Marginalia, Graduate Blog

It is Really All About Who You Know

by Devon Marti

When I first started to look into Columbia College Chicago for graduate school, I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into. I applied to the school as …

It is Really All About Who You Know

When I first started to look into Columbia College Chicago for graduate school, I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into. I applied to the school as …

Journalism MA Devon Marti, devon.marti@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Directing Workshops = Mentoring

by Chelsea Rowan

Four Saturday’s of the spring semester are dedicated to Directing Workshops, which go hand in hand with my Directing for Drama course (the second installment of my directing education at …

Directing Workshops = Mentoring

Four Saturday’s of the spring semester are dedicated to Directing Workshops, which go hand in hand with my Directing for Drama course (the second installment of my directing education at …

Cinema Art + Science - Cinema Directing MFA Chelsea Rowan, chelsea.rowan@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Coffee Talk

by Justin Grogan

& by coffee talk, I mean where are you going to write those ground breaking poems? After working as a manager for over a year in a coffee house, I …

Coffee Talk

& by coffee talk, I mean where are you going to write those ground breaking poems? After working as a manager for over a year in a coffee house, I …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Moving to the Windy City was the Scariest but Best Thing I Have Ever Done

by Devon Marti

As the recently new ambassador to Columbia College Chicago’s Journalism MA program, I have noticed a common question in the emails I have received from the prospective students applying to …

Moving to the Windy City was the Scariest but Best Thing I Have Ever Done

As the recently new ambassador to Columbia College Chicago’s Journalism MA program, I have noticed a common question in the emails I have received from the prospective students applying to …

Journalism MA Devon Marti, devon.marti@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

That’s a wrap!

by Chelsea Rowan

Yesterday (Dec 11)  was the final day of classes for the Cinema Arts & Science, MFA first years. The day was marked with the screening of the Directors’ final films. …

That’s a wrap!

Yesterday (Dec 11)  was the final day of classes for the Cinema Arts & Science, MFA first years. The day was marked with the screening of the Directors’ final films. …

Cinema Art + Science - Cinema Directing MFA Chelsea Rowan, chelsea.rowan@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Surviving Winter

by Parker Stockman

  It’s winter again. Well, almost winter, but let’s just call it what it feels like. Cold, wet, soggy, snowy, icy. If you’re new to Chicago, coming from far and …

Surviving Winter

  It’s winter again. Well, almost winter, but let’s just call it what it feels like. Cold, wet, soggy, snowy, icy. If you’re new to Chicago, coming from far and …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Parker Stockman, parker.stockman@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Alumni Spotlight: Leo Selvaggio

by Justin Botz

Leo Selvaggio is a recent Graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media, MFA program and has been on a creative roll since graduating.  His project URME Surveillance has been getting …

Alumni Spotlight: Leo Selvaggio

Leo Selvaggio is a recent Graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media, MFA program and has been on a creative roll since graduating.  His project URME Surveillance has been getting …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Alumni Spotlight: J. Johari Palacio

by Jennifer Ligaya

I was honored to have had the opportunity to chat with Interdisciplinary Arts MA alum J. Johari Palacio, Perpetual Rebel, about becoming, being, and looking into the future as an …

Alumni Spotlight: J. Johari Palacio

I was honored to have had the opportunity to chat with Interdisciplinary Arts MA alum J. Johari Palacio, Perpetual Rebel, about becoming, being, and looking into the future as an …

Interdisciplinary Arts MA Jennifer Ligaya, jennifer.ligaya@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Chicago? Yes Please!

by Chelsea Rowan

I was born and raised in a small town in southern New Jersey. It is two miles wide, and everyone knows everyone. What was it like, for me, a small …

Chicago? Yes Please!

I was born and raised in a small town in southern New Jersey. It is two miles wide, and everyone knows everyone. What was it like, for me, a small …

Cinema Art + Science - Cinema Directing MFA Chelsea Rowan, chelsea.rowan@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

My Schools

by Jeni Crone

A month into the semester is a month closer to student teaching, and after some time management Tetris, I’ll get my schedule under control in a way that allows me …

My Schools

A month into the semester is a month closer to student teaching, and after some time management Tetris, I’ll get my schedule under control in a way that allows me …

Education - Visual Arts MAT Jeni Crone, jennifer.crone@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605