Semester in LA

Semester in LA

Semester in LA (SiLA) provides an opportunity for motivated juniors and seniors to gain hands-on experience in entertainment, media, and communication fields by immersing themselves in these industries. Held on the Raleigh Studio lot, one of the longest continuously operating studios in the country, SiLA is a one-semester, career-oriented program.

At the heart of the immersive experience is a part-time internship, creating a natural bridge between the classroom and the professional world and quickly demystifying the business of Hollywood. In addition to working 2-3 days a week, you’ll take academic classes to maintain full-time student status. Tours, seminars, local screenings, networking events, and a plethora of guest speakers round out the immersive experience.

Our program is one of the longest-running semesters in LA, having started in 1998. Over the years we have built a solid reputation in Hollywood with a network of hundreds of working entertainment professionals who willingly offer their knowledge and resources to help our students get ahead.

Priority is given to Columbia College Chicago students, but full-time students from other institutions are welcome to attend.

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