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Columbia College Chicago


Columbia College Chicago's MFA Music Composition for the Screen program has its own lab. It's the technologically sophisticated beating heart of all classroom activity, the place where most program teaching and guest lecturing is held and where students work on program and independent projects.

With its innovative walk-through design, teachers have easy access to all students. Any student's audio and video can be presented at a moment's notice on a pair of 50-inch HD flat-panel monitors and powered monitors (with, of course, a paired subwoofer for that cinematic low end).

Music Center
1014 S Michigan Ave, Room 415*
*Open to MFA Composition for the Screen students, when classes are NOT in session, by key-access only.

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Student stations consist of:

  • Apple Intel iMac 24" Dual Core 2 x 2.66GHz
  • Second Apple 20" Cinema Display
  • M-Audio semiweighted Axiom-49 controller
  • Logic Studio 9
  • Pro Tools 8
  • Final Cut Express
  • Sibelius 5/6
  • Finale 2008
  • Garritan Personal Orchestra 2
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • PDFtoMusic Pro
  • Toast 8 Titanium
  • iMovie, iDVD, iTunes
The program also runs its own XServe. Students log into portable accounts, allowing both automatic data backup and easy computer switching.