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Frequency TV is the student-run, multi-platform television group at Columbia College Chicago. Being a collaborating entity of The Media Hub (Frequency TV, The Columbia Chronicle, and WCRX FM), Frequency TV’s staff of students produce a diverse range of original TV programing that airs on campus and online. Using a wide range of facilities, equipment, and resources in Cinema and Television Arts, Communications, and additional campus buildings, Frequency TV utilizes single-camera, multi-camera, and emerging media technologies to document the Columbia community at large. Frequency TV’s original series’ explore unique subjects among several categories of programming. These categories provide the framing for viewers to engage with our informative and entertaining video content. Frequency TV’s work contributes to the fabric of the Columbia College Chicago experience by providing the outlet for students to pursue their professional disciplines, and ignite their creative ingenuity.
Frequency TV works campus-wide and in the greater Chicago community to share the stories that entertain, enlighten, and uplift our viewers. Our producers challenge their imagination and inventiveness to create original video content that moves a diverse Columbia College audience, with a diverse set of interests. The development of each video, episode, or series is the brain-child of the Frequency TV content producers. The pursuit of their creations reflects the essence of Columbia College Chicago: providing the platform for students to elevate to the extraordinary and hone their craft. Producers develop programs from their storytelling passions, and support the media production efforts of college departments, campus organizations, and independent student projects. Learn more about Frequency TV content partnerships.
“Frequency TV is a great opportunity for students to create work that reflects the vitality and diversity of the Columbia College community. It’s a job where you can take the skills you learned in the classroom and in the field and put them to work making media for your portfolio.”
- Eric Scholl, Cinema and Television Arts Chairperson
The Frequency TV staff are a robust group of Columbia College Chicago Communications, and Cinema & Television Arts students. Working at Frequency TV provides them the opportunity to develop, create, and publish original video content. Throughout their time as a student worker, they will build their skills in production, communication, collaboration, and so much more.
“My experience with Frequency TV was the highlight of my education at Columbia College. As a "Freq", I was able to perform what I learned in class while applying my skills to real world situations. I would not be where I am today without Frequency TV. Truly one of the best student experiences at Columbia College Chicago!”
-Robyn Minor, Television ‘18
Truly the best way to get a sense of who Frequency TV is, the work that we do, and the impact we have, is to experience our content for yourself! You can see our work in action on screens across the Columbia College Chicago campus, and streamed from any device.
Chris West | Operations Manager