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

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#icestorm
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‪Capital Crossroads and Discovery SIDs 2018 Annual Meeting & Awards happening now @CCADedu. Our own CFO & SVP @Jeff rey_a_fisher receives the @thediscoverydistrict Unsung Hero Award. Congrats!! 🎉🍾‬
6 days 13 hours ago
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#caldersflamingo #alexandercalder #funwithphotoediting
1 week 3 days ago
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Still Sears Tower to me. #searstower #searstowerforever #willistower #caldersflamingo
1 week 3 days ago
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I rarely use Facebook, so when I got on there the other day, I saw all these photos other people had taken of me at events. A fun walk down #memorylane. #betterthanselfies
1 week 5 days ago
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@ccadedu MDes students Kendra Rabineau (giving a provocative talk on the future of 1st amendment, social media, & social norms) & Weeraya Jirawongwaris (questioning the future of citizenship, ID, & body modification) @AICArtDesign 2018 Symposium Artists/Designers/Citizens. Congrats! #myccad
1 week 5 days ago
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RT @Melanie_Corn: @ccadedu MDes student Kendra Rabineau gives a provocative talk on the future of 1st amendment, social media, & social nor…
1 week 5 days ago
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This is one nice stack of books! #retoolingcritique #aicadDEIconvening #alwayslearning
1 week 6 days ago
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We had an awesome event on campus Saturday night. #CelebrationOfExcellence honors our alumni award winners (pictured here w/ fellow alums), and our scholarship recipients and donors. A powerful night! #myccad #ccadalumni
2 weeks ago
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#nofilter #mums
2 weeks ago
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Calling all @ccadedu alumni in or near Chi-town! Come have a drink with your fellow #ccadalumni this Thursday, 5:30-7:30, at On Tour Brewing, 1725 W Hubbard St. I’ll be there too!! #myccad #chicagois...
2 weeks ago
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‪First thing I did this morning? Voted! Each year, my sticker is a badge of honor — a reminder of my right, responsibility, and privilege! Have you voted today? #theresstilltime ‬#democracyinaction
2 weeks ago
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Love the post trick-or-treating candy sorting ritual.
2 weeks 6 days ago
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#halloweendecorations #spiders #graveyard #halloween #halloweenfun #diyhalloween
2 weeks 6 days ago
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#ostrich #ostrichesofinstagram #thewilds #exploreohio
3 weeks 4 days ago
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Love this work by @ccadedu faculty member Carol Boram-Hays. #myccad #sculpture
3 weeks 4 days ago
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#dressforms #myccad
3 weeks 4 days ago
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‪Congrats to all the GCAC Community Arts Partnership Awards winners! Another great event today. #artmakescbus ‬
1 month ago
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#priorities #cheetahs #cheetahenclosure #thewilds
1 month ago
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What do you get when you cross a bear, a mountain goat, a muskox, and a guinea pig? A Sichuan Takin, of course! (But we decides to call it the capybara-bear.) #thewilds #midwestliving #exploreohio #columbuszoo #sichuantakin #drseussanimals
1 month ago
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Early morning flight. #planewing #planewingpic #planewingphoto
1 month 1 week ago
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The latest new haircut. Missing my Julian tremendously. Can’t wait to be home. #newhaircut #bangstudios
1 month 1 week ago
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Scenes from @p_n_c_a Always enjoy the semiannual AICAD Board meeting and the opportunity to tour peer art and design colleges. Thanks for hosting us in Portland!
1 month 1 week ago
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Hey there, @ccadedu alumni! In Seattle? Come out and meet up tomorrow night at 5:30. See you there! #myccad #ccadedu
1 month 1 week ago