Upcoming CCC instruction (specific start date, course content, teaching format: online vs. in-person) will be determined in accordance with University policy and held under proper social-distancing guidelines in response to COVID-19. 


Please check this website for updates regarding the upcoming CCC schedule. For additional questions, please email [email protected].

CA/T Community Classes

The Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program offers free non-credit writing courses to all current Columbia and Barnard students, staff, affiliates and all School of the Arts alumni. These courses are taught by current MFA Writing students in the graduate Writing Program, and are aimed at exploring the genres of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry while offering critical feedback on student work.




The CA/T Community Classes Program is pleased to offer our Spring 2021 courses.


Classes will begin on Monday, March 8, 2021 and will run through Friday, April 16, 2021


You can download the Spring 2021 CCC Course Packet here.




Registration Periods: The priority deadline to register for Fall CCC classes is Friday, February 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm.


How to Register: Submit your course preferences online


Late Registration: If you are interested in signing up for a class, but have missed the priority deadline, send an email directly to [email protected]​.




If you have a question about a specific class, you may email the instructor directly. All and any other questions may be directed to the CCC program coordinator at [email protected].


How many classes can I take a semester?

Students are allowed up to 2 classes a semester. Please contact the CCC program coordinator for additional questions or requests at [email protected]​.


What if I’m a non-School of the Arts alumni?

CCC is offered to all current Columbia and Barnard students, staff, faculty and School of the Arts alumni. If you are not an alumni of Columbia University School of the Arts, please email [email protected]​ for potential enrollment. Priority is given to School of the Arts alumni and current University affiliates.


When will I find out which class I’ve been assigned?

The CCC program coordinator will reach out via email the week before classes begin.


How can I reach my specific CCC instructor?

Columbia University affiliates are able to access their instructor through the LionMail system.


When will the upcoming fall and/or spring CCC information become available?

Spring 2021 information will become available in March, 2021.