Columbia College Chicago Online

Introduction

BE THE CREATOR AND THE PROFESSIONAL

You’re a creative entrepreneur at heart, no matter what you do for a living. Producing, writing, performing and pursuing, you view the world through a creative lens. And creativity is at the heart of what we do.

At Columbia College Chicago Online, you will learn how to be the creator and the professional. We help you close the gap between being a creative and succeeding as a creative. We empower you to tap into your artistic energy and make something with it. The foundational skills you will learn are transferable to any career you pursue. Use them to promote yourself, perfect your craft and simply do what you love.

ABOUT COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO ONLINE

The mission of Columbia College Chicago Online is to deliver new engaging curriculum to lifelong learners anywhere in the world. We are committed to providing high-quality educational experiences to develop the necessary skills to launch or grow a sustainable career in today’s demanding marketplace.

Our accredited courses are developed by award-winning faculty and industry experts along with talented instructional designers focused on the student experience. Similar to our campus experience, you’ll join the next generation of artists and innovators at a recognized creative powerhouse with the flexibility to complete coursework around your schedule.

  • Interact face-to-face with faculty who are well-known and active in their industries.
  • Experience the classroom online through interactive learning environment.
  • Pay one of the most competitive tuition rates among private arts and media colleges.
  • Take as many classes as you want or need.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

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Course

American Sign Language 101

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

American Sign Language (ASL) is the native language of deaf people in the U.S. and Canada. In this introductory ASL course, you’ll build your conversational skills to better communicate with the deaf individuals you encounter throughout your personal and professional life. [+]

FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE Overview

American Sign Language (ASL) is the native language of Deaf people in the U.S. and Canada. In this introductory ASL course, you’ll build your conversational skills to better communicate with the Deaf individuals you encounter throughout your personal and professional life. Learn a vital skill that will open doors to a career as an ASL interpreter and help you advocate for the Deaf community.

Interact with an internationally known Deaf instructor with extensive experience teaching ASL in the arts community. Gain exposure to the cultural and societal norms of the Deaf community. Explore a blend of practical interpreter training and opportunities for creative application. Develop your ASL skills online and on your schedule. Enhance your resume and career. ... [-]

App Design with Swift Programming

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

Build your own mobile apps and launch your coding career by learning Swift, a powerful and intuitive programming language. During this course, you will learn the process of development and how apps are created from concept to prototype to final product. [+]

APP DESIGN WITH SWIFT PROGRAMMING Overview

Build your own mobile apps and launch your coding career by learning Swift, a powerful and intuitive programming language. During this course, you will learn the process of development and how apps are created from concept to prototype to final product. You will discover new creative possibilities and future business opportunities while you create custom apps for business and personal use.

Learn iOS app development from an industry insider who has collaborated with small businesses and corporations for 17 years. See how apps are conceptualized, designed, animated and coded into a fully functioning prototype. Learn art direction in conjunction with development and how to balance creative and technical decisions. Learn how to implement menus, animated graphics, create sound designs and make use of the iPhone interface to manipulate media with user input. ... [-]

Creative Coding and Design with Arduino

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

Design expressive and functional products through creative coding. In today’s world, creative coding is used as a medium while designing. Open source platforms like the Arduino offer an affordable way to add sound, light, movement, and interactivity to your projects. [+]

CREATIVE CODING AND DESIGN WITH ARDUINO Overview

Design expressive and functional products through creative coding. In today’s world, creative coding is used as a medium while designing. Open source platforms like the Arduino offer an affordable way to add sound, light, movement, and interactivity to your projects. This course will teach you electrical theory and essential coding concepts needed to create responsive devices.

Create live visuals and designs, art installations, projections, sound art, advertising and product prototypes with the Arduino. Develop simple electrical circuits while controlling their behavior through computer code. Collaborate with other students and professionals while creating a self-directed project that synthesizes what you learned. ... [-]

Creative Storytelling Featuring Ray Bradbury

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

Get an in-depth look into the life and work of one of our greatest imaginative writers, Ray Bradbury. Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451, was one of the 20th century’s most prolific, visionary and celebrated authors. [+]

CREATIVE STORYTELLING FEATURING RAY BRADBURY Overview

Get an in-depth look into the life and work of one of our greatest imaginative writers, Ray Bradbury. Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451, was one of the 20th century’s most prolific, visionary and celebrated authors. Published in more than 40 languages, he indelibly altered the field of “fantasy” literature through the originality of his ideas and the artistry of his prose. This course explores creative writing perspectives and strategies with the life and work of Ray Bradbury serving as inspiration and foundation.

Learn about Ray Bradbury, directly from Sam Weller, literary master, and authorized biographer. Study Bradbury’s remarkable and prodigious creative process—on your own schedule. Deepen your creative writing skills through interactive assignments and writing projects geared to enhance your creativity. ... [-]

Developing Augmented and Virtual Reality Apps

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

The augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Augmented and virtual reality technologies are rapidly moving from gaming to serious business. Once the province of game developers, industry-professionals are recognizing the revolutionary potential of AR and VR. [+]

DEVELOPING AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY APPS Overview

The augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. Augmented and virtual reality technologies are rapidly moving from gaming to serious business. Once the province of game developers, industry-professionals are recognizing the revolutionary potential of AR and VR. Startups are working to apply AR and VR to everything from marketing and advertising to medicine and healthcare—and even space exploration and military training. VR, which projects the user into a fully constructed reality, has proven valuable for tasks such as training simulations and real estate tours. AR is being used more and more in devices such as head-mounted displays (HMDs), laptops, smartphones, and tablets, and allows more user freedom while requiring less equipment.... [-]


Evolution of Chicago: An Immigrant City

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

Understand the amazing evolution of one of America's largest and most historically significant cities. From the first contact between indigenous peoples and the French in the 17th century to the late 20th-century election of the second Mayor Daley, this course focuses on Chicago’s social, economic and cultural development. [+]

EVOLUTION OF CHICAGO: AN IMMIGRANT CITY Overview

Understand the amazing evolution of one of America's largest and most historically significant cities. From the first contact between indigenous peoples and the French in the 17th century to the late 20th-century election of the second Mayor Daley, this course focuses on Chicago’s social, economic and cultural development. Examine political organizations, ethnic diversity, racial divides, and the expansion of the economy as well as the impact of de-industrialization and technological innovation in order to better understand Chicago's place in the urban world.

Explore major historical themes while developing an understanding of society and change in Chicago. Preserve the stories and identity of future and past Chicagoans while collaborating with other creative and business professionals. Learn what historic milestones have shaped Chicago into the city we know it as today—all on your own schedule. Renowned Chicagoan Historian, Dominic Pacyga will give you an immersive multi-media look into the unique neighborhoods of Chicago. ... [-]

Introduction to Creative Writing

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

There’s a story inside you waiting to be told, and in this introductory creative writing course, you’ll nurture the skills to express your story and find a receptive audience. By exploring multiple genres and forms of writing, you’ll cultivate your personal writing style while receiving constructive feedback from fellow writers, including a published, award-winning author and public speaker. [+]

INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING Overview

There’s a story inside you waiting to be told, and in this introductory creative writing course, you’ll nurture the skills to express your story and find a receptive audience. By exploring multiple genres and forms of writing, you’ll cultivate your personal writing style while receiving constructive feedback from fellow writers, including a published, award-winning author and public speaker.

Become proficient in the foundations of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry and carve out your niche. Get publishing advice from faculty who have created, promoted and profited from their work. Provide and receive individualized feedback in a relaxed online classroom setting. Expand your writing skills on your schedule and learn how to translate them into career opportunities. ... [-]

Introduction to Game Development

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

You love video games, and you’ve set your sights on becoming a video game developer. But what do game developers really do? This introductory game development course answers that question by exploring not only the roles in game production and the tools needed to bring your concepts to life but also the skills you need to market your game ideas. Pave the way for your passion to become a profitable pursuit. [+]

INTRODUCTION TO GAME DEVELOPMENT Overview

You love video games, and you’ve set your sights on becoming a video game developer. But what do game developers really do? This introductory game development course answers that question by exploring not only the roles in game production and the tools needed to bring your concepts to life but also the skills you need to market your game ideas. Pave the way for your passion to become a profitable pursuit.

Learn from a well-known veteran in the game design industry. Experience the cornerstones of game development: art, design, programming, and sound. Explore potential career paths and get a feel for game development – all online and on your schedule. ... [-]

Introduction to Social Media and Digital Strategies

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

Do you know how to build your personal brand or generate brand awareness in a corporate setting? In this course, you’ll learn about current social media and digital strategies for building a brand and measuring the effectiveness of your efforts across social media platforms. [+]

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIGITAL STRATEGIES Overview

Do you know how to build your personal brand or generate brand awareness in a corporate setting? In this course, you’ll learn about current social media and digital strategies for building a brand and measuring the effectiveness of your efforts across social media platforms. Explore the digital tools and techniques that will help you be more successful as a creative entrepreneur or corporate professional.

Translate your creative talents into practical strategies for engaging audiences and building brands. Learn from faculty with extensive experience utilizing digital strategies in the retail, fashion and food industries. Explore the effectiveness and application of cutting-edge and existing social media strategies and platforms. Develop the technical skills for measuring success through engagement, conversions and other methods of measurement – all on your schedule. ... [-]

Introduction to User Experience Design

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

Understand how to develop a successful, customized design experience by understanding user-centered interactions. During this course, you will be introduced to concepts in design thinking, empathy, and context that will allow you to create innovative environments. [+]

INTRODUCTION TO USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN Overview

Understand how to develop a successful, customized design experience by understanding user-centered interactions. During this course, you will be introduced to concepts in design thinking, empathy, and context that will allow you to create innovative environments. A toolkit of processes, documentation, and products will be explored to allow you to effectively advocate for users and justify your work. This course will provide you with the foundation to develop an engaging user experience immediately applicable to your own business or career.

Collaborate with students across multiple industries to gain a diverse perspective of different user experiences. Create an overall digital experience while developing a prototype—on your own schedule. Learn from active industry experts with experience in interaction design. ... [-]

Nonprofit Arts Management

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

Explore the diverse landscape of the nonprofit industry to prepare for a variety of careers within this growing space. Although it important to understand public and private business practices while working in the nonprofit sector, it is also key to be skilled in the areas of fundraising, grant writing, board governance, volunteer management and regulatory impacts. [+]

NONPROFIT ARTS MANAGEMENT Overview

Explore the diverse landscape of the nonprofit industry to prepare for a variety of careers within this growing space. Although it important to understand public and private business practices while working in the nonprofit sector, it is also key to be skilled in the areas of fundraising, grant writing, board governance, volunteer management and regulatory impacts. As a passionate, service-oriented individual, you will develop the fundamentals necessary to be successful at any nonprofit organization.

Develop key skills to take your career in nonprofit management to new heights. Collaborate with other creatives on strategic ways to fundraise in today’s economy. Learn the fundamentals of nonprofit management in arts and cultural organizations directly from experienced professionals working in the field. ... [-]

Producing Augmented and Virtual Reality Experiences

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

Put yourself in the position to launch a career in the expanding field of augmented and virtual reality. In Producing for Augmented and Virtual Reality Experiences, you’ll explore the branches of VR, tracing its impact on immersive storytelling across a variety of media. Guided by live-action and animated VR pioneer Dekker Dreyer, you’ll learn the landscape, terms, and tools of immersive media. [+]

PRODUCING AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCES Overview

Put yourself in the position to launch a career in the expanding field of augmented and virtual reality. In Producing for Augmented and Virtual Reality Experiences, you’ll explore the branches of VR, tracing its impact on immersive storytelling across a variety of media. Guided by live-action and animated VR pioneer Dekker Dreyer, you’ll learn the landscape, terms, and tools of immersive media. In class projects, you’ll learn how physical space impacts narrative goals, how to use audio cues to signal audience response and how to adopt a traditional script for a VR production.

Save 10% when you enroll in 2 or more Augmented and Virtual Reality courses! Use code 10ARVR during checkout.... [-]


Self Management and Entrepreneurship

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

Being a successful creative also means being a great entrepreneur. Develop practical strategies for managing and monetizing your creativity in this introductory entrepreneurship course. You’ll learn how to navigate the professional world as a working artist and build a self-sustaining career doing what you love. [+]

SELF-MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Overview

Being a successful creative also means being a great entrepreneur. Develop practical strategies for managing and monetizing your creativity in this introductory entrepreneurship course. You’ll learn how to navigate the professional world as a working artist and build a self-sustaining career doing what you love. This course will give you the expertise you need to run a small business, work as a freelancer and thrive in your everyday life.

Develop the business mindset you need to succeed as an entrepreneur, freelancer or working artist. Collaborate with artists across industries and leverage their strategies to apply to your own discipline. Learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship in the arts, entertainment and media industries — all on your schedule. ... [-]

Sound Design and Music for Immersive Media

Online June 2019 USA USA Online

Future-proof your audio career as you immerse yourself in the totally new medium of audio. In this fast-moving field, hands-on technical experience and networking connections will help you stay ahead of the curve. After completing our Sound Design and Music for Immersive Media course, you’ll be able to take on audio work across all styles of VR projects using your new skills in recording, sound design, and post-production. [+]

SOUND DESIGN AND MUSIC FOR IMMERSIVE MEDIA Overview

Future-proof your audio career as you immerse yourself in the totally new medium of audio. In this fast-moving field, hands-on technical experience and networking connections will help you stay ahead of the curve. After completing our Sound Design and Music for Immersive Media course, you’ll be able to take on audio work across all styles of VR projects using your new skills in recording, sound design, and post-production. Course projects and discussions will explore the different types of VR; principles of spatial audio, ambisonic and binaural sound; the challenges and techniques of 360 location recording; spatial audio for game-engine driven interactive VR; and immersive sound and music.... [-]


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