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
  • 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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Narrative Production Admissions for Fall 2018

Portfolios for Fall 2018 admission to the Option in Narrative Production are due February 25, 2018. Download portfolio instructions here.


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FEA Students Win Top Awards at CSU Media Arts Festival!

Congratulations to our student award winners at the 2017 CSU Media Arts Festival, a juried competition among CSU film/media programs, held Saturday November 4 at CSU Dominguez Hills.

Best in Show and Audience Choice Award

  • Sean Geisterfer, The Sound of Love

Narrative Film

  • 1st place: Sean Geisterfer, The Sound of Love
  • 2nd place: Alexandra Petrus, Mourning Dove
  • 3rd place: Vilma Valladeres, Coal Hearts

Documentary Film

  • 1st place: Charles Watson, Mottanai
  • 2nd place: Stephanie Jabri, Mule
  • 3rd place: Jair Holguin, Turning Point

Experimental Film

  • 1st place: Laura Aika Tanimoto, Hap-PINE-ness

Music Video

  • 1st place: Daniel Alvarado, "Bobby" by Hannah

Short Screenplay

  • 2nd place: Gabriela Menegus, Constant State of Flux
  • 3rd place: Aileen Garcia, Milo


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HFPA Donates $95,000!

At its annual Grants Banquet on August 2, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the following donations to the CSULB Film and Electronic Arts Department for 2017-18:

  • $60,000 for student scholarships
  • $30,000 one-time grant for documentary production equipment
  • $5,000 for the HFPA Scholarship Endowment

FEA faculty, staff, and students gratefully acknowledge the HFPA's continued philanthropic support!


 College Values Online Top Degree Programs 2017

FEA ranked #4 Top Value Undergraduate Film Program in U.S.

Focusing on affordability and return on investment, College Values Online has ranked CSULB's Film and Electronic Arts Department as the #4 "top value" Bachelor's Film Studies program in the nation for 2017-2018.

"Top Value" film school rankings are based on well-rounded, relevant curriculum; film and merit-based scholarship opportunities; recognition in the film industry job market; state-of-the-art film and production equipment; alumni success; and film-related features of particular distinction.

View the Top 30 list of "Top Value" Bachelor's Film Studies Programs

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Appointment Procedures and Guidelines

How to use SSC - Advising & Tutoring (.pdf)

Information Sessions for Prospective Students

Learn more about:

  • FEA Major Options
  • FEA-specific admission requirements
  • Campus resources
  • Student organizations
  • Film & TV facilities



Spring 2018 session dates will be announced in Jan-Feb 2018.

All sessions held at:

University Telecommunications Center, Room 127 (UTC-127)
CSU Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840

Phone: (562) 985-5404
Email: film.ambassador@csulb.edu