CCAD Alumni

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. 

CCAD Alumni Big Mingle is coming to you!

Big Mingles are meet-up/gathering/mixer events planned for CCAD alumni in different cities across the country where they are densely located  to create in-person opportunities for alumni to engage, reconnect and maintain connections with the college, fellow graduates and peers, faculty and other campus members. These events are free and open to all alumni. Registration is required.

Join us for the 2023 Big Mingles 

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.

Donate to scholarships.

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

Celebrate student artwork. 

The 2022 presentation of Chroma: Best of CCAD, CCAD’s annual exhibition of student work, is Friday, May 13, and will include film and animation screenings, presentations by Advertising & Graphic Design students, a pop-up runway by Fashion Design students, a live reading of creative writing works, and more.

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. 


Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 6–8 p.m.
Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 6–8 p.m.


Learn more about CCAD's Strategic Plan

In March 2021 Columbus College of Art & Design launched a new Strategic Plan, The CCAD Way, which charts the course for the college’s future over the next six years. 

Strategic Plan

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 celebrate alumni as we recognize their achievements. The 2022 Alumni Awards are on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

Meet our past 2022 Alumni Award winners.





Shop at Ampersand

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

Explore swag


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

​​​CCAD alumni can save 20% on all Columbus College of Art & Design Continuing & Professional Studies 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 page. To 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.


Alumni news