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

An electric fragility surrounds Dark Dreams, a solo show by Yuri Yuan ’21, at Alexander Berggruen gallery on the Upper East Side.

From September 30  to November 27, 2022, fifty-one days in all, the Okayama Art Summit will ask the public to wonder: do we dream under the same sk

Alumni Daphne Palasi Andreades ’19 and Jessamine Chan ’12 are both recognized on the shortlist for the 2022 First Novel Prize from the Center for F

For the first of two thesis productions featuring Columbia MFA actors presented at Lenfest this fall, the company of

Several films from Columbia students and alumni will head to the 30th annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF).

Three films worked on by Columbia filmmakers have been selected to screen at the 60th New York Film Festival, which began on September 30 and will

Directing studentChaesong Kim will perform in Lazarus 1972-2022 with Ping Chong and Company at La MaMa from September 29

Recent alumna Maria Teresa Fidalgo '21 was selected for the Berlin-based Takt residency, which will run from January to March 2023.

Film Student Erin Ramirez’s project Love, as an Illusion was awarded the Sundance Institute's first ever Latine Fellowship.

Alumna Aisha Porter-Christie '13will adapt Margaret Peterson Haddix’s young adult novel, Running Out of Time, for NBCU s

Alumna Cherien Dabis '04is stepping in front of the camera to star in Mo, the new comedy series from Netflix.