The Columbia College Chicago - Semester in L.A. program received some much-deserved recognition from Variety this month. The article, written by Dan Doperalski, highlights the benefits students receive from being in the center of the entertainment industry.
Variety points out students "have always flocked to Los Angeles to make their careers," dreaming of the Hollywood lifestyle. "Those who enroll in Southern California-based film schools are at a distinct advantage, often benefiting from proximity to local internships and professional lecturers."
Schools across the United States realize this geographical advantage. "To narrow the gap, out-of-state schools have followed their grad's 'go-west' impulse. Columbia College Chicago was one of the first to establish a L.A.-based extension program, and the school now maintains a permanent presence on the Raleigh Studios lot, where program head Jon Katzman arranges for working pros to teach classes."
The Semester in L.A. program has been proud of our students and alumni over the past thirteen years of operation; and, is glad to see the hard work being noticed.
You can read the full article on Variety's website, by clicking here.