Undergraduate Degrees

As a CCAD student, you’ll learn in the classroom, in the studios and from professors who are active in their fields. In your first year, you’ll explore drawing, design, technology, and business—and you’ll gain a better understanding of concepts like creative processes, art as social practice, collaboration, research, and performance.

And that’s just the start. Throughout your time at CCAD, you’ll grow as a creative thinker and maker by participating in our student organizations and by taking on real-world projects with nonprofit, corporate, and government partners. By the time you graduate, you’ll have developed the skills to do the work you want to do, a portfolio that shows off your talents, and professional and alumni networks that can help you move your career forward.


CCAD is an independent, nonprofit, accredited art and design college located in downtown Columbus. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 11 programs:

  • CCAD Animation


    Dive right into cutting-edge animation techniques and learn 2D, 3D, and experimental styles, as well as game art, motion graphics, digital modeling, virtual reality, and more.

  • CCAD Comics

    Comics & Narrative Practice

    Create comics as you learn how to tell stories, develop your own style, and craft original characters using words and images.

  • CCAD Fashion

    Fashion Design

    Contribute to some of the largest, most creative fashion brands in the world—and build your own collections—while learning and working in the No. 3 fashion design city in the U.S.

  • CCAD Film

    Film & Video

    Whether your interest is in filmmaking, documentaries, fine arts, commercials, or music videos, you’ll learn to do it here, as you explore the filmmaking process, from pre-production through post-production and distribution.

  • CCAD Fine Arts

    Fine Arts

    Grow your creative practice in a range of media, including drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and painting as you develop new techniques and learn art theory.

  • CCAD Game

    Game Art & Design

    Learn everything game-making, from basic coding to playable models, as you create digital and physical game-ready assets and explore trends in AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) technologies.

  • CCAD Graphic

    Graphic Design

    Develop the skills and understanding to influence decision makers and propel social movements through distinctive branding and design solutions.

  • CCAD Illustration


    Communicate ideas clearly through pictures as you master the latest tech, learn from industry leaders, and create distinctive works that tell stories through books, motion graphics, or fabric patterns.

  • CCAD Interior

    Interior Architecture & Design

    Impact the way people interact with environments as you research, plan, problem solve, and design interior spaces using real-life assignments that put user needs at the center.

  • CCAD Photography


    Explore researching, shooting, and presenting photographic images as you learn the craft and language of image-making and refine your vision using the latest digital tools as well as traditional techniques and processes.

  • CCAD Product

    Product Design

    Discover problems and create solutions as you reimagine and execute a range of items, from boats to water bottles, working closely with corporate and nonprofit organizations in need of innovative minds like yours.