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Columbus College of Art & Design is one of the nation’s oldest and largest private art institutions. We’ve been leading the way in educating elite U.S. and international talent for more than 135 years. Here you’ll bring your ideas to life through a rigorous, studio-based curriculum that will challenge you to think, create and work at the highest level. You’ll explore and push boundaries in our state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll grow from close mentorships with world-class faculty. This is the place to answer your calling. A place to unleash your full creative fire. Start your story by applying today.


Undergraduate (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Ask about first-year or transfer admission for the fall or spring term. Request more information here. Complete the form and we'll mail you additional information about CCAD. 

Graduate (Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design)

For more details on our graduate program, tell us about yourself here and we'll send you information about CCAD.

Additional Programs

Interested in a non-degree option? CCAD offers many courses for youthsadults and educators

CCAD Admissions Events


Admissions Counselor Alissa Breakiron, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).

Alissa Breakiron

Admissions Counselor

Contact Alissa if you live in northeast Ohio and have questions about applications, portfolios, scholarships or deadlines.


Graduate Admissions Counselor John Cairns, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).

John Cairns

Graduate Admissions Counselor

Contact John if you have questions about graduate applications or admissions requirements.  


Angela Jann

Admissions Counselor


Kira Magrann, Senior Admissions Counselor and Transfer Coordinator, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).

Kira Magrann

Senior Admissions Counselor and Transfer Coordinator

Contact Kira if you have questions about transfer student admissions requirements or transfer policies.


Jonathon Neeley, Associate Director of International Recruiting, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).

Jonathon Neeley

Associate Director of International Recruiting

Contact Jonathon if you have questions about international student admissions requirements, immigration status, visas or to schedule an appointment to visit the school. 


Jordan Smith, Director of Outreach Programs, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).

Jordan Smith

Director of Outreach Programs

Contact Jordan if you have questions about CCAD College Preview, CCAD Discovery Club, Educators' Summer Studio, Scholastics Art Awards or College Credit Plus.