Adult art and design learning opportunities

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.

Evening & weekend art & design classes

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

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
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: $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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Intensive workshops for artists & designers

Registration: Feb. 1–May 30

Classes: Drawing and Design Development for Textile and Surface Pattern | Textile Design: Design, Carve and Print, using the Lino Print Technique | Adventures in Bookbinding | Color on Metal | Dismantle: Reconstructing the Idea of Practice of Collage through Exploration, Fragmentation, and Performance

Upcoming dates:
Summer 2019 | July 24–26 & Aug. 2–4

Schedule: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Wednesday–Friday

Program cost: $395

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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 | February 22, 2020  9 a.m.–3 p.m. CEWK275.01 LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

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

Program cost: $395 or $595

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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 audit:

  • BFA courses for summer, fall or spring
  • Tuition: $1,000
  • Registration Fee: $60
  • General Fee: $125
  • Student also pays lab fees attached to the course if applicable

Courses for credit (subject to prerequisites):

  • BFA courses for fall and spring
  • Tuition: $1,495 per credit hour fall and spring
  • Tuition: $730 per credit hour for summer
  • Registration Fee: $60
  • General Fee: $125
  • Student also pays lab fees attached to the course if applicable
    • Financial aid is not available to non-degree-seeking students
    • Registration, 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.
  • There is no limit on the number of courses you can take.
  • BFA degree courses will not count toward a degree until you’re accepted to CCAD through the regular admissions process. Contact the Admissions office at 614.222.3261 or email to find out more about applying to CCAD.

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