From early childhood classes to residency programs for high-achieving high schoolers, Community Education at Columbia College Chicago is all about helping you meet your creative potential. Our offerings reflect the diversity, richness, and innovation at Columbia, all on our state-of-the-art campus in the South Loop neighborhood. Here, growing, learning, and loving new things never stops.

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2019 Summer Programs

Registration is now open for our acclaimed Summer at Columbia pre-college immersion for talented high schoolers. Explore Filmmaking, Screenwriting, Digital Music Production, Game Development, and more.

Registration is also open for the Advanced Placement Summer Institute. This program offers AP teacher training in Art History, Studio Art, English, and Music Theory. These subject-specific professional development opportunities provide teachers with the support and training needed to teach advanced placement high school courses and utilize AP strategies.

For young creatives, check out our Kids Summer Arts and Media Camps, which offer two-week explorations in the performing arts, fine arts, and digital media.

Financial Aid is Available

Financial aid is available for all programs offered through Continuing and Community Education at Columbia College Chicago. Download the Financial Aid Application for classes and lessons here.

News and Information


Sherwood Community Music School is part of the Community Education family at Columbia College Chicago

Sherwood Community Music School is part of Continuing and Community Education at Columbia College Chicago. Our 1312 South Michigan Avenue location offers music classes and individual instruction for all ages, along with our Suzuki Music Program.

Individual Music Instruction

Individual music instruction enables students ages 4 and up to learn technique and repertoire that is best suited to their particular needs. Lessons are offered at Sherwood Community Music SchoolLEARN MORE >

2018/2019 Academic Calendar

Click here for a printable list of all session start and end dates for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.