Adult art and design learning opportunities

Classes update: 

Columbus College of Art & Design is committed to the health and safety of our students and community. Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we have decided to cancel our July Creative Summer Workshops and CCAD Film & Video Camp for children and teens.

Those who have already registered will receive a full refund.

More information at ccad.edu/publichealth


Are you a veteran or a CCAD alum?

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 takeaclass@ccad.edu to get your promo code.


CCAD is working to determine what classes we can offer safely and well in Fall 2020. All dates listed are aspirational and subject to change.

Evening & weekend art & design classes

Registration:
Fall classes | July 15–Sept. 5
Spring classes | Nov. 1–Jan. 5
Summer classes | Feb. 1–May 22

Classes: Digital Photography, Figure Drawing, Oil Painting, Jewelry, Intro to Adobe Creative Suite, Book Making, Watercolor, and more

Upcoming class dates: 
Fall 2019 | Sept. 10–Nov. 16 
Spring 2020 | Jan. 14–March 21
Summer 2020 | June 1–July 4
Fall 2020 | Sept. 8–Nov.14
Spring 2021 | Jan. 12–March 20

Schedule:
Spring & Fall | 10-week program
9–11:30 a.m. Saturdays | 7–9:30 p.m. weekdays 
Summer | 5-week program
6:15–8:45 p.m. weekdays 

Program cost: $175–$350

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Certificate programs 

Registration: 
Fall classes | July 15–Sept. 5
Spring classes | Nov. 1–Jan. 5
Summer classes | Feb. 1–May 30

Certificates: Visual Storytelling & Self-Publishing

Dates: 
Fall 2019 | Sept. 10–Nov. 16 
Spring 2020 | Jan. 14–March 21
Fall 2020 | Sept. 8–Nov.14
Spring 2021 | Jan. 12–March 20

Schedule: 
Spring & Fall | 10-week program
9–11:30 a.m. Saturdays | 7–9:30 p.m. weekdays 
Summer | 5-week program
7–9:30 p.m. weekdays 

Program cost: $595 per course plus a one-time $95 certificate fee

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CCAD workshops for professionals

Registration: 
Fall classes | July 15–7 days before workshop
Spring classes | Nov. 1–7 days before workshop

Classes: Disruptive Collaboration Workshop, Creative Problem Solving for Corporate Leadership, and more

Upcoming dates: 

Spring 2020 | March 21–April 18, 2020 Saturdays 9 a.m.–noon  CE280.01 Service Design Fundamentals

Spring 2020 | April 25, 2020  9 a.m.–2 p.m. CEWK275.01 LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Program cost: $395 or $595

Learn more

 


See the Continuing & Professional Studies program in the news

Looking for something else?

You don't have to be admitted to CCAD to gain exposure to experienced faculty, cutting-edge laboratories, and a future-focused curriculum. Registration for BFA courses opens to non-degree-seeking students one week before the regular undergraduate semester begins.

Courses for credit (subject to prerequisites):

  • BFA courses for fall, spring, and summer
  • Tuition: $1,521 per credit hour
  • Registration fee: $60 per semester
  • General fee: $125 per semester
  • Technology fee: $250 per semester
  • Students also pay lab fees attached to the course if applicable
    • Financial aid is not available to non-degree-seeking students
    • Registration and general and lab fees must be paid at the time of registration

Policies governing non-degree-seeking students:

  • Students must be at least 18 years old
  • Online registration is not available
  • All prerequisites and permissions must be obtained before registering. This may include a review of your work by CCAD staff.
  • Courses are available on a space-available basis only. You may not register for a class that is full.
  • BFA degree courses will not count toward a degree until you’re accepted to CCAD through the regular admissions process. Visit ccad.edu/apply for more information. 
  • Non-degree-seeking students who want to take classes for credit can take up to three BFA classes for credit. After three BFA classes, non-degree-seeking students will need to enroll as traditional undergraduate students or take classes through CCAD's Continuing & Professional Studies program.
  • As of fall 2020, CCAD will no longer allow non-degree-seeking students to audit classes. 

To enroll as a non-degree-seeking student, contact our Continuing & Professional Studies at CCAD at 614.222.3248 or takeaclass@ccad.edu. Or, learn more about future classes by signing up for emails