CCAD Illustration and Comics specialist

When it comes to making great comic books and graphic novels, there are few people who have accomplished more—or know the industry better—than Shelly Bond. Check out these expert tips from the master herself.

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In advance of their senior year, two CCAD students—James Flowers (Fine Arts, 2024) and Chloe Cao (Fine Arts, 2024)—were selected to participate in well-respected art programs.

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Miller discusses his work, his CCAD experience, and his advice for students wanting to launch their careers.

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CCAD students and recent graduates, alongside the CCAD Student Agency, a student-staffed, in-house design agency, took home 17 awards at the 53rd annual Columbus Society of Communicating Arts Creative Best 2023 awards, including a number of “Best of Category” recognitions.

News & Media

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Meera Ralhan (Animation, 2024) debuts capstone film Nanis’ Kitchen, which explores the connections–and conflicts!–between generations when it comes to culinary cultural traditions.

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Columbus College of Art & Design’s Outstanding Senior designation is a longstanding tradition at the school. Faculty members select one graduating student from each major to be the Outstanding Senior for that major. This selection is based on their impressive academic and artistic accomplishments.

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Each year, Columbus College of Art & Design identifies the person with the highest grade point average throughout their college career and selects them as valedictorian of their graduating class. This year, Fashion Design senior Dominic Ciucci has earned that distinction.

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You may not be able to pick John Musker out of a lineup, but you know his work. The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Moana—and other Disney animations beloved by critics and audiences—were co-written and co-directed by Musker.

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Emerging student designers will bring fresh fashion takes to the runway at the 2024 Columbus College of Art & Design Fashion Show on Thursday, May 9, at 8:00 p.m. at Kemba LIVE!

Student Success

CCAD students’ accomplishments & achievements
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Meera Ralhan (Animation, 2024) debuts capstone film Nanis’ Kitchen, which explores the connections–and conflicts!–between generations when it comes to culinary cultural traditions.

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Columbus College of Art & Design’s Outstanding Senior designation is a longstanding tradition at the school. Faculty members select one graduating student from each major to be the Outstanding Senior for that major. This selection is based on their impressive academic and artistic accomplishments.

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Each year, Columbus College of Art & Design identifies the person with the highest grade point average throughout their college career and selects them as valedictorian of their graduating class. This year, Fashion Design senior Dominic Ciucci has earned that distinction.

Alumni Stories

Alums changing the world
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Headquartered in Columbus, like many of the world’s biggest retail brands, Bath & Body Works has hired a number of talented, skilled CCAD students and alumni over the years—creative thinkers who have found professional success and fulfillment in their work.

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Each year, CCAD recognizes some of our outstanding alumni with our Alumni Awards. And this year, we were aided in that process by our inaugural 12-member CCAD Alumni Advisory Board, who aided in selecting the winners from the pool of nominees submitted by our community members.

Columbus Arts Fest

The Columbus Arts Festival is back in 2023. This year’s festival, presented by the American Electric Power Foundation and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, is Friday, June 9–Sunday, June 11, on Columbus’ downtown riverfront.

Campus Life

Life in & out of the classroom
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As Associate Professor Laurenn McCubbin helped to design the curriculum for the Comics & Narrative Practice program at Columbus College of Art & Design, she thought back to everything she wanted when she went to art school.

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In fall 2019, CCAD is introducing new non-degree certificate programs for adults, beginning with one focused on Visual Storytelling and Self Publication.

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A group of Columbus College of Art & Design students headed to Louisville Sept. 15–16 to compete against more than 150 collegiate and professional peers in “Hack the Home,” a Hackathon—that is, a marathon of innovation and creation—hosted by FirstBuild and sponsored by 3M, Renesas, Samtec, and US Steel.

Institutional News

Updates from CCAD
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Emerging student designers will bring fresh fashion takes to the runway at the 2024 Columbus College of Art & Design Fashion Show on Thursday, May 9, at 8:00 p.m. at Kemba LIVE!

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Andrew Levitt (a.k.a. Nina West), drag queen, actor, singer-songwriter, activist and children’s book author, will deliver the Commencement address at the 2024 Columbus College of Art & Design Commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Wexner Center for the Arts’ Mershon Auditorium.

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Columbus College of Art & Design has released the 2023 President’s Report, providing a snapshot of college milestones from the past academic year along with transformational educational experiences happening on campus.