Choosing an educational home can be very difficult and challenging. Therefore, when students choose Columbia College Chicago, we feel honored that our offerings have been impressive enough to draw them into our educational environment.
At Columbia, we take pride in being an institution that provides opportunities to anyone willing to work hard to achieve his or her full potential. Our generous approach to admission is founded on the belief that, although previous experience in the arts and media are very important, they are not the only predictors of college success and later professional accomplishments. Hence, the college seeks prospective students who have experience and/or interest and an inclination in the arts and media, are not afraid of hard work, and are willing to meet our high standards.
We strive to maintain a supportive and stimulating academic environment in which learning is enhanced and encouraged. We provide students the opportunity to develop skills and techniques in a creative environment that will help each of them develop an individual voice. Our full-time and part-time faculty are drawn from and are actively involved in professions related to the disciplines in which they teach. This enables them to bring a professional, hands-on approach to the classroom. We also strive to stay abreast of all developments in various fields and invest in equipment and facilities that are contemporary with those used in the professional world.
The partnership between the college and the student is one of equal commitment: the student commits to working with determination, diligence, and dedication; the College commits to holding itself and its students to the highest standards of performance, instruction, and ethics.
As president, I am committed to advancing the college and, at the same time, to supporting the success of each individual student. I promise that your decision to attend Columbia will be a significant positive step in preparation for your life’s work.
Warrick L. Carter, PhD
Columbia College Chicago