Overview of Course Administration

Overview of Course Administration 

Columbia College Hollywood offers morning, afternoon and evening classes, Monday through Saturday.  Morning classes are held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Afternoon classes are typically from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, although at the request of an instructor, some afternoon classes are from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Evening classes are from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  Saturday classes meet from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Class Size

For optimal learning, class size is limited according to course type: lecture—maximum enrollment 25 students; demonstration/participation class—maximum enrollment 15 students; hands-on production class—maximum enrollment 15 students. Remember that these figures are maximums. The average class size at Columbia is 12 students and the student-to-instructor ratio is currently eleven to one.

Requests for New Courses

The entertainment industry is constantly changing. If you would like to study some aspect of the industry that is not currently covered in the curriculum, you are invited to discuss your ideas with the Dean of the College.  Whenever possible, the College tries to accommodate reasonable requests to satisfy student and industry needs.

Changes in Curriculum and Scheduling

Columbia College Hollywood reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or combine classes; to change instructors; to adjust tuition, fees, or class size; and to alter curricula. The College also reserves the right to deny any student permission to enter or continue a course of study.


Boot Camp—not for credit

Quarterly refresher and/or training sessions in basic safety and the correct use and handling of special camera equipment. Boot Camps allow students to become certified to use advanced equipment for shoots.

Crewing—not for credit

Every underclass member is strongly encouraged to crew on at least one senior production.