Columbus College of Art and Design

One of the nation’s top private art institutions

CCAD is one of the nation’s top private art institutions and we’ve been leading the way in educating elite talent for more than 135 years. Here, students are pushed to think, create and work at the highest level. They explore different media in our state-of-the-art facilities and grow from close mentorships with our world-class faculty. They bring ideas to life, and gain the tools to change culture and business for the better.

Together, CCAD and Columbus are a powerful combination. Columbus makes creativity a business. Tons of startups here have gone on to great success, and we have branding and design agencies both large and small. From craft breweries and artisan coffeehouses, to an entire incubator for new art and tech businesses, Columbus’ creative economy brings in top talent from each coast and gives them room to grow.

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