MEET YOUR CREATIVE POTENTIAL

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.


REGISTRATION is now open

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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.

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. Our Middle School Summer Arts and Media Camps offer teens ages 12 through 15 the opportunity to explore the Columbia College Chicago curriculum in our state-of-the-art facilities in the South Loop.

Spring 2019 Early Childhood Classes

Spring 2019 is the perfect time for you and your child to explore something amazing, with parent/caregiver classes in music and dance.   LEARN MORE >

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 School. LEARN MORE >

Suzuki Music Instruction

Our acclaimed Suzuki program nurtures a safe and fun environment for students, parents/caregivers, and teachers. Our events include year-round parent education classes, book club meetings, fundraising opportunities, field trips, and performances at cultural institutions around Chicago.  LEARN MORE >

News and Information

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Winter Break

Columbia College Chicago will be closed the following days for the upcoming holiday:

Winter Break: CLOSED Dec. 21 – Jan. 1. (Reopen Wed. Jan. 2)

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.

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.