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 (new for Fall 2015)
  • abundant internship and networking opportunities
  • a chance to collaborate on creative projects with talented and highly motivated students on our beautiful Long Beach campus

We invite you to explore the pages of our website and to contact us for more information.


Portfolios for Fall 2016 admission to the Option in Narrative Production are due February 15, 2016. Download portfolio instructions here.

Note: Transfer students must first apply for admission to CSULB by November 30, 2015 for Fall 2016 admission.


 Johnny Mam

FEA alumnus Johnny Mam, director of operations for the Cambodia Town Film Festival, discusses in the Long Beach Press-Telegram how his Hollywood Foreign Press Association scholarship jump-started his career.


FEA international students featured in Share America article about global perspectives in Hollywood filmmaking.


FEA Narrative Production program featured in the Long Beach Union Weekly.


Congratulations to our student award winners at the 2015 CSU Media Arts Festival!

Music Video

  • Chad Corhan, Do the Whatevah: 1st Place


  • Lidieth Arevalo Hernandez, Sin Raiz: 3rd Place


  • Tayler Nicholson and Kelsey Reyes, Lucky Strike: 4th Place

Short Screenplay

  • Tayler Nicholson, Lucky Strike: 3rd Place

Episodic Television

  • Nicole Jowett, The Fiction Show: Paradormal Activity: 3rd Place


Free screening of Stray Dog (2014)

Tuesday October 13 at 7 pm, Carpenter Center

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Stray Dog is a contemplative portrait of Ron "Stray Dog" Hall, a biker, small-dog lover, and Vietnam vet. Directed by Debra Granik (director of Winter's Bone).

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A free ticketed event. Reserve ticket here


Free screening of Let the Fire Burn with director Jason Osder

Tuesday October 27 at 7:30pm, University Theatre (UT-108)

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The critically acclaimed documentary Let the Fire Burn (2013) uses archival footage to depict the controversial confrontation between Philadelphia police and the black liberation group MOVE in 1985 that resulted in 11 deaths (including five children) and the destruction of more than 60 homes.

Director Jason Osder will discuss the film with FEA professor Helen Hood Scheer.

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Sponsored by the Department of Film and Electronic Arts. Support from the CSULB Library; School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management; Dept of Africana Studies; Dept of Journalism and Mass Communications; and Dept of Sociology.

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