Fueling Confident & Inspired Students 

Unleash your individual expression and maximize your creative potential with our Arts & Humanities majors. Our instructors are passionate about molding students into leaders and advocates. Our graduates go on to become teachers, non-profit leaders, graduate students, and specialized professionals in fields like dance therapy.

We're an inclusive community of learners who support artistic rigor and individuality. True to our social justice roots at Columbia College, we honor where you come from – classical or non-traditional – and we don't require auditions for our majors.

We also offer generous scholarships of up to $4,000 to eligible incoming and transfer students. Learn about specific scholarship opportunities on our degree pages.

Attend an Arts Event


September 11

Goodall Gallery September Exhibition: GLIMMER

September 11, 2023 - October 29, 2023

Goodall Gallery invites all to attend the opening reception of this year's debut exhibition, "GLIMMER," for refreshments and artist talks, Thursday, September 21st from, 6-8 PM. This show features the painted works of two, local artists. Ellie Rose's
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Gratitude from Graduates

I chose Columbia College because of the Dance major. After expressing interest in a career in dance, my parents and high school dance teacher highly recommended the degree at Columbia College, stressing the importance for well-trained teachers in the arts and across SC.

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Meet the Dean

Dr. David McCracken

Dr. David McCracken's teaching interests are first-year writing, literary criticism, American literature, and contemporary fiction. His research expertise includes the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Raymond Carver, and Chuck Palahniuk in addition to the literary areas of American dirty realism and American working-class literature.