Columbia College Chicago is the largest and most diverse private, four-year, non-profit, arts and media college in the nation. We offer 120 academic programs of study to nearly 12,500 students from all over the world. Columbia is a creative academic community that takes a practical approach to education in creative professions which aims at preparing our students for successful and rewarding careers in their fields of choice. We offer an unparalleled array of courses in the visual, performing, and media arts and a rigorous liberal arts and sciences core which provides our students with the essential context and inspiration needed to practice their craft, develop their voice, and launch their professional careers. Our faculty are working industry insiders who have not only "been there," but are still doing it. As a result, our programs stress the career outcomes of a higher education in the arts and media, and produce alumni who, in turn, become award-winning professionals themselves.