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

To ease the transition from film school into the industry, Columbia University School of the Arts' Dean’s Council launched an initiative that c

Writing alumnus Francisco González '19 was recently awarded an O.

Alumna Sian Edwards-Beal '00 recently screened her latest feature film, HE

This year's Guggenheim Fellowship recipients include five School of the Arts Alumni a well as five alumni and faculty throughout Columbia.

Adjunct Assistant Professor and Master Printer at the Neiman Center for Print Studi

Poetry alumna Antoinette Cooper '20 and Theatre alumna C.

Alumnus Adewale Olukayode '21 is among the four emerging filmmakers selected to participate in the 

Current Fiction student Jemimah Wei and Poetry student Madeleine Cravens have been awarded coveted 

What You Are Now, a new play by al

Knopf Doubleday recently published The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka '94.

Directing alumnus Marc Atkinson Borrull ’16 will direct the Irish premiere of Nick Payne’s Constellations