December 21, 2022

Columbia College Chicago’s 2022 in Review

Look back at the best moments from the last year at Columbia.

Columbia’s Top 10 Photos of 2022

See our staff photographer’s favorite images of the year. 

5 Questions With Columbia Alum and Trustee Staci R. Collins Jackson

The road to leading publicity for Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever. 

Anchor and Reporter Paige Barnes ’21 Found Stories Worth Telling at Columbia

Alum Paige Barnes ’21 recalls how her experiences at Columbia paved the way to her current roles as morning anchor and reporter at WSBT in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. 

Columbia Holds Sixth Annual Hip-Hop Festival

The Fresh Connect festival at Columbia College Chicago celebrated the school and city’s rich hip-hop history for the sixth year. 

Make Columbia Part of Your Holiday Season: Watch Alum Movies and Shows 

Check out our list of 2022 Columbia-alum streaming projects. 


Columbia’s Rankings and Awards in 2022

Columbia College Chicago’s excellent education, engaged student body, and talented community of creatives on and off campus gained worthy recognition in 2022. Here are just some of the rankings and awards that their talent earned.

Fashion Studies Students Partner With Apparel Company to Create Adaptive Clothing

Columbia students collaborated with adaptive clothing company Joe & Bella to develop innovative apparel for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes, with the company selecting one piece to produce and sell on their website.

Columbia Students Named Finalists in NRF Foundation’s Student Challenge

Columbia students will earn scholarships and again head to New York City to meet with retail industry leaders and attend the NRF Foundation Honors event.

DeAndre James Allen-Toole '15, MFA '17 Receives ASCAP Foundation Michelle and Dean Kay Award

Noted for his eclectic style, Allen-Toole — who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia College Chicago — wrote the music for the neo-western film God’s Country.

Columbia College Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology Join Forces to Offer Students Expanded Learning Opportunities

Beginning with the Spring 2023 term, Columbia Cinema and Television Arts and Interactive Arts and Media students can participate in a for-credit exchange program with Illinois Tech, giving them opportunities to complement their media and arts education with the academic strengths of neighboring Illinois Tech.

Screenplay by Alum Michael Burgner MFA '14 Makes 2022 Black List

Black List films have earned 54 Academy Awards since 2005, including four of the last 12 Best Picture Oscars.

Communication & Media Studies Research Network Names Eric Freedman New Research Network Chair

In this new role, the dean of Columbia’s School of Media Arts will take on several responsibilities, including serving as editor of The Journal of Communication and Media Studies.

Columbia College Chicago Introduces Intimacy For Stage and Screen Certificate Program | Broadway World

Columbia College Chicago recently launched its Intimacy for Stage and Screen program, an in-depth, year-long graduate certificate program focused on coordination, choreography, and advocacy for intimacy in performance.

"Micah McCoy: Minor Prophet" Exhibition

"Minor Prophet," loosely based on the Judeo-Christian story of Job, witnesses a family faced with an existential crisis in a chillingly desperate landscape. This series blurs the line between traditional documentary and the fictional, leveraging the illusion of photographic truth to allow the individual characters in the narrative to function as surrogates in mythmaking.

Through February 1, 2023
C33 Gallery
33 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., Floor 1
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Calumet in Dub Exhibition

"Calumet in Dub" consists of an 8-channel speaker installation resulting from Norman W. Long’s research-based work delving into the ecology and soundscapes of the Southeast Side of Chicago along the Calumet and Little Calumet River area. Long has investigated how housing, labor, and environmental activism have coalesced in this location. The population demographics, ecological information, pollution statistics as well as direct field recordings from the Calumet region provide the raw data that Long utilizes to create sonic experiences.

Through February 17, 2023
Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Ave., Floor 1
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