CCAD partners with Kadenze on new online course

Aug 3, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Business skills and financial literacy are increasingly important — especially to creative entrepreneurs.

So Columbus College of Art & Design decided to take the college’s business and entrepreneurship experience beyond CCAD’s business minor — and beyond its walls.

CCAD recently partnered with Kadenze, a company that specializes in offering college-level content to the public, to offer an online course on finance for creative entrepreneurs. The course will feature Elaine Grogan Luttrull, Department Head of CCAD’s Business & Entrepreneurship program.

The first four sessions are free and cover goal setting, strategic planning for creative careers, and budgeting. They start on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at For all 12 sessions, the program costs $900 and includes three transferable academic credits.

“I’m thrilled that CCAD has the opportunity to partner with Kadenze to offer this course,” said Dr. Melanie Corn, CCAD President. “Business skills are essential for all creative practitioners today; Elaine’s dynamic teaching style and Kadenze’s innovative platform add up to the perfect delivery.”

Grogan Luttrull said she’s excited to help artists and designers learn financial skills that will help them in their creative endeavors.

“A bit of financial literacy can be transformative to a creative career,” Grogan Luttrull said. “It adds a level of mindfulness and strategic planning in a way that really empowers people long-term.”

CCAD is looking forward to showing people around the world some of the content that makes a Columbus College of Art & Design education dynamic and distinctive.

“I think it’s admirable that CCAD shows this kind of leadership in providing information for people to access — regardless of where they live,” Grogan Luttrull said.

Kadenze said they’re excited to offer the course.

“Financial skills are imperative for any aspiring creative,” said Harmony Jiroudek, Kadenze’s Director of Academic Relations. “We’re really excited to be able to offer a course with this level of expertise to the world at large.”

About Columbus College of Art & Design 

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States, offering 12 four-year undergraduate programs and two graduate programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit

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