Want to Spend a Semester in L.A.?

Published on Sep 23, 2013
Photo by Chris LiliedahlPhoto by Chris Liliedahl

We know, as students, that you are constantly looking for experience to put on your resume. What if gaining that experience was a fun learning opportunity that helped you make connections and spend a semester in the warm sunshine? Sounds pretty enticing, right? It gets better.

Columbia College Chicago offers the Semester in L.A. for full-time students with at least 80 credit hours under their belt. It allows you to experience the business side of Hollywood on the commercial studio lots of Raleigh Studios. You’ll spend this five-week immersion program as a full-time student in Los Angeles, California learning from some of the top industry professionals. Past guest lecturers have included Richard Gladstein (Reservoir Dogs, Finding Neverland), writer/director Jeff Wadlow (Bates Motel, Kick-Ass 2), and series creators Matt Weiner (Mad Men) and Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad). That is sooo AWESOME! Sorry, had to geek out.

So, what are the program’s requirements? If you are an interested student, be sure to check out the student information sessions about Semester in L.A. starting October 2, and have a 3.0 GPA with at least 80 credit hours. You will probably want to check into each department’s requirements as well.  

We’re packing our shades. See you there.