New Media

In today’s society, we are surrounded by technology everywhere we go. Always attached to the screen of a computer or phone, it can be easy to forget that the videos we are watching, websites we are visiting, and apps we are exploring were at some point just ideas in the mind of a creator. When you choose the New Media emphasis, you'll be training to become one of those creators, taking your knowledge of film and putting it into practice to tell stories in the smallest of explosive moments. 

What You'll Learn:

The New Media emphasis will equip you to:

  • Create and launch web-based content
  • Use the terminology of and navigate the business of New Media
  • Write scripts geared for the aesthetic of New Media
  • Demonstrate adeptness in selling products, concepts, and content effectively no matter how short the time allotted
  • Design web sites that display current and potentially future trends
  • Create a narrative arc for a web-based series
  • Plan and execute production for a variety of New Media screens and platforms
  • Tell a story that disregards the rules of traditional narratives
  • Create and execute content for mobile devices and other methods of content delivery
  • Use social media to entertain, inform, and as a revenue source 

Courses You'll Take:

BFA Cinema-Television


When you pursue a BFA in Cinema-Television with a New Media Emphasis, you must take the following seven (7) courses:


You must also take four (4) of the following electives:

Practice Like a Professional

If you want to be a professional you have to practice with professional grade equipment. At Columbia College Hollywood, we have it all. From our professional soundstages to the most current, industry-standard equipment, you’ll have everything you need to succeed.

What Our Students Have Produced

Interested in what you might create? Columbia College Hollywood students have countless opportunities to show their skills. Check out some of their work below. 

Turn Your Passion into a Career

Technical Skill + Business Know-How + A Crazy Creative Mind = One good Looking Future. We want to help you turn your passion for New Media into more than just a hobby. We want you to live it day in and day out. Because doing what you love isn’t a want, it’s a necessity.


Career Opportunities:

  • Blogger/Vlogger
  • Content Creator
  • Channel Creator
  • Web-series Creator
  • Preditor
  • Online journalism
  • YouTube Personality

Who You’ll Learn From

Columbia College Hollywood was built by the industry for the industry. That's why we hire industry professionals to teach you everything you need to know. Take a look at who might be teaching you.

Linda Beal Linda Beal Linda Beal has worked as the program developer for companies such as Warner Bros, Disney, and NBC.
Maria Gavin Maria Gavin Maria Gavin is an Emmy Award winning producer who has participated in the production of shows for Fox, ABC, CBS, USA, TLC, Discovery, Country Music Television, E! Network, and Style.
Steve Miller Steve Miller Steve Miller is an award-winning TV Director and Producer whose work as appeared on commercial and public TV networks, national cable, home video, and corporate platforms.