Columbia College Chicago


The Television Department teaches the art of telling and delivering the stories that shape, inform, entertain and inspire people’s lives every day. We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree, with four concentrations: Post-production and Effects, Internet and Mobile Media, Production and Directing, and Writing and Producing. You can also choose one of three minors to supplement another course of study: Motion Graphics, Non-Linear Editing or Writing for Television.

Majors & Programs

For requirements and more information about these programs, visit the course catalog.

Motion Graphics Minor


Motion Graphics is a growing practice that involves producing title sequences, television commercials, television network identifications, music video effects, and web and app-based graphic animations. This minor focuses on developing skills in design process, animation, and video capture for use in motion graphics projects for television, film and the web. Students who may wish to complete the minor include students from Cinema Art + Science, Television, Art + Design, Interactive Arts & Media, and Photography.

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Video Production Minor


Today’s video-centric, Web-driven culture creates demand for content creation and editing skills in many arenas besides television and film. Video production skills can support your work in virtually any major the College offers and enhance your employability at graduation.

Writing for Television Minor


Television is flourishing on networks, cable channels and particularly the Web, and it needs stories–––tons of them. Columbia’s Television Writing minor prepares you to become a scriptwriter who can focus on a career in television or create story content as part of a broader production, artistic or communications career.

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