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. Spring 2020 CCC sessions were partially held online, partially postponed to Fall 2020. CCC students who were previously enrolled in Spring 2020 CCC sections that were postponed will be notified with details in October, 2020.


Please check this website for updates regarding the upcoming CCC schedule. For additional questions, please email soa-writing-ccc@columbia.edu.

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 2020 courses. 

Classes will begin on Monday, October 26, 2020 and will run through Friday, December 11, 2020


You can download the Fall 2020 CCC Course Packet here.


Registration Periods


The priority deadline to register for Fall CCC classes is: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 11:59 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 soa-writing-ccc@columbia.edu​.




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 soa-writing-ccc@columbia.edu​.




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 soa-writing-ccc@columbia.edu​.



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 soa-writing-ccc@columbia.edu​ 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.