DEPS - Department of Exhibitions, Performance & Student Spaces Columbia College Chicago


About DEPS

The Department of Exhibitions, Performance Student Spaces is the galleries, student centers and art boutique of Columbia College Chicago. An extension of the studios and classrooms, the department fosters vibrant environments for students to interact, exchange ideas and view and showcase bodies of work within the larger urban community. The spaces provide students from every discipline myriad opportunities to gain essential, hands-on experience, stimulating artistic expression and professional development through collaboration. More...


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News & Announcements

C33 and Arcade will be CLOSED for the holiday break from December 19, 2015 - January 4, 2016

All Campus buildings will be CLOSED for the holiday break from December 24, 2015 - January 4, 2016 

DEPS is currently accepting exhibition proposals from current Columbia College Chicago students for C33 Gallery, Spring Semester.


DEPS offers 2.5 week long exhibitions in the C33 gallery to outstanding students from all disciplines at Columbia College Chicago. Submissions for each semester are gathered during the previous semester with accepted exhibitors being notified during J-Term or the summer break depending on when the submissions were received.

To be considered for an exhibition you must be a current Columbia College Chicago student and you must still be enrolled at the time of your proposed exhibition. Exhibitions can consist of multiple students work, or be solo exhibitions.  

Applicants must submit 5 images, or 2 to 3 minutes of video of the proposed work to be exhibited, image info, contact info and a brief description of the proposed exhibition, submitted here:

Spring 2016 Sessions:

Session 1: January 28 - February 12

Session 2: February 18 - March 4

Session 3: March 10 - 25

Session 4: March 31 - April 13

Session 5: April 21- May 6

Past exhibition catalogs and publications now for sale through ShopColumbia

DEPS is going green! We will no longer be cutting down trees to make exhibition cards. To stay informed of upcoming shows and events please sign up on the DEPS online mailing list.