The Commercial Entertainment Program
(A.A., A.S. & technical certificate)
The Commercial Entertainment (CEN) Program is unique in that students learn all aspects of the performance industry—commercial voice, dance, studio recording, songwriting, acting and stagecraft—in a concentrated amount of time. The department specializes in recording artist development, providing the aspiring country or pop artist with vocal, showcasing, recording and songwriting skills.
Columbia State offers a two-year transfer degree in Commercial Entertainment as well as one-year technical certificate
with options for contemporary performers (singers, actors and dancers) as well as musicians and songwriters.
Currently, our recording artist graduates are successful touring artists with national radio airplay, including Radio Disney and top-ten hits on national radio. Other graduates of our program have worked at Disneyland, on Celebrity, Carnival and Holland America cruise lines and have toured nationally with Sesame Street Live and the Paul McCartney World Tour, the Rockettes and Broadway touring companies.