Majors for Creatives
Interested in art and design school? Find out why CCAD is the school to get your art and design career launched. MFA Admissions pieces: Utilizing a structure rare in the United States, this exciting program draws its inspiration from the way artists actually work. The project-based, multidisciplinary program is designed to develop not just candidates’ artistic skills, but also their skills in planning, communications, and leadership.
Columbus College of Art & Design Link your passion to your future, here OLIVIA JAMES ’14 PHOTOGRAPHY MAJOR Derick Whitson ’14 PHOTOGRAPHY / FINE ARTS MAJOR Linking your passion to your future starts with knowing yourself. And that means knowing what makes you different. But let’s face it. For lots of us, it’s hard to know. And plenty of people will share their opinions along the way, which can just add to the confusion, even if it’s meant to be helpful. So we’ve put together a guide for you. We’re not going to talk about what you should do or who you should be. Instead, we’re inviting you to explore some profiles that might match who you already are. We’re here to help you find your own answers. DAN MAYNARD ’13 ILLUSTRATION MAJOR 3 If you’ve ever collected story or movie characters If you remember what you see more than what you hear If you just love to watch how things move Then you might want to major in Animation. And when you graduate, you might become an: Architectural Visualization Producer Animator for Commercials Augmented Reality Designer Character Animator for Feature Films Effects House Animator Game Designer (online, console, and mobile) Guerrilla Marketer Live Theater Effects Designer Projection Map Creator Rapid Prototyping Producer Television Animator (adult series, children’s television, commercials) CHELSEA CASTILLO ’13 ANIMATION MAJOR 4 If movies are your favorite thing If your friends love to listen to your stories If you were on Vimeo from the get-go Then you might want to major in Cinematic Arts. And when you graduate, you might become a: Cinematographer Director Editor Motion Graphics Designer Production Designer Screenwriter Sound Designer Storyboard Artist Technical Artist Videographer Visual Effects Artist Laurel POWERS â€™14 CINEMATIC ARTS MAJOR 5 If you’re in love with the big idea If you can’t get over the power of a great graphic If you have visions of changing the world Then you might want to major in Advertising & Graphic Design. And when you graduate, you might become an: Art Director Brand Manager Copywriter Creative Director Design Consultant Digital Designer Environmental Designer Graphic Designer Interactive Media Director Marketing Strategist Media Planner Production Designer Public Relations Specialist Retail Brand Manager Social Media Manager Web Designer/Developer Walker Crane ’13 Advertising & Graphic Design Major 6 If you’re into figuring out how things work If you like to take stuff apart If “problem-solving” is your middle name Then you might want to major in Industrial Design. And when you graduate, you might become a: Commercial Equipment Designer Consumer Electronics Designer Furniture Designer Garment Designer Housewares Designer Industrial Tool Designer Interaction Designer Medical Device Designer Personal Products Designer Retail Display Designer Shoe Designer Sports Equipment Designer Toy Designer Trade Exhibit Designer User Experience Designer User Interface Designer Vehicle Designer Cody McClung ’14 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN MAJOR 7 If you’ve ever patched a pair of jeans If the way you dress tells the world who you are If you keep one eye on Tokyo and the other on New York Then you might want to major in Fashion Design. And when you graduate, you might become a: Boutique Owner Buyer Costume Designer Fashion Designer (women’s, men’s, children’s) Fashion Forecaster Fiber/Textile Designer Merchandiser Patternmaker Public Relations Professional Stylist Technical Designer katHARINE E. hire ’13 fashion design MAJOR 8 If you pore over architectural magazines If you have a talent for arranging and combining things beautifully If a great room makes you happy Then you might want to major in Interior Design. And when you graduate, you might become an: Educational Designer Electronic Visualization Designer Health Care and Assisted Living Designer Hospitality Designer Lab Designer Office Designer Project Manager Retail Designer Space Planner Staging Specialist Textile Designer Phuong Nguyen â€™13 INTERIOR DESIGN MAJOR 9 If you can’t help experimenting If you’re passionate about expressing yourself, no matter what society says If you love to lose yourself in art museums Then you might want to major in Fine Arts. And when you graduate, you might become an: Art Administrator Art Educator College Professor Critic Curator Exhibition Designer Festival Artist Gallery Director Jewelry Designer Preparator Public Art Sculptor Studio Artist Derick WHITSON ’14 PHOTOGRAPHY / FINE ARTS MAJOR 10 If sketching helps you tell a story If youâ€™re fascinated by people and emotions If you love moving from one theme to another Then you might want to major in Illustration. And when you graduate, you might become an: Advertising Designer Apparel Designer Book Illustrator Character and Asset Designer for Web and Mobile Film Effects Creator Fine Artist Greeting Card Designer Editorial Illustrator Newspaper Graphic Artist Poster Artist Product and Toy Designer Video Game Designer Wes Talbot â€™13 ILLUSTRATION MAJOR 11 If you are all over Instagram If your friends always want your photos instead of theirs If you use your phone more as a camera than anything Then you might want to major in Photography. And when you graduate, you might become an: Architectural Photographer Corporate and Public Relations Photographer Curator Editorial Illustration Photographer Fine Artist Image Processor Internet/Interactive Producer Photo Editor Photography Teacher Portrait Photographer Product and Food Photographer Retoucher ALLISON EZZO â€™16 PHOTOGRAPHY MAJOR Search #ccad to get to know us. 12 More than ENROLLMENT More than 1,300 students from 35 countries and 40 U.S. states $16.5 MILLION in scholarships offered More than 190 faculty 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio Average class size: 14 5 OSCAR NOMINATIONS (and one win!) EARNED BY ALUMNI IN 2013 of your classes are Liberal Arts, designed to complement your major THE FASHION DESIGN PROGRAM ranks TOP 10 In the U.S. AN ANNUAL AVERAGE OF $100,000 top 20 in the world EARNED BY student artists at CCAD Art Fairs John Urbano ’96 won CCAD was Named the only U.S. Center of Excellence for Toon Boom animation software 2 MTV VMAs for his work on One Direction’s 2012 hit “What Makes You Beautiful” 13 Consider your options at CCAD Want to know what itâ€™s like to attend one of the top art and design schools in the country? The best way to find out is to experience CCAD for yourself. Here are three ways you can connect now and get clear about where you belong. TAKE IT FURTHER So youâ€™ve explored our majors, and you want to learn more. Check out the latest student work and look at programs of study on our website. Then connect with our students or schedule a visit and see our departments for yourself. Explore the majors www.ccad.edu/programs-of-study Connect with current CCAD students @CCADedu facebook.com/CCADAdmissions youtube.com/CCADedu @CCADedu Schedule a visit anytime www.ccad.edu/visit 14 Build Your Portfolio TRY A SUMMER CLASS Keep doing what you love—and start thinking about how you’ll package it into your best portfolio. Our admissions counselors can help. They connect with students all over the world to answer questions and share helpful feedback. Apply for College PreView Try out our three-week summer residential program that earns you real college credit. And get clear about whether an art and design school tops other programs when it comes to your college experience and your future. Start with our creative portfolio development page—which includes advice on how to start documenting your work Scholarships are available www.ccad.edu/ce/cp www.ccad.edu/admissions/portfolio Then look for us at an event www.ccad.edu/admissions-events And connect with a counselor www.ccad.edu/future-students-parents/ admissions/meet-our-admissions-team 15 (Here youâ€™ll find both.) Admissions 60 Cleveland Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43215 DEGREES OFFERED MAJORS MINORS Bachelor of Fine Arts Advertising & Graphic Design Advertising & Graphic Design Animation Animation Cinematic Arts Art History Fashion Design Art Therapy Fine Arts Business Illustration Cinematic Arts Industrial Design Copywriting Interior Design Creative Writing Photography Design History Master of Fine Arts www.ccad.edu/admissions firstname.lastname@example.org Fashion Design Fine Arts Illustration Industrial Design Interior Design Literature Photography @CCADedu facebook.com/CCADAdmissions youtube.com/CCADedu @CCADedu The mission of Columbus College of Art & Design: To think. To do. To reflect. To unleash your power to shape culture and commerce. CCAD is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). CCAD is affiliated with many academic organizations, including the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs, and the New Media Consortium, which has designated the college a New Media Center. CCAD complies with all local, state, and federal laws concerning civil rights. Educational programs, admissions, housing, and employment practices are free of any discrimination based on race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or age.