Academics

Create, Collaborate, Connect

We believe the best way to prepare you for the opportunities that lie ahead is to foster a campus culture that reflects the real world. That’s why our degree programs encourage creative collaboration across disciplines.

From day one, you'll multi-task as you try out and try on new roles and industry-standard technologies involved in the making of creative media content. Our faculty of experienced award-winning filmmakers, technicians, artists, and mentors use their expertise to engage you with innovative teaching methods in interactive classroom environments.

Take your place beside the visionary entertainment professionals shaping our future culture as you learn how to bring your own creative and meaningful content to life.

Degrees

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts and Associate of Fine Arts degrees immerse you in the full range of creative, technical, and business skills you'll need to launch your future as a storyteller and filmmaker.

Emphases

Customize your degree program by delving deeper into an Emphasis, the area of creative media creation that interests you most.

Faculty

Our average student-to-instructor ratio is 12:1. You'll take hands-on, interactive courses taught by accomplished entertainment industry professionals who work with you to develop your personal creative vision.

High School Summer Program

The High School Summer Program gives you a chance to jump-start your college career by doing what you love. Choose from a wide variety of intensive, hands-on courses taught by accomplished industry professionals on the Columbia College Hollywood campus.

Course Descriptions

We offer a wide variety of classes, from theory courses to hands-on production courses. All designed to immerse students in the film industry and provide an opportunity for academic and artistic growth.

Core Comptencies

All of our programs and courses are constantly evaluated to ensure that our graduates achieve 5 Core Competencies to prepare them for work and life after college and beyond.

Student Work

You'll graduate with a portfolio of completed work. Take a look at a few short films that were written, directed, produced, filmed, and edited by our students.

Tutoring

Need some extra help? Tutoring is always free.

Academic Calendar

Check this calendar for quarter start dates, holidays, important deadlines, and special events.

Library & Learning Resources

Our 5,000 square foot Learning Resource Center is the place to go for inspiration and research. It also has individual work spaces, collaborative conference rooms, and DVD screening rooms.