Columbia College Hollywood offers a unique admissions process. While we maintain a high academic standard and review all final transcripts from an applicant’s high school and prior educational institutions attended, we are looking for the finest artistic potential in our students.
While academic achievement is an important component in the decision to accept an applicant, the College considers students for admission on the basis of their ability to successfully undertake both professional training and a liberal arts curriculum. We require a personal essay of at least 500 words describing career goals and artistic pursuits as well as two letters of recommendation from teachers, educators, or individuals who know you well and are not family members.
An applicant’s desire to develop as a filmmaker is an important factor the College examines when reviewing admissions applications. Sample film reels or portfolios can help us in our decision making process but these items are not mandatory nor do they give one applicant an advantage over another applicant. Desire and will can be expressed just as clearly through written words or during a one-on-one personal interview. The College strongly recommends (but does not require) the submission of SAT/ACT scores. Why? As a film school where creativity is held in high esteem, we look at the whole person and choose not to judge applicants based on a one day test that may or may not reflect their overall creative and artistic abilities.
The College may, at its option, request an interview with a prospective student prior to final admissions consideration.
All students must have completed their high school education or completed their GED prior to matriculating at Columbia College Hollywood.
CCH operates on the quarter system. New students are accepted at the beginning of each quarter: Fall (September), Winter (January), Spring (April) and Summer (July). Each quarter is twelve weeks long, except for Summer which is ten weeks long.
If you have any general questions about our admissions process, feel free to contact us by phone at (800) 785-0585 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.