In the August 3 issue, preeminent film industry publication The Hollywood Reporter honored Columbia College Chicago as one of the top 25 film schools. Aided by industry insiders, The Hollywood Reporter evaluated the world’s most prestigious film programs for the 2012 list.
“Columbia College Chicago produces some of the most creative, successful
innovators in the film industry through our collaborative and
experiential hands-on approach to teaching filmmaking,” said Warrick L.
Carter, Ph.D., president of Columbia College Chicago.
“It certainly speaks to our educational approach and the respect and
reputation we have in the industry. We are pleased to be recognized and
included with such an esteemed group of institutions worldwide.”
Columbia College Chicago, the country’s largest private arts and media
educational institution, is an urban institution that boasts a vibrant
location, sophisticated technical facilities, a cross-disciplinary
hands-on curriculum and a faculty of working professionals, film
scholars and independent filmmakers as well as a network of
Based in the downtown South Loop of Chicago, the Film & Video Department at
Columbia College has evolved over more than four decades into a
world-class program focusing on hands-on learning and cross-disciplinary
collaborations bridging disciplines and departments. The Film &
Video Department offers nearly two hundred specialized undergraduate and
graduate courses, comprising one of the most comprehensive curricula of
any film school in the country. With Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts
degrees in everything from creative producing to directing to animation
as well as access to faculty and staff who maintain working
connections in the global film industry, the more-than-1800 students in
Columbia College’s film program are well-equipped with the knowledge and
practical experience to enter the professional market.
Taught by leading industry professionals, Columbia College’s Semester in L.A. program
is held year round on the lot of Raleigh Studios to immerse students
from across disciplines into the industry and is adept at preparing
students for industry careers and connecting them with the entertainment
industry; more than 75 percent of the Semester in L.A. students secure
internships or jobs.
Notable alumni include Oscar-winning cinematographers Janusz Kaminski
(Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan) and Mauro Fiore (Avatar);
industry leaders like Len Amato, president of HBO Films, Hal Haenal,
senior vice president of studio operations at Fox Studios; and more
recent standouts like Steve Pink, writer and director (Hot Tub Time
Machine), Aaron Semel, co-producer of the Hatfields & McCoys
miniseries and producer/director team Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr.
(Men of Honor, Barbershop, Notorious).