Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Another stellar Salon

by Justin Botz

The Interarts salons are always a great time to show work and see what other faculty and students are up too. With Presentations from three students and three faculty, our April …

Another stellar Salon

The Interarts salons are always a great time to show work and see what other faculty and students are up too. With Presentations from three students and three faculty, our April …

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

It’s Just Thesis

by Katie Sponseller

“Every director has at least ten bad films in them.” The Associate Chair of our department, Joe Steiff, loves to share this Robert Rodriguez quote in classes.  If you’re already …

It’s Just Thesis

“Every director has at least ten bad films in them.” The Associate Chair of our department, Joe Steiff, loves to share this Robert Rodriguez quote in classes.  If you’re already …

Cinema Art + Science - Creative Producing MFA Katie Sponseller, katie.sponseller@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Hey Ho, Let’s Go!

by Dustin Seelinger

I’m furiously trying to get my thesis project wrapped up and I have BIG news. My main project is focused on storytelling. I’m collecting stories from punk parents about parenthood. …

Hey Ho, Let’s Go!

I’m furiously trying to get my thesis project wrapped up and I have BIG news. My main project is focused on storytelling. I’m collecting stories from punk parents about parenthood. …

Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts MFA Dustin Seelinger, dustin.seelinger@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Thesis clock countodown

by Parker Stockman

Congratulations to all who have been accepted into Columbia College Chicago’s Creative Writing – Fiction, MFA program! It’s a very competitive process, and know that many factors are taken into …

Thesis clock countodown

Congratulations to all who have been accepted into Columbia College Chicago’s Creative Writing – Fiction, MFA program! It’s a very competitive process, and know that many factors are taken into …

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

Update from thesis land…

by Dustin Seelinger

Thesis! It’s barreling ever closer! I just ordered my conversation stickers, which feels great to have those done. The pages for my Chicago punk scene coloring book are done, I …

Update from thesis land…

Thesis! It’s barreling ever closer! I just ordered my conversation stickers, which feels great to have those done. The pages for my Chicago punk scene coloring book are done, I …

Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts MFA Dustin Seelinger, dustin.seelinger@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Soon-Soon Monsoon

by Justin Grogan

I was recently speaking with my thesis advisor, Michael Robins, when he mentioned that it is common for manuscripts to end where the next book picks up. I hadn’t really …

Soon-Soon Monsoon

I was recently speaking with my thesis advisor, Michael Robins, when he mentioned that it is common for manuscripts to end where the next book picks up. I hadn’t really …

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

The Thesis Haze

by Parker Stockman

I’ve been in a thesis haze recently. Okay, so I started a new job. It’s awesome—I love it. It’s 40 hours a week, it is putting my writing skills to …

The Thesis Haze

I’ve been in a thesis haze recently. Okay, so I started a new job. It’s awesome—I love it. It’s 40 hours a week, it is putting my writing skills to …

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

T[hesis]-Minus 2.5 Months…

by Dustin Seelinger

My experience with thesis has been pretty rough so far. The schedule has been hectic, I’m tired, I have tons left to do, and it seems like the install for …

T[hesis]-Minus 2.5 Months…

My experience with thesis has been pretty rough so far. The schedule has been hectic, I’m tired, I have tons left to do, and it seems like the install for …

Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts MFA Dustin Seelinger, dustin.seelinger@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

How was India: Part One

by Katie Sponseller

Last Tuesday night I arrived back to the great state of Illinois after traveling for over thirty hours from across the globe. I was jet lagged and exhausted—I still am. …

How was India: Part One

Last Tuesday night I arrived back to the great state of Illinois after traveling for over thirty hours from across the globe. I was jet lagged and exhausted—I still am. …

Cinema Art + Science - Creative Producing MFA Katie Sponseller, katie.sponseller@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

What does a thesis meeting look like?

by Parker Stockman

If you’re wondering what a thesis meeting looks like, here’s a bit of the process. 1) You go to your zen place and you write. I like to write in …

What does a thesis meeting look like?

If you’re wondering what a thesis meeting looks like, here’s a bit of the process. 1) You go to your zen place and you write. I like to write in …

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