Columbia College Chicago


Summer is a great time to get creative! In addition to our usual assortment of classes, our intensive programs are a fun way to experience the arts this summer. From the three-week Summer at Columbia for teens to the Summer Arts and Media Camp and our Suzuki Summer String Camp, there's something for all young creatives!


Summer at Columbia

Ages 15-18

July 9-27, 2018

Columbia College Chicago’s acclaimed Summer at Columbia program provides high school students with college credit and an introduction to campus life, while encouraging them to explore their creativity and talent in areas such as Filmmaking, Entrepreneurship for Creatives, Investigative Journalism and Podcasting, Making Games, Trendspotting, Hip-Hop Movement and Culture, and more.

For complete information about our 2018 Summer at Columbia program, please visit the Summer at Columbia portion of our website by clicking below:

2018 Summer at Columbia Program


Summer Arts and Media Camp

Ages 6-11

The Summer Arts and Media Camp at Columbia College Chicago is a unique and urban camp program for young creatives. Featuring small class sizes and multiple opportunities for collaboration, the camp invites exploration in the fine, performing and media arts.

Campers will have access to Columbia's state-of-the-art equipment in our campus classrooms, theaters, galleries and workshop spaces as they learn from a diverse variety of experienced teachers and counselors in a safe and exciting urban campus environment, located in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago. 

Session 1: June 25 - July 20, 2018

Session 2: July 23 - August 17, 2018

For complete information about our Summer Arts & Media Camp, please visit our Summer Camp website here:

Summer Arts & Media Camp Website



Summer Intensives

Ages 12 - 18

June 25 - August 17, 2018

New for 2018, our Summer Arts and Media Camp Intensives are week-long, non-credit options for students age 12 through 18, offering a deep-dive experience exploring genres and methods within a specific discipline. Classes in this full-day program will be hands-on, collaborative, and at a more rigorous pace in order for students to develop a deeper understanding of the topics, while also producing their own pieces throughout the week. Intensives are open to students of all experience levels - from those who are completely new to a subject area, up to and including those who are hoping to refine their already existing talents. 

Please visit the Summer Arts and Media Camp website for more information.

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Suzuki Summer String Camp

Ages 4 - 12

July 9 - 13, 2018

The Suzuki Summer String Camp, now in its eighth year, is proud to offer fun and innovative classes that will keep your child motivated and engaged in summer study. Our course offerings for violin, viola and cello are built around the Suzuki method, and will give your child the opportunity to broaden and deepen their musical knowledge. Students must have at least 6 months of previous study on their instrument. 

For complete information about our 2018 Summer Suzuki String Camp, please visit our webpage here:

2018 Summer Suzuki String Camp

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