Semester in LA

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Semester in L.A (SiLA) is an opportunity for Columbia College Chicago students to experience the business of Hollywood first hand on a studio lot with industry professionals. It is a five-week immersion program in which the student maintains full-time status through an intensive educational experience. The program is multi-disciplinary and includes Film & Video, Television, Marketing, Journalism, Music, and Arts, Entertainment Media Management students.

Seventy-five percent of students wind up getting their first job in the industry through this program, that’s worth its weight in gold. The first break is one of the hardest things to get.

Matt Berenson, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

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Internships & Jobs

In addition to creating their own projects, many of our students have secured jobs and internships after completing their 5-week Semester in LA program (SILA).

The list of where our alumni are currently working or interning is quite impressive.

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The Semester in LA Program is looking for energetic, hard working, bright and resourceful students who have a desire to learn from industry professionals. If you are interested in speaking with one of our staff, please call 323.960.8020 to schedule an appointment.

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