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600 South Michigan
Chicago , Illinois 60605-1996

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Student Accessibility Resources
632 S. Wabash, Suite 311
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
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About Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is a prominent institution located in the heart of downtown Chicago, Illinois. Established in 1890, it is a private, not-for-profit university that offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in various arts and media disciplines. With its strong focus on creative and media arts, Columbia College Chicago has gained a reputation as a leading educational institution in the field.

Situated in the bustling city of Chicago, the university benefits from its vibrant surroundings. The city itself is a hub of cultural diversity, artistic expression, and creative innovation. Known for its iconic architecture, world-class museums, theaters, and music scene, Chicago provides students with an extraordinary environment to immerse themselves in the arts.

Columbia College Chicago prides itself on being a forward-thinking institution, constantly adapting its curriculum to meet the evolving demands of the industry. Students have the opportunity to explore a variety of disciplines, including visual arts, performing arts, film and video, photography, journalism, communication, and more. The university encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, fostering an environment where students can explore their own unique creative paths while also engaging in interdisciplinary projects.

One of the university’s key strengths is its faculty, comprised of experienced professionals who actively work in their respective fields. These industry experts bring their expertise and real-world knowledge into the classroom, providing students with valuable insights and connections. This practical approach to education allows students to develop both their artistic skills and their professional network.

The campus itself is a vibrant and creative community, serving as a platform for students to engage, collaborate, and showcase their work. It houses state-of-the-art facilities, including art studios, performance spaces, a film production center, and a multimedia laboratory. These resources enable students to fully explore their artistic endeavors and experiment with the latest technologies.

Furthermore, Columbia College Chicago emphasizes experiential learning, providing students with numerous opportunities to gain industry experience. The university has established strong connections with local businesses, organizations, and cultural institutions, offering internships, networking events, and hands-on projects that bridge the gap between academia and professional practice. Students have the chance to work on real-world projects, build their portfolios, and establish connections that will benefit them in their future careers.

Beyond the campus, Columbia College Chicago students are surrounded by the vibrant city life of Chicago. From renowned art museums like The Art Institute of Chicago to world-class theaters like the Goodman Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company, there is no shortage of artistic inspiration. The city also hosts numerous festivals, events, and exhibitions throughout the year, providing students with ample opportunities to engage with the wider artistic community.

In conclusion, Columbia College Chicago offers a stimulating and dynamic learning environment for aspiring artists and media professionals. With its strong emphasis on creativity, innovation, and practical experience, the university prepares students to thrive in the ever-evolving arts and media industry. Located in the cultural haven of downtown Chicago, students are immersed in a city that celebrates artistic expression and provides countless opportunities for growth, networking, and inspiration.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations