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Office of Student Affairs

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A Welcome Message from Laila Maher

Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs

 

The Office of Student Affairs provides a wide range of services. In addition to guiding new students through the process of transitioning to the School of the Arts, we plan the School-wide orientation, graduation ceremony, and many events and panels in between. We assist students with registration, billing, and co-curricular requirements and activities. We support student groups and manage student events and activities, and we help students navigate many of the central offices across the University, including Health Services (which houses the Office of Disability Services, Insurance, Immunization, and Counseling and Psychological Services), Career Services, Housing, Public Safety, University Life, the International Students and Scholars Office, and the Registrars Office. Our office also helps to uphold many of the School and University-wide policies and we manage the School’s disciplinary procedures.

 

The Artists’ Resource Center (ARC), also part of our Office, is a portal containing specially curated funding opportunities and career resources for students and alumni at the Columbia University School of the Arts. Available exclusively to School of the Arts students and alumni, the ARC is host to a database of more than 1,100 grants, scholarships, residencies, and other funding opportunities for artists. The ARC also contains resources for professional artists, from financial and legal services to grantwriting tips and information about joining guilds and unions.

 

After graduation, the Office of Alumni Affairs provides more than 7000 alumni artists, creators, and leaders with meaningful opportunities to stay connected with the School of the Arts, the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), and one another through alumni programming, benefits, a monthly newsletter, and collaborations with CAA Arts Access.


We are also the best place to go when you’re not sure what to do or whom to ask your question. Ultimately, the most important thing we do is support and advocate for our students during their time at the School and into their lives as alumni.

Student News

Film

Film Alumnus Ryan Craver '20 and Student Rachel Ward Awarded 2021 Sloan Science Fellowships

Film Alumnus Ryan Craver '20 and Student Rachel Ward Awarded 2021 Sloan Science Fellowships

August 25, 2021

As part of the fellowship, Craver and Ward will receive support that will assist them in the development of their narrative feature screenplays.

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Writing

Writing Students Ye Odelia Lu and Lin King Contribute to 'Queer Time: A Special Notebook of Taiwanese Tongzhi Literature'

Writing Students Ye Odelia Lu and Lin King Contribute to 'Queer Time: A Special Notebook of Taiwanese Tongzhi Literature'

July 21, 2021

The notebook—published as part of Asian American Writers' Workshop's online magazine, The Margins—is a part of their Transpacific Literary Project, which "holds a space for writing and translation from East and Southeast Asia."

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Visual Arts

School of the Arts Co-Launches Online Platform MFA Index, Showcasing Student Work

School of the Arts Co-Launches Online Platform MFA Index, Showcasing Student Work

July 13, 2021

The MFA Index is an online space that boasts several functions—as a virtual gallery of visual art, a directory of MFA students, graduates and their work, and "a rich resource for prospective and current students, alumni, artists, teachers, and/or anyone with an interest in art practices and pedagogy

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Theatre

Playwrighting Student Alaudin Ullah's 'Dishwasher Dreams' Featured at Hartford Stage

Playwrighting Student Alaudin Ullah's 'Dishwasher Dreams' Featured at Hartford Stage

July 7, 2021

In Dishwasher Dreams, Alaudin, a stand-up comedian whose family hails from Bangladesh, is in LA on the verge of success when a family crisis forces him back to New York.

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Sound Arts
Sound Art Students Collaborate in ‘Sensory Meridian’ Exhibit by Mentor Michael Joo
Sound Art Students Collaborate in ‘Sensory Meridian’ Exhibit by Mentor Michael Joo February 1, 2021

Sounds Art students Yixuan Shao and Avishag Cohen Rodrigues collaborate on Visual Arts Mentor Michael Joo’s Sensory Meridian in Chicago, Illinois. 

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