June 1, 2021

Pax Helgesen on the Road to Creating Audio for Games

Helgesen '15 has carved out a successful career in sound design. Now, he's here to pay it forward.

Students Excel When Following Passions in Columbia Core Curriculum

Students often find courses within the Columbia Core that fuel their passions. In fact, there are courses that fill up every semester as students choose how they want to fulfill their general education requirements.


Joselle Reyes | Musical Theatre Performance (BFA) '21

"Your college experience is what you make of it. Look for the projects that inspire you and see where those opportunities may lead you."

Cruel Valentine | Arts Management (MA) '21

"Say yes to yourself every single day. Bring your whole self to school — it’s your best self!"

Renee Mudgett | Photography (BA) '21, Minor in Graphic Design

"Columbia and my professors have shared a lot of ways creatives are used in industries as well as how to become involved in galleries and exhibitions. There are many options and creative opportunities to share your art!"

Alex Brinkley | Music Composition for the Screen (MFA) '21

"Attitude is the lens through which you live your life. If you don’t have the right lens, you won’t get the right shot."

Yihan Lin | Cinema and Television Directing (MFA) '21

"Learning arts may sometimes mean a disconnection from the business world to some extent, but (through the Columbia experience) I know I have the support needed for me to transfer from school to a professional career."


CTVA Associate Professor Dan Rybicky's Film to Premiere on Omeleto

Rybicky's short documentary about healthcare ACCIDENT, MD was selected to premiere this week on the YouTube channel Omeleto.


Exhibition Virtual Opening

Join the exhibition curators, friends, and DJ CQQCHIFRUIT for a virtual celebration of the MoCP’s summer exhibitions.  

Register in advance and pay what you wish to join us on Zoom. Your contribution supports our dynamic public programs and events. Contribute here:

Thursday, June 3 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

DARKROOM Virtual Benefit Auction for the Museum of Contemporary Photography

DARKROOM is the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago's (MoCP) annual benefit auction and gala, which will be taking place entirely online. This year's event, co-chaired by Joe Reinstein and Lincoln Schatz and will take place on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 5:45-8:00 p.m., central time. The benefit auction is presented by Sotheby's.

The virtual event with kick off with a pre-show DJ set entitled "Pre-Party Rare Groove 45RPM All Vinyl DJ Set" with Joe Shanahan, founder and owner of famed music venue Metro Chicago, Chicago's independent music venue. He will be spinning 45s—in honor of the museum's 45th anniversary year—remotely from The GMan Tavern in Wrigleyville.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 5:45 to 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
Tickets Available Now


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