The Commercial Entertainment Program

(A.A., A.S. & technical certificate)

You've Dreamed It!  Time to Live It!

Turn your talent into a career! 

Are you a singer, songwriter, dancer or actor who is wondering how to get that first job?  The Commercial Entertainment (CEN) Program is the college experience you’ve been looking for. Here you can learn all aspects of the performance industry- commercial voice, studio recording, songwriting, dance, acting, technical theater and entertainment business.

Learn more about Commercial Entertainment by watching the video below.

The department specializes in recording artist development for the aspiring country or pop artist.

  • Learn how to build your own in-home studio.
  • Record your own demos.
  • Improve your singing and songwriting skills.
  • Become a well-rounded performer.
  • Learn how to audition and showcase your talent.

Why Commercial Entertainment?
We do it faster and it costs significantly less than a four-year college.  You'll have a great time in our program developing your talent with artists just like you.

“I am a songwriter and when I was given a tour of the college it made me excited to get started. I was finally at a school where I felt at home. The teachers are the best of the best! The harder you work the greater the reward.”  Yiannoula Anthon, Current Student

How do we do it?
Our faculty members are experts in their field and have worked extensively in the industry.  Their mission is to provide you with real-world experience that qualifies and prepares you for your career.

Make a living doing what you love!  Our Alumni do...
Our graduates are successful touring artists with national radio airplay. Other graduates of our program have worked at Disneyland, Disney World, Universal Studios, Dollywood, on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Holland America cruise lines and have toured nationally with Sesame Street Live, the Paul McCartney World Tour, the Rockettes and Broadway touring companies.

To receive more information, or to arrange an appointment with Cathy Hudnall, program director, please provide your contact information below.
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.

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