Welcome from Our President

Welcome to Columbus College of Art & Design!

We’re one of the nation’s top private art institutions, and we’ve been leading the way in educating elite talent for more than 135 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 gain 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 industry. 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 2015. You’ll find our alumni all over the globe and at all types of companies, including American Greetings, DreamWorks, General Electric, General Motors, Nike, and Paramount.

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

— Dr. Melanie Corn, President