Columbia College Hollywood

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Columbia College Hollywood (CCH)

Private film school

William Smith (President/CEO)[1]

Peter Hawley (Dean)[2]
Established 1952
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 300
Location Tarzana district of Los Angeles, California

Columbia College Hollywood is a private, nonprofit film school established in 1952 in Los Angeles. It grants a four-year baccalaureate degree and is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.[3]

The college's cinematic arts programs offer bachelor of fine arts and associate of fine arts degrees in film and television production covering screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, sound recording, editing, special effects and interactive media.


Columbia College Hollywood is located on an 85,000-square-foot campus that was the former worldwide headquarters of the Panavision company. The campus features multiple sound studios, theaters, and screening facilities as well as Avid and Final Cut editing suites. The College will be adding nearly 18,000 square feet to its campus. The addition will feature new indoor/outdoor screening facilities, state-of-the-art classrooms, personalized student viewing lounges, faculty offices, and a student cafe.

Notable alumni / students[edit]

CCH alumni have worked in all areas of the film industry, on hit television shows such as CSI, Lost, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Lie To Me and The Wire, on blockbuster films such as Avatar, Tron, Slumdog Millionaire, Twilight: Eclipse, Transformers 3 and Red, and on special effects animated films such as Mulan, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.


  1. ^ "Board of Trustees". Columbia College Hollywood. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Administration". Columbia College Hollywood. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Statement of Accreditation Status Columbia College Hollywood". WASC Senior College and University Commission. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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