Support services

Career Services

Get to work. We'll help you.


Due to CCAD's primarily remote learning model for fall 2020, our services will look a bit different. Learn more here.

Build your brand

We put together opportunities for you to share with the world what you're all about.

Recruiting on Campus series

The Recruiting on Campus (ROC) series is your chance to meet future employers. We frequently host companies like Pixar, Goodby Silverstein, Fisher-Price, GE Appliances and Abercrombie & Fitch who come to CCAD to give presentations, visit classes, host networking events, look at portfolios and interview students.

Want to see your favorite local companies in action? As part of our ROC on the Road program, we'll take you on trips to see companies from American Greetings and Interbrand to LPK.

Internship & Job Fair

Show off your portfolio at the CCAD Internship & Job Fair, an on-campus career fair and networking event featuring tons of potential employers. It's typically held in mid-October.

Directions Career Fair

When you're in your final year at CCAD, you can meet employers hiring candidates for full-time roles and freelance work at the Directions Career Fair. We'll offer workshops and employer panels along the way to make sure you’re ready.

Career prep

Resume? Check. Cover letter. We've got you covered. We'll help you refine the skills you need to get the dream gig. 

One-on-one career advising

Planning ahead for your first internship? Whether you’re searching for an on-campus job, volunteer opportunities, or freelance work, Careers Services staff can meet with you one-on-one to help you review your goals and prepare your application materials. Resumes and cover letters are our jam.


We'll make sure you're ready for the tough questions. We offer presentations and workshops throughout the year on everything from how to interview with impact to how to build a strong web presence.

Job search

Looking for an internship or full-time positions after you graduate? We continuously add job opportunities and art and design positions to the CCAD job board at We also recommend creating a profile and searching for available positions on LinkedIn

Art Fair

Bring your A-game and show off your best work once a semester in the CCAD Art Fair. This juried event occurs twice a year on campus on the first Saturdays of December and April.

For more information, contact us at 614.222.4045 or


Student Engagement & Inclusion

Open collaboration means beyond the classroom.

The Student Engagement & Inclusion Office at CCAD is here to help create and sustain a welcoming and supportive environment for you. The office coordinates special events, exhibitions and workshops that explore diversity topics and current events. Multicultural student organizations are focused on providing you with chances to connect with other students and learn from one another’s experiences.

Ways to get involved:

Advertising & Graphic Design
Student Collective
Animation Student Collective
Asian/Asian-American Student Association (AAASA)
Basketball Club—CCAD Owls
Battle Games Alliance
Black Student Leadership Association
CCAD Spinecrackers Book Club
Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)
Comics Collective (COCO)

Fashion Student Organization
Game Development Guild
Glass Club
Illustration Student Collective
Industrial Design Student Collective
International Students Association
Jewelry Club
Queer Alliance
Student Government Association
Student Programming Board


To learn about connecting with these groups or finding others, email or call 614.222.6175.


Planning for success starts here.

The Advising Office provides support through one-on-one guidance as you carve out, stitch together and create your own story at CCAD. Your advisor can review your individual academic plan and help you prepare your schedule for upcoming semesters.

New Student Class Scheduling: Advising registers all new students in their first semester schedule. Schedules are created once the tuition deposit is paid through the Admissions Office. First-year students will receive their schedule at New Student Orientation and can preview a typical first semester schedule by reviewing the First Semester Schedule Guide for First Year Students. Transfer students will receive their schedule in the mail or at Transfer Student Orientation. Transfer student schedules are created by considering awarded transfer credit, course availability, and specific major requirements.

Incoming Credits: Advising completes transfer credit evaluations for all acceptable types of incoming credits, including college credit, Advanced Placement (AP) Credit, and International Baccalaureate Credit (IB). If you are interested in transferring college credit to CCAD, please review our Transfer Credit Guidelines for a list of course recommendations. For a list of AP/IB credits, visit the Transfer Policy section here. College transcripts and/or official AP/IB scores must be submitted to:

Columbus College of Art & Design
Admissions Office
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215



Learning Support Office

CCAD is committed to helping you become an effective, self-motivated learner. The Learning Support Office provides a variety of learning services, including:

  • Professional writing & art history consultants 
  • Peer Creative Coaches who provide ideas, advice, and inspiration for studio classes
  • One-on-one academic coaching covering time management, organization, and other learning skills
  • Disability accommodation support

Learning Support provides reasonable accommodations for cognitive, psychological, or physical/medical disabilities. To begin the process, admitted students can contact us at For more information, please review the following resources that outline frequently asked questions, policies and procedures, and documentation requirements for various types of accommodation requests.

Health & Wellness

Counseling & Wellness Center

The Counseling & Wellness Center is here to contribute to your professional and interpersonal success by providing student-centered therapeutic, programmatic and educational services that add to your human growth.

We want you to thrive here at CCAD.

Thriving means pursuing wellness, practicing balance and treating our neighbors and ourselves with the whole person in mind. It is an ongoing process, not a final product, and each wellness area in our lives — the physical, emotional, social, occupational and intellectual — is important. The Counseling & Wellness Center, which provides free counseling and limited medication services, is here to help you get to know your process, work through barriers and meet your goals here at CCAD.

The CWC is located on the first floor of the Crane Center. Urgent Walk-In Hour is staffed every Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to noon.

Contact the CWC

Phone:  614.222.4000

Fax:  614.437.7240


To schedule an appointment or to learn more, visit the Counseling & Wellness Center MY CCAD page.


Health insurance

CCAD expects all students to carry health insurance that provides coverage for both preventative and emergency health care needs. Students who do not have health insurance or have questions about where to access health insurance options may contact the Student Affairs at

International students attending CCAD on an I-20 visa are automatically enrolled in CCAD’s International Student Health Insurance Plan. The International Student Health Insurance Plan is a comprehensive plan that provides coverage for preventative care (including immunizations), major medical emergencies, prescriptions, and mental health.  International students may also choose to enroll their eligible dependents (spouses and children) in the plan for an additional fee. 

There are many convenient care options and a comprehensive hospital located near campus.


CCAD’s Preferred Health Provider is:

King Lincoln Equitas Health

750 Long Street, Suite 3000

(614) 340-6700

Within Walking Distance

CVS Minute Clinic

2532 E. Main St.
Columbus, Ohio 43209

Grant Medical Center

111 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215 

CCAD students also receive a monthly online newsletter, Student Health 101, which offers information on both physical and mental wellness, preventative health care tips specifically geared towards college students.


Vaccination policies

CCAD requires proof of vaccination against measles, mumps, rubella and Hepatitis B. If you choose to live on campus, you are also required to show proof of vaccination against meningococcal meningitis. These documents must be provided before you begin at CCAD. A tuberculosis test is highly recommended, especially if you will be living in a residence hall.