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Why You Should Choose Flashpoint Chicago
You’ve got stories inside you—maybe a handful. Maybe a dozen. Telling stories is our business, and Flashpoint Chicago is at the heart of that business. Developed by filmmakers for filmmakers, we offer you a college education that combines a solid liberal arts education with immersive, hands-on training in all aspects of the visual storytelling process.

When you choose us, you’re choosing to:

Learn by Doing — Our project-based approach to learning the craft of film means you’ll create using industry-current tools and facilities. You’ll collaborate with your classmates and faculty, because that’s how it works in the industry.

Study in the Heart of the Industry Flashpoint Chicago is connected to the thriving film and media production industry in Chicago.  You can also choose to spend a semester (or more) at our Columbia College Hollywood campus in Los Angeles.  Live in local student housing, study with LA-based instructors, build even more industry contacts and head to all the exciting premieres and industry events you can access.

Work with Professionals — Our faculty members bring professional industry experience to your classroom. You’ll benefit from their real-world perspectives and practical advice, whether it’s in a lecture, a lab, on a live set—or in tough (but constructive) notes on your screenplay.

Develop 21st-Century Skills — In addition to learning time-tested practices for lighting and composition, you can develop the digital arts and interactive media skills that are expanding the frontiers of content creation in entertainment and media.

Earn a Quality Degree — The liberal arts aspects of our curriculum don’t just fulfil course requirements. They add value to your professionalism, broaden and deepen your cultural awareness, and equip you to solve problems more creatively.

With us, you can explore your passion and develop your profession—all from your home at the heart of the industry. Contact us today to learn more!

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Flashpoint Chicago, a campus of Columbia College Hollywood is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).