Apply to CCAD

Want to change the world through art and design? Start here.

Whether you’re setting out to study photography, film, illustration, fashion, industrial design or any of our other great programs, your first step is applying. Our CCAD admissions team is here to help you make the application and financial aid processes — as well as your move to campus — as easy as possible. Just choose your enrollment type below. (Make sure to include everything required to apply. Only when we’ve received all required material is your application complete.)

Undergraduate (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Apply for first-year or transfer admission for the fall or spring term. All admissions requirements can be found here. Learn more about CCAD Undergraduate Programs.


Graduate (Master of Fine Arts)

Applications open September 1. Graduate admissions requirements can be found here. Learn more about CCAD Graduate Programs.


CCAD College Preview

The best way to see yourself in the world of art and design is to put your work out there. Our three-week College Preview program — for anyone in grades 10–12 — immerses you in campus life, our classrooms and studios, and the Columbus community. You’ll take classes in the major you actually want to study and participate in workshops taught by our faculty and staff. And you’ll collaborate with emerging artists and designers from across the country. In the end, you’ll earn three college credits.

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Have a question? Call 614.222.3261 or email