Columbus College of Art & Design

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Columbus College of Art & Design

CCAD teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving artistic community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States. CCAD offers 13 BFA programs and two master’s programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design

Student experience

  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

First-year students are beginning their higher education journey with CCAD. CCAD accepts applications all year. To apply as a first-time student for the fall or spring term, please complete the Undergraduate Application form, pay the $50 application fee, and submit your portfolio, written essay, and transcripts.

Transfer

Transfer students are bringing credits from other institutions. CCAD accepts applications all year. To apply as a transfer student for the fall or spring term, please complete the Undergraduate Application form, pay the $50 application fee, and submit your portfolio, written essay, and transcripts. CCAD has transfer articulation agreements to transfer credits with a number of institutions.

Additional Information

Tuition is $35,880 per year for the 2019-2020 academic year.

We offer two types of institutional scholarships: academic scholarships and merit scholarships. These are based on academic qualifications such as grades, your essay, and on the talent exhibited in your creative portfolio.

Have a question? Contact our Financial Aid Office at 614.222.3295 or financialaid@ccad.edu.

Visit us

We hold campus tours Monday through Friday at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Counselor appointments are available Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Please plan on 90 minutes for your visit. To schedule a tour, contact our Admissions Office at 614.222.3261 or admissions@ccad.edu.

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215, United States of America

Phone number

(877) 997-2223

Region

Midwest

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