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 to apply to CCAD. 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 to find the appropriate CCAD application form for you. (Make sure to include everything required to apply. Only when we’ve received all required material is your application complete.)


Undergrad Early Application: December 1, 2019

Undergrad Priority Application: February 1, 2020         

MFA Application: March 31, 2020 | Five scholarships remaining

MDes Application: March 31, 2020 | Scholarships available 

Undergraduate (Bachelor of Fine Arts) CCAD application

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 & Master of Design) CCAD application

Graduate admissions requirements can be found here. Learn more about our Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design in Innovation Design Strategies programs.


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