BRING YOUR TALENT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

SEMESTER AT COLUMBIA - PRE-COLLEGE for CREATIVE high schoolers

SATURDAY COURSES BEGINNING JANUARY 2020

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EARLY COLLEGE CREDIT TOWARD YOUR DEGREE ON SATURDAYS

Semester at Columbia is new program designed to inspire you and help take your talent to the next level before attending college. Here you will explore college-level courses in Filmmaking and Digital Music Production on our campus in downtown Chicago, and be challenged to think creatively, develop an authentic voice, and discover how your creativity can shape the world around you.


2020 PROGRAM overview and COURSES

Through hands-on, collaborative experiences and with personal attention from our faculty of professionals, you'll produce incredible work to add to your portfolio. Plus, you'll enjoy several perks of being a Columbia College Chicago student: your own Columbia ID, access to our facilities, and the opportunity to earn college credit that you can use toward your degree at Columbia College Chicago.

JANUARY 2020 OFFERINGS:

  • FILMMAKING
    Great filmmakers start with a clear, independent vision, but bringing it to the big screen is all about collaboration, and the Semester at Columbia Filmmaking course is a collaborative and exciting deep dive into the film industry for college-minded high schoolers, led by our award-winning faculty.

  • DIGITAL MUSIC PRODUCTION
    Gain hands-on experience with the hardware and software driving today's music makers. The Semster at Columbia Digital Music Production program will cover topics ranging from basic digital audio recording and editing, the foundation of sound design and synthesis, the concepts and workflows of mixing and mastering, digital distribution, and live performance.

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This was one of the best experiences I’ve had.
— 2019 Pre-College Student CONFIRM (nberrys100@gmail.com)
My son had an amazing experience at Columbia!
— Erendira R. (2017 pre-college parent)

why participate in semEster at columbia?


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PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Semester at Columbia students receive freshman-level college credit. The core component of the Semester at Columbia program is a freshman-level college course and corresponding grade at the end of the 15 week program. This is college credit that can be used toward your degree, should you matriculate to Columbia in the future.

Semester at Columbia students participate in faculty-led enrichment activities that introduce them to careers in the creative industries.

Semester at Columbia students get to meet and interact with Columbia College Chicago students and alumni, and have the opportunity to participate in MANIFEST, which is our year-end celebration of student work that takes place on ****.

Semester at Columbia students will have access to nearly all college facilities and student benefits, including access our new, state of the art Student Center, located at ******.

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SEMESTER AT COLUMBIA APPLICATION AND TUITION

$750 for the 15 week session

January *** - May ***

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