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Columbia College Hollywood (CCH) Reviews

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  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    who are serious and have a creative and passion for film in all areas.

    Tips for prospective students

    its a serious program, and if you have the passion for film this is the place to be. The school is taught by industry proffesionals

    Bang for the buck

    yes, the cost is worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    yes the teachers are passionate and helpful

    Am learning a lot

    have learned so much with the elements of film nmaking in my first quarter.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Excellent Safety. There is twenty four hour protection on campus, and around the campus residences as well. There are security cameras all across campus, and everyone's safety and comfort if of the utmost priority.

    Great for these types of students

    Artsy visionary filmmaker types who are prepared to take risks to get their ideas forward. There are also special fantastic classes catering to film-makers who want to specialize in documentary film-making - my personal favorites.

    What to do for fun

    several campus drama productions, screenwriting competitions, and lots of student short film festivals to try out in.

    Food and Dining

    Located in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, there are lots of affordable (and high end) places to dine at.

    Dorm Life

    There is excellent dorm living.

    Academic Rigor

    You will get an opportunity to make several productions and you will participate in every capacity. The work begins from day one. No time for slouching. You can begin making a film short (if you are ready) from the first day yu arrive here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research diligently before making your decision. Columbia comprehensively covers all aspects of Cinema and TV Production, so be very open when you first arrive here. As you go through the classes, you might find that you begin to fall in love with an aspect of cinema or television production quite different from what you originally thought about.

    In three sentences

    Columbia College Hollywood is very up to date and current with the classes they offer here. It is an excellent institution with manageable class sizes and one-on-one tutoring available. It features industry professionals and utilizes its proximity to Hollywood to place students and graduates into highly valued internships.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    lots of security cams and we have a security guard and a cop on campus.

    Greek Life

    film students can be snobs haha

    Great for these types of students

    Get to know as many people as you can... connections help!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Class room C = free printing...

    Bang for the buck

    the teachers are cool and all but some just dont know how to teach, they know their stuff, just dont know how to teach it.

    What to do for fun

    there are fun screening parties and lots of auditions.

    Food and Dining

    we have vending machines....

    Dorm Life

    i live at home, but i know students in the dorms they are not satisfied, its expensive and they are small for the price of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    They know their stuff, but they get cocky.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off, college isn't something to play with, have fun, but dont waste your time nor the schools'.

    In three sentences

    The school is a great place to get your hands on the essentials of what the media looks for. Small classes makes everything simple, such as using cameras and lights. An overall great school.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 4 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    the whole school is basically one big family.

    Great for these types of students

    anybody dedicated to working behind the scenes. not for the shy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The whole school is full of sets that are ever changing.

    What to do for fun

    spend time with other classmates on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do it.

    In three sentences

    There is a general feeling of niceness among all of the students and faculty. The small class sizes help you pay attention better. Most bang youll get for your buck.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safe campus

    Clubs and Activities

    film clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Film, tv, and music producers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    cool sound stage.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth the money you spend if you use the resources.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I write many scripts and I usually am on set, casting, or visiting major sets.

    Food and Dining

    It's no cafeteria if your looking for one but they do have vending machines and do school bbqs every once in a while and if you are struggling with food they have a program for that.

    Dorm Life

    One thing about this campus is there is student housing or you find your own housing or stay with someone. I recommend staying with somebody or finding your own housing unless you can afford the student housing which is also very nice just a tad bit pricey.

    Academic Rigor

    Studies here is very hands on and you are put in all areas of film in the beginning so it lets you know whether or not you want actually be a director or if screenwriting is more your style.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to come to this film school you need to really love film and have to be willing to work hard. If you put effort into any of your work you will get closer and closer to what you want.

    In three sentences

    A small but wonderful film school that give you a hands on experience. At Columbia College Hollywood you learn about all aspects of film and get a chance to work you way into the industry.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    6 of 6

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings, you'd be suprised who really don't like you.

    What to do for fun

    Go look around the los Angelos area, especially it's the first time you'll be living in California or try and make friends with someone at the school and maybe go somewhere with them.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't really rate the school because I hadn't started yet, but so far it sounds like a really good film school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students looking to attend to this school i'd say just to really look at where you'd be financially, even though it's not as expensive, it still cost money and you got to pay careful atttention to your budget so you won't come out of college with a lot of debt on your shoulders.

    In three sentences

    Columbia College Hollywood sounds like a really good school for people who want to work in the film business for a living. They have the the latest camera inthe film industry: the red camera. The tuition isn't as high as the Higher Ivy league film schools.