A Message from President Bill Smith


On behalf of our faculty, staff and student body, I welcome you to explore Columbia College Hollywood.

For more than 60 years, our mission has been to educate contemporary storytellers who are passionate about the art and craft of film and television production. Our unique degree programs and hands-on learning philosophy fuse creative and technical studies with liberal arts to provide the exposure to ideas, experiences, and technology that stimulate collaboration, communication, personal growth, and individual artistic expression.

As a Columbia College Hollywood student, you’ll build confidence, knowledge, and technical proficiency under the guidance of a faculty who share your love for film, television, new media, and the digital arts. You'll work in teams to produce professional-quality work while you forge friendships with other hardworking, motivated, and creative students. You’ll deepen your knowledge with a foundation of liberal arts and general education that prepares you to make the most of the vast, entrepreneurial career opportunities in the ever-evolving global entertainment media industry.

Come visit us. Take a tour of our campus. You'l find a community of like-minded creative and passionate people who are ready to encourage and inspire you.

Welcome to Columbia College Hollywood.

Bill Smith
President & CEO
Columbia College Hollywood