About US

MISSION, PURPOSE, AND STUDENT RESOURCES

 

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OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of Columbia College Chicago's Continuing and Community Education division is to serve as a gateway for anyone who wishes to be engaged in the arts and creative industries, through high-quality and accessible programs that reflect the vibrant and diverse Columbia curriculum. As the provider of community arts education to a growing number of students, we encourage and celebrate sustained engagement with the arts through group classes, Summer and holiday camps, individual music instruction, and pre-college programs for all students, regardless of age, ability, or financial means.
 

 

THE MISSION OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

Columbia College Chicago is an undergraduate and graduate institution whose principal commitment is to provide a comprehensive educational opportunity in the arts, communications, and public information within a context of enlightened liberal arts education. Columbia's intent is to educate students who will communicate creatively and shape the public's perceptions of issues and events, and who will author the culture of their times. Columbia is an urban institution whose students reflect the economic, racial, cultural, and educational diversity of contemporary America. Columbia conducts education in close relationship to a vital urban reality and serves an important civic purpose by active engagement in the life and culture of the city of Chicago.


RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS/CAREGIVERS

2018/2019 Academic Calendar

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

Registration Policies and Procedures

Click here for a complete list of registration, refund, and withdrawal policies for all Continuing and Community Education programs.

Financial Aid

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.

Schedule of Classes

Click here for a printable PDF of all classes and prices for Fall 2018.


Online Registration Center

If you are a current student, and wish to search our complete database, click here to visit Continuing and Community Education's Online Registration Center on ActiveNet.


STAFF LOGIN

Click here for the staff login to ActiveNet.