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Our relationship doesn't end when you take that final class.

No matter where you go and what you do next, we want you to stay connected to the family and resources you developed during your time here at Columbus College of Art & Design. Our alumni create and exhibit work all over the world, teach new generations of artists and designers, develop products that change lives, and so much more—and then they return to share insights with current students and fellow alumni, representing CCAD wherever they go. Stay in the loop with stories on CCAD’s blog or by signing up for our email newsletters.

Learn more about staying connected as an alum here. 

Empower others to experience CCAD

There are so many ways to support the profound opportunity of attending art and design school in Columbus. Every action helps.

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Donate to scholarships.

Visit, email [email protected], or call 614.222.3238 to make a gift today.

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Celebrate student artwork.

This year's Chroma: Best of CCAD will be online, but you can take a look at what our students have done and share widely. (And check out #ccadcreateaway to see how our students and faculty are creating right now.)

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Share your knowledge and advice.

What advice would you give new CCAD students? Tell us at and we’ll share it with the incoming class—a group as hungry to learn and ready to grow as you once were.



Learn more about CCAD's Strategic Plan

In the summer of 2016, Columbus College of Art & Design’s administrative and academic leaders gathered together to take a look at our recent history, discuss the needs of the college, and draft a plan for the future. Click here to read the full document.

Alumni Awards

Columbus College of Art & Design alumni are changing culture and commerce, making a major impact in Columbus and far beyond. Each year, CCAD invites the community to nominate alumni to be recognized for their achievements.

Meet the 2021 Alumni Award winners.

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Show your CCAD alumni pride by wearing apparel from Ampersand Emporium! 

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Brittany Bergamo Whalen (Fine Arts, 2014)
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Benefits & Services


Are you interested in being a volunteer for Chroma or the Fashion Show? Please fill out this form


Save on Continuing & Professional Studies classes

Veterans and CCAD alumni can save 10% on all Columbus College of Art & Design Continuing & Professional classes, including weekend and evening classes and professional workshops. Email [email protected] to get your promo code.


Graduates have lifetime library privileges. To learn more visit the library pageTo learn more about CCAD history, check out the CCAD Archives Facebook page.


Alumni Mentoring Program

Help guide students through building experience and connections—and offer your expertise on navigating life and work—in the Alumni Office’s new Alumni Mentoring Program! To learn more about this opportunity, check out the Alumni Mentoring Program web page.

Career coaching and resources

CCAD understands our alumni may need more help than ever before in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can schedule an appointment with one of Career Services’ counselors through our job board on Handshake or by emailing [email protected] Meetings will be conducted via phone or Zoom.

In addition, check out this downloadable PDF spreadsheet of resources for artists and designers, including guidance for freelancers, advice on job hunting and interviews, and opportunities for financial support.

Sell your work at CCAD!

CCAD is excited to offer alumni the opportunity to sell their work on campus! Learn more here.

Our process for reviewing applications is temporarily on hold, please check back soon.


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