Programs of Study

Columbia College Hollywood is a four-year, baccalaureate degree-granting institution that offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema-Television and a two-year Associate of Fine Arts in Cinema-Television. 

Program Breakdown in Credit Units & Program Length

Program of Study

Credit Units Required

Average Length of Program

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinema


45 months

Bachelor of Fine Arts In Cinema/Television


45 months

Associate of Fine Arts In Cinema/Television


21 months

Average Length of Program

Assuming that a student takes 16 credit units per quarter, a BFA program takes 4 years to complete and an AFA program takes 2 years to complete  However, by taking a full course load year-round including Summer Quarter or by taking more credit units per quarter, it is possible to complete a BFA or AFA program in a shorter length of time. 

BFA Class Standing by Credit Units


0-47 units


48-95 units


96-143 units


144+ units


192 units

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies

Students taking fewer than 12 units of study per quarter are considered part-time students, while students taking 12 or more units per quarter are considered full-time students. Students who maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 or higher may, with permission of an academic advisor, carry 20 credit units of study per quarter. All international students must be full-time students.