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.


 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


 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.


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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