Columbia College Chicago

Cinema and Television Arts

Every day on campus is an opportunity to learn by doing, studying and working in one of the country's largest media markets.

Welcome to the Cinema and Television Arts Department. Here you'll learn to express your creative ideas on screens both large and small, and develop in-demand media production skills for careers in film, television and emerging media. You'll discover connection points across media forms and practices, and gain the versatility needed to thrive in an evolving media industry.

We offer several courses of undergraduate and graduate study in writing, producing and directing for film and television, and areas of emphasis in cinematography, visual effects, editing and sound, and web-based and mobile media, along with interdisciplinary work in documentary production.

Every day on campus is an opportunity to learn by doing, studying and working in one of the country's largest media markets, augmented by our extensive internship program, our successful alumni network, and Semester in LA, the only year-round academic program on a Hollywood lot.

Columbia's Cinema and Television Arts Department has produced Oscar, Emmy and Spirit winners and thousands of respected professionals throughout the entertainment and information industries.

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