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Melissa Kwiatkoski
Freddie Menendez
Caitlin Barrett
Nick Astro

Cinema Art + Science

Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago cultivates artists with a unique vision and the desire to express that vision on film. At the same time, we develop the technical skills that support this creative passion. Believing that the best way to learn filmmaking is to make films, we stress collaborative film and video production: classes are taught through a project-based, hands-on, student-centered process. Our diverse student body, imaginative faculty and state of the art facilities combine to develop the creative, conceptual, and technical skills needed to become a working film or video professional.

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Imagine the Future of Arts Education



CA+S Chair Bruce Sheridan recently traveled to his alma mater, the University of Auckland, to give a key note lecture on the exploration and growth of creativity being central to the arts and the reason they must drive 21st century education. Read more...

Filmmaker Cyclists Collaborate on Ride the Battle



CA+S Evan Bartlett's (BA ’14) Ride the Battle web series features 15 cancer patients and survivors during a cross-country bike tour from Chicago to Los Angeles. Read more…

Single Mom Made, Single Mom Approved



CA+S MFA Candidate Aisha Brown isn't afraid to shed light on her situation as a young single mother in her short film Bump)ED.  Read more...

Alums are in the Business of Hollywood



CA+S alums Eric McCoy (BA '09) and Justus Meyer (BA '11) have set a goal of making feature films taking the rags-to-approaching-riches adventurous route.  Read more...

Shooting on a Shoestring



CA+S adjunct faculty member Del Harvey brought together industry professionals and CCC students to make a micro budget horror anthology filmed in Chicago.  Read more...

The Antidote of Life



CA+S MFA Candidate Olayinka Hassan believes in the power of making films.  Read more...

Creating Industry Buzz From Baltimore



CA+S MFA Candidate Angel Kristi Williams who was recently named one of ten directors to watch always had aspirations to be a media or image maker.  Read more...

Experimental Film Society Field Trip



Sixteen students and alumni of the CA+S Experimental Film Society recently traveled to the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival to meet experimental, narrative, and documentary filmmakers from around the world. Read more...

"Let's Make Something Out of Nothing."



Ten finalist films made by 30+ filmmakers in CA+S Foundations classes screened before a full house at the 26th semi-annual Take 1 Student Film Festival followed by a Q&A and a presentation of awards.  Read more...

Watching Big Movies on the Small Screen



The Chicago Tribune recently interviewed three CA+S students: So what's it like to be a young filmmaker in that 18-24 bracket shooting stories destined to be watched on a strange variety of screens?  Read more...

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Weeks of Welcome Cinema Slapdown: DIVERGENT

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7 pm
Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor



Come for the film, stay for the fight! Free for all presented by New Student Programs and Cinema Art + Science.  LIKE and follow on Facebook.

Cinema Slapdown Round 53: GRAVITY

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7 pm
Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor



Come for the film, stay for the fight! Free for all presented by Cinema Art + Science with Multicultural Affairs | Latino Heritage Celebration '14 at the Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl. LIKE and follow on Facebook.

Cinema Slapdown: Save The Dates

September 19, 2014
October 6, 2014
November 18, 2014
December 3, 2014


Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor



Come for the film, stay for the fight. Free for all. LIKE and follow on Facebook.

Where in the World?



Featuring students, faculty, staff, and alums screening their films and sharing their work.