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

Ireland!

by Jasmine Clark

For this year’s J-Term session, I took part in a Graduate Studio Intensive in Ireland at Burren College of Art. Columbia is trying out graduate student study abroad opportunities. Eight …

Ireland!

For this year’s J-Term session, I took part in a Graduate Studio Intensive in Ireland at Burren College of Art. Columbia is trying out graduate student study abroad opportunities. Eight …

Photography MFA Jasmine Clark, jasmine.clark@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

How was my break?

by Chelsea Rowan

So how does a graduate student spend their break? It might be weird getting almost two months off of school right in the middle of all the action, but for …

How was my break?

So how does a graduate student spend their break? It might be weird getting almost two months off of school right in the middle of all the action, but for …

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

Now Featuring: Sarah Conley

by Chelsea Rowan

As part of a little project I want to do, I’ve been reaching out to some of the most promising classmates of my year to discuss their lives, inspirations, and …

Now Featuring: Sarah Conley

As part of a little project I want to do, I’ve been reaching out to some of the most promising classmates of my year to discuss their lives, inspirations, and …

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

Halfway

by Jasmine Clark

Fall Semester 2014 is over and I am at the halfway mark of my graduate program! Spring semester brings candidacy retest, new projects, written thesis, and the last semester of graduate seminar. …

Halfway

Fall Semester 2014 is over and I am at the halfway mark of my graduate program! Spring semester brings candidacy retest, new projects, written thesis, and the last semester of graduate seminar. …

Photography MFA Jasmine Clark, jasmine.clark@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Last Days of the Penultimate Semester

by Justin Grogan

I remember watching the poetry cohort before me hit the last semester of their MFA Poetry lives, and I hadn’t yet comprehended the emotions that would come. Now, in the …

Last Days of the Penultimate Semester

I remember watching the poetry cohort before me hit the last semester of their MFA Poetry lives, and I hadn’t yet comprehended the emotions that would come. Now, in the …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@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

Why filmmaking? A talk with Marie Ullrich

by Chelsea Rowan

Why do I want to be a filmmaker? That’s a hard question to answer, nearly impossible. I have millions of reasons, both personal and collective. Being a filmmaker means a …

Why filmmaking? A talk with Marie Ullrich

Why do I want to be a filmmaker? That’s a hard question to answer, nearly impossible. I have millions of reasons, both personal and collective. Being a filmmaker means a …

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

Faculty Spotlight: Dawoud Bey

by Evan Baden

Working with Dawoud Bey is a pretty amazing experience. I suppose it depends on your working method or style how much some of his advice can direct you, but like …

Faculty Spotlight: Dawoud Bey

Working with Dawoud Bey is a pretty amazing experience. I suppose it depends on your working method or style how much some of his advice can direct you, but like …

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605