Columbia State offers a one-year technical certificate in Commercial Entertainment with options for contemporary performers (singers, actors and dancers) as well as musicians and songwriters. Students receive a great deal of personal attention from our instructors, all of whom have extensive professional performance backgrounds in the industry. Our program can be an important step to becoming a working professional in the exciting performing arts industry.
The Songwriting Option is designed to provide a student with the skills needed need to set up a home studio, to compose, arrange, perform and print music using the computer and to create an Internet site or CD to market his or her productions.
The Performance Option is designed for a student who want to enter the entertainment field as a performer (singer/dancer) and provides a balanced approach to the skills needed to seek employment in this field.