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Friday, May 10

2019 MFA in Photography Exhibition

Columbia College Chicago's 2019 MFA in Photography Thesis Exhibition features works from seven candidates in the two-year program. This showcase, which...

Art and Art History MFA Thesis Exhibition

The 2019 Art and Art History MFA Thesis Exhibition features the works of MFA candidates in Columbia’s Interdisciplinary Arts and Media and Interdisciplinary...

Design Department Manifest 2019 Showcase

A celebration of graduating Design Department majors (Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Architecture, Advertising Art Direction). Portfolio level work,...

Manifest—SDI Holiday Bazaar

The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI's) contribution to Manifest will be a market with a spotlight on POC and queer artists.

Student Athletic Association Rebrand Reveal

Join the Student Athletic Association (SAA) and the student body by voting for your new SAA Brand! The winning brand will be announced at Manifest and the...

Student Diversity and Inclusion Art Market

Join the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion for an art market! Meet and support local artisans and enjoy refreshments with live music!

Dance and Laptop Ensemble Performance

A collaboration between the dancers from Paige Cunningham's Intermediate Contemporary Dance Class and Audio Arts and Acoustics' Laptop Ensemble to create a...

Documenting Truth in an Era of “Fake News”

Senior photojournalism students present photographs and film trailers that showcase their reporting and visual talents in documenting truth at a time when...

Fashion Studies Manifest Exhibition

Join us at Manifest 2019 and celebrate the graduating Fashion Studies students in their stunning fashion exhibition that showcases their final works.

Capstone Forum: A Manifest Showcase by Cultural Studies Students

This forum showcases the culminating capstone projects completed by students graduating from the Cultural Studies Program, which has been ranked as one of...

Fashion Manifest

Manifest 2019 celebrates the graduating Fashion Studies students in their stunning fashion exhibition that showcases their final works. Dark Day: May 9

Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Presenting works by eight artists working in a variety of media, the Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition represents students’ completion of their Bachelor of Fine...

Interactive Arts and Media Showcase 2019

Come visit the Interactive Arts and Media (IAM) department to explore IAM, Game, and Animation student capstones, our green screen photo booth, a virtual...

Manifest for Prospective Students

Chat with us during Manifest! The Admissions office will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m., with Counselors on hand to answer questions...

Amplifying Action in Action Film Shoots

Students will be filming four short films on campus with a range of stunts, from sword fights to fist fights. Come hang out with us on set to see how action...

Amplify: Curious Body EX-Cinema Installations

Cinema and Television Arts' Experimental Film Society curates a show of media installations and found footage living rooms that showcase and extend the...

Exposure Cafe: Photography Portfolio Walkthrough

Portfolio Review for Visual Content Creators is a morning dedicated to the work of senior photography students, including December 2018 and May 2019 Columbia...

ShopColumbia: Amplifying Columbia's Talent

ShopColumbia serves the Columbia College Chicago community by fostering the representation and sale of professional work and talent from multiple creative...

Amplify: Curious Eye EX-Cinema Screening 1

Cinema and Television Arts' Experimental Film Society curates and screens "Found Footage and Super Cuts" by graduating CTVA students. Watch how films...

Advanced Practicum Premiere Amplified

Talent and time are a huge part of what it takes to create the short films featured in this screening that highlights the 2018 Fall Practicum films and a...

Big Moments in AD, PR, and Social Media

Graduating students share the highlights of their 2018-2019 adventure, filled with client work from the AD Agency/PR Campaigns 1871 client partnership, and...

FrameWork Amplifies the Industry

Video cover letters featuring graduating students in Cinema and Television Arts entering the industry. These short pieces show off film and media makers'...

 Hack Your T-Shirt @ the Library

Deconstruct a vintage Columbia t-shirt by adding your own personal flair. The Library will provide tools and decorative supplies to let your creative vibe flow!

Amplify: Curious Eye EX-Cinema Screening 2

Cinema and Television Arts' Experimental Film Society curates and screens "Performance Collaborations and Bric-a-Brac" by graduating CTVA students. Watch how...

Frequency TV's Manifest Live Stream

Can't make it to Manifest? Watch it on your computer or mobile device at FrequencyTV.com or Manifest.colum.edu. Frequency TV will bring you performances,...

Graduating Student Lunch and Class T-Shirt Pick-Up

Congratulations, you’re graduating! If that doesn’t warrant a festival of epic proportions, we don’t know what does. Get ready for the Manifest 2019! Stop...

Honoring Graduates of the Columbia College Chicago Department of Science and Mathematics

This display honors the graduates of the BA in Art and Materials Conservation and Minors graduates in Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Biology.

Manifest Pop-Up Lounge

Come hang out with SPB, Frequency TV, and WCRX at the Manifest Pop-Up Lounge. Enjoy snacks, charging stations, and watch live interviews with our Main Stage...

Photography Manifest Exhibition

Come see the work of our talented graduates at the Photography Senior Exhibition! There will also be a classic photo booth, a live commercial photo shoot,...

Art History Symposium: When Words Meet Image

Seniors present their Art History theses and engage in discussion. Participating students: Candice Catrice Hemphill, Tyler Corbin Jones, Martin Ortiz de...

Manifest Kick-Off

Congratulations, you’re graduating! If that doesn’t warrant a festival of epic proportions, we don’t know what does. The Graduating Student Parade will lead...

Manifest Mainstage ft. Kweku Collins

The Manifest lineup has been announced—now all we're missing is you! Be sure to check out this FREE event at Manifest! Featuring: Kweku Collins, Andie +...

Manifest—AIGA Columbia

AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Design) Columbia is a school wide design group that welcomes all artists around Columbia College Chicago. We get our...

Advanced Projects Amplified on the Big Screen

A screening of a variety of advanced films created by graduating Cinema and Television Arts students, made in classes including Directing III, Documentary,...

Studio on Wheels Amplified

Come visit the Cinema and Television Art's Remote Media Production Truck, a remote state-of-the-art “studio on wheels." Experience real-world television...

"High Fidelity" Highlights

Musical highlights from Columbia’s splendid production of High Fidelity!

Afrofuturist Playwriting & Speculative Drama

Showcase of student-written work, readings from the Afrofuturist Playwriting, and Speculative Drama playwrights!

Amplify: Curious Eye EX-Cinema Screening 3

Cinema and Television Arts' Experimental Film Society curates and screens "Experimental Films at the Peak" by graduating students. Watch how these films...

Audio Arts and Acoustics Showcase

The department of Audio Arts and Acoustics showcases the work of students in the fields of Acoustics, Music Technology, Audio Design and Production, and Live...

Book Signing with Ivan Brunetti and Chris Eliopoulos

Join us at ShopColumbia from 2–4 p.m. for a book signing with Illustration faculty members Ivan Brunetti and Chris Eliopolous to celebrate the release of...

CCC DJ Club: Rockin' tha Pop-Up!

The Columbia College Chicago DJ Club will be Droppin’ tha Beat on the Manifest Main Stage and the Manifest Pop-Up Lounge! The DJ Club student DJs will be...

Creative Writing Undergraduate Showcase

Graduating authors, essayists, and poets of the Department of English and Creative Writing are invited to read at one final showcase. Writers will perform...

Designer, Director, and Stage Manager Showcase

Senior Designers, directors, stage managers, and technicians get to STRUT THEIR STUFF! Come to room 404 and be dazzled!

Doc Your Day Amplified

See a range of projects by the first graduating cohort of students in the Interdisciplinary Documentary Program featuring social issue docs, environmental...

Journalism, Photojournalism, and Radio Senior Showcase

Throughout Chicago and beyond, our award-winning students learned a great deal during their time at Columbia College Chicago. They’ll share some of their...

Lot 623

Lot 623’s Mission is to amplify the dreams, spirits, voices, and unity of Columbia College Chicago students and our community here in Chicago. Through...

Manifest

The Music department proudly presents its top ensembles, which will perform in stylistically diverse genres including R&B, pop rock, jazz, gospel, and...

Stage Combat

Student Fighters and Fight Choreographers bringing you heart-stopping violence!

The Third Mask

Graduates of the MFA in European Devised Performance Practice will showcase the research that supported their Thesis Projects: 10 newly devised performances...

Tonika Johnson: Folded Map

In conjunction with Columbia College Chicago’s Manifest Urban Arts Festival, the MoCP will host Columbia alum Tonika Johnson '03 for a one-day presentation...

WCRX Live at Manifest

WCRX 88.1FM will broadcast live during Manifest! Featuring a variety of programs including Sorts Talk, Rock, Hip-Hop, Top 40 and keeping you in the know on...

“Through a Dog’s Eyes” Exhibition (TADE)

"Through a Dog's Eyes" (TADE) is a multimedia dog show that features ten artists from the Columbia College Chicago community and discusses how dogs and...

Acting Senior Showcase

A tremendous showcase of graduating senior actors and actresses! Come to the Courtyard Theater and be dazzled!

Solo Performance

Student-written, student-performed SOLO PERFORMANCES! Daring, edgy, and dangerous!

Amplify Your Afternoon: MFA Screening

See the films made by Cinema and Television Arts MFA graduating students and hear from the filmmakers about their creative and technical processes.

Playwrights Aloud I

Student-written, student-performed short plays and longer works. Come see the playwrights of tomorrow!

Vibes: BA Fine Arts Showcase

Works by BA Fine Arts graduating students from the Art and Art History Department. Participating students: Yi Chen, Mikela Dixon, Kale Garrett, Iffat Karim,...

"Xanadu" Highlights

Musical highlights from Columbia’s splendid production of Xanadu!

33rd Annual Animation Showcase

This annual screening showcases animated shorts, from their conception to the presentation of their final forms. BFA Solo and Animation Production Studio...

Audio Drama LIVE

What happens when you put voiceover artists, sound designers, and writers in one room? You get Audio Drama! Come join Columbia’s Audio Drama Club as it...

Business and Entrepreneurship Manifest Showcase

The Business and Entrepreneurship Manifest Showcase will feature creative, engaging presentations in a dynamic, rapid-fire style, similar to a Pecha Kucha or...

Playwrights Aloud II

More wonderful student-written, student-performed short plays and longer works. Come see the playwrights of tomorrow!

Greatest Theatrical Event Ever

After numerous fires and showbiz bombs, The Grand Carlyle Theatre is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Experience the historical highlights! Featuring...

"What Do Teachers Make?": A Manifest Showcase by Early Childhood Education Students

The Early Childhood Education program’s Class of 2019 invites you to join them as they share their responses to the question, What Do Teachers Make?

2019 MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition Reception

The 2019 MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition features the works by Jonathan Michael Castillo, Marcella Flury, Kenneth Guthrie, Jamie Moore, Aimee Nash,...

2019 MFA in Photography Exhibition

Columbia College Chicago's 2019 MFA in Photography Thesis Exhibition features works from seven candidates in the two-year program. This showcase, which...

Musical Theatre Senior Showcase

A tremendous showcase of graduating senior Musical Theatre powerhouses! Come to the Courtyard Theater and be dazzled!

Writing for Musical Theatre Showcase

Student-written musicals! Come see the Sondheims of tomorrow!

homan & fillmore

An Afrofuturist perspective on real events, homan & fillmore is the next in Kristiana Rae Colón’s series of plays that imagine a world without prisons &...

 Acoustic Kitchen: Special Manifest Performance

The Special Performance #Manifest2019 Acoustic Kitchen will highlight the best acts and senior performers from the 2018-19 Acoustic Kitchen series. Featured...

Amplify Your Screenwriting Career: Written Image

Featuring Cinema and Television Arts graduating students and alumni, Written Image Award finalists will pitch their screenplays for you to vote on the best...

Musical Theatre Choreography Lab

Graduating choreographers will be showcasing their amazing dances!

33rd Annual Animation Showcase

This annual screening showcases animated shorts, from their conception to the presentation of their final forms. BFA Solo and Animation Production Studio...

Faculty/Repertory Performance Workshop Dance Concert

Faculty/Repertory Performance Workshop Dance Concert is Friday, May 10 from 8–10 p.m. at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. Dance students will...

Friday, May 10