CSULB FEA Department Office: UTC 104      Phone: 562-985-5404     Fax: 562-985-5405

Welcome to the Department of Film & Electronic Arts

For more than 50 years, we have prepared students for careers in the production and study of moving images. We strive to offer:

  • an affordable and highly valued Bachelor of Arts in Film and Electronic Arts
  • a diverse faculty comprised of accomplished industry professionals and media historians
  • an emphasis on undergraduate education, in which students work directly with highly experienced professors
  • a comprehensive education in the history and theory of moving images, with specialized training available in the following areas:
    • narrative production
    • creative nonfiction production
    • broadcast production
    • cinematography
    • editing
    • sound design
    • screenwriting
    • production management
    • critical practice
    • digital arts
    • production design (new for Fall 2016)
  • abundant internship and networking opportunities
  • a chance to collaborate on creative projects with talented and highly motivated students on our beautiful Long Beach campus

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Fall 2017 Admissions

Portfolios for Fall 2017 admission to the Option in Narrative Production were due February 13, 2017, and are no longer being accepted.

Portfolio instructions for Fall 2018 admission to the Option in Narrative Production will appear here in the fall. Transfer students must first apply for admission to CSULB by November 30, 2017.


 La Femme et le TGV

Short Film by FEA Alumni Nominated for Academy Award

La Femme et le TGV, produced by FEA alumnus Giacun Caduff ('05), was nominated for the 2017 Academy Award for Best Short Film (Live Action). The film stars Jane Birkin as a lonely woman who develops a bond with a TGV train driver. FEA alumna Nausheen Dadabhoy ('05) served as Director of Photography. A festival trailer can be viewed here.


 Tickling Giants

Free screening of Tickling Giants

When: Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30pm

Where: University Theatre (UT-108)

During the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef left his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Called "the Egyptian Jon Stewart," Bassem created the satirical show, Al Bernameg, which became the most viewed TV program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode. (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart averaged two million viewers.)

In a country where free speech is not settled law, Bassem's show is as controversial as it is popular. Tickling Giants, the 2016 documentary directed by Sara Taksler, follows the team of Al Bernameg as they discover that democracy is not easily won. The young women and men working on Bassem's show are fearless revolutionaries who also happen to be really, really funny.

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Screening time: 111 minutes. Organized by FEA Prof. Elyusha Vafaeisefat. Sponsored by the Department of Film & Electronic Arts.


FEA Student Film Exhibitions:

Friday Night Shorts Fest (films from intermediate production courses)

When: Friday May 19 at 7:00pm

Where: University Theatre

Annual Creative Nonfiction Film Showcase

When: Saturday May 20 at 5:00pm

Where: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton St, Long Beach

Annual Narrative Film Showcase

When: Saturday May 20 at 7:30pm

Where: Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton St, Long Beach

Admission is free for all May 19-20 events. Parking: $7

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