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Michael J Dentico
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...

Consuming Media with a Critical Awareness

CA+S MFA Candidate Robert-Carnilius short experimental film Jaspa’ Jenkins, a Regional Winner of the 41st Annual Student Academy Awards, advanced to the National level where an elite panel made up of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selected winners. Read more…

CIMMfest Recap from the Chair

CA+S Chair Bruce Sheridan attended the 6th iteration of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival in addition to moderating and participating in panels that promoted Chicago’s F#*king Awesome. 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...

Are you thirsty enough? Thirsty enough to win?

CA+S MFA Candidate Robert Forney represented the college as a finalist in the Sprite Films™ competition. 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: 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.