The Indiana University Center for Art and Design Columbus (IUCA+D) opened on October 31, 2011. Formed as partnership with the Community Education Coalition of Columbus to establish a center in downtown Columbus that will specialize in teaching art and design. IUCA+D will offer selected upper-level courses for degree-seeking students in such fields as interior design and fashion design. The courses are all currently offered at IU Bloomington in existing degree programs.
IUCA+D Columbus is housed within the “Sears Block” of the former Commons Mall, located on the northwest corner of 3rd and Jackson streets. The center occupies approximately 7,000 square feet with a design studio, a gallery for art and design exhibitions, a workroom, faculty and administration offices, and a technology support lab.
IUCA+D is organized within the IU community as a part of the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design in the College of Arts and Sciences.