Student & Alumni Affairs

Student & Alumni 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 & Alumni News

The 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards took place over the weekend, with the Columbia filmmakers behind Joyland and The Cathedral

For this interview, we sat down with Visual Arts professor and alumna Yasi Alipour ’18 to talk about the hand’s gestures in art-making, how Naghsh-

The 21st edition of the Berlinale Talents just wrapped up and Columbia alumna Apoorva Charan ’18 was one of theparticipa

The sixth and latest edition of Alternative Scriptwriting: Contemporary Storytelling for the Screen (Routledge, 2023) features contributio

Mourning Rituals (21:47, digital video, 2022), a media arts installation by Visual Arts Alumni A young Yu ’19 is on view at the Cantor Art

Second-year Nonfiction student Wally Suphap has been awarded this year’s Open City Fellowship from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Directing alumna Rachel Chavkin ’08 is set to direct the upcoming Broadway production of Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play, with D

In this series, we catch up with Columbia filmmakers who have recently graduated to chat about their time in the Film Program, what they’re doing n

Acting alumna Anya Banerjee ’20 stars in the tenth and final season of The Blacklist, which premiered on Sunday, February 26, 2023. 

Adjunct AssistantProfessorYasi Alipour ’18 and Visual Arts alumnus Cy Morgan ’16 have been awarded biennial gra

The 29th Screen Actors Guild Awards took place on Sunday, February 26th, and Actress Jean Smart, one of the leading ladies of Hacks, took

The Emperor of Ocean Park, a brand new scripted series written by Film alumnus Sherman Payne 10 and co-