feeling quickly slipped away and it was “back to the grind…
1 week 1 day ago
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¡Adiós iguana! You were a good poolside friend.
2 weeks 1 day ago
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¡Adiós Puerto Vallarta!
2 weeks 1 day ago
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The resident iguana of #barcelopuertovallarta
2 weeks 3 days ago
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Went whale watching yesterday. Tried to live in the moment and not fret that it was hard to experience the grandeur AND get a good photo! #humpbackwhales
2 weeks 3 days ago
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#2018bestnine A great year behind me, making way for an even better year ahead.
2 weeks 3 days ago
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Los colores de México. No filter required. (Oh, and the always adorbs @tanner8026 and @julian_cornson, of course.) 😎
2 weeks 5 days ago
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#perfection #puertovallarta
2 weeks 5 days ago
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More rock painting fun! #paintedrocks #rockpainting #paintedrocksofinstagram
3 weeks 1 day ago
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Spent about 5 hours today painting rocks. Fun post-Christmas activity for the whole family. This was my best effort! #rockpainting #paintedrocks #paintedrocksofinstagram
3 weeks 1 day ago
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Yesterday was Nutcracker Day for Windermere Elementary. My guy who wears #athleisurewear 364 days a year was suddenly super excited to dress up for the occasion. Even laid his clothes out before bed. #lovethiskid
1 month ago
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Who’s ready for the office Christmas party?! #thisguy 🙋🏼‍♀️ #myccad
1 month ago
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Had to add a bit of Christmas kitsch to my mid century modern office. #santasofinstagram #midcenturymodern #myccad
1 month 1 week ago
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Homemade coffee cake for all the faculty and staff @ccadedu. Thanks for giving to the Big Three scholarship fund! #theresstilltime #comeandgetit #earlymorningbaking #myccadartsign
1 month 1 week ago
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CCAD.edu/givingtuesday Help our students continue having awesome experiences like this one — Friday sketching with animal visitors from the zoo. Give to our scholarship fund. We need 18 donors in the next two hours! #myccad
1 month 2 weeks ago
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Ummmm...NEED! Another amazing drawing session featuring animals from @columbus_zoo visiting the Cloyd Family Animation Center @ccadedu. Thanks, @bellandpixel #myccad 💕😊👏🏼
1 month 2 weeks ago
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‪We still need 34 donors for our “Big Three” scholarship challenge by tomorrow night. Will you help me reach our 100 donor challenge? CCAD.edu/givingtuesday Every penny goes right into student scholarships in honor of three amazing members of the @CCADedu family. ‬And I’m matching every gift with a $20 donation of my own. #myccad
1 month 2 weeks ago
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RT @Melanie_Corn: We still need 34 donors by tomorrow night. Will you help me reach our 100 donor challenge? Every penny goes right into st…
1 month 2 weeks ago
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Sky over western Illinois. Left the kid with the grandparents for a short trip with my love. #roadtrip #bigsky #reconnecting
1 month 3 weeks ago