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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Portfolios for Fall 2018 admission to the Option in Narrative Production were due February 25, 2018, and are no longer being accepted.

Portfolio instructions for Fall 2019 admission to the Option in Narrative Production will appear here in November 2018. Transfer students must first apply for admission to CSULB by November 30, 2018.


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HFPA Donates $65,000!

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the following donations to the CSULB Film and Electronic Arts Department for 2018-19:

  • $60,000 for student scholarships
  • $5,000 for the HFPA Scholarship Endowment

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


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TED Talk Cinematographer Gets Millions of Views

David Waldman, associate professor of Film and Electronic Arts and professional cinematographer, has filmed more than 2,000 TED Talks. In this CSU faculty profile, Waldman shares an insider's view of shooting TED's popular series and how the work compares to other forms of cinematic storytelling.


 Nicole Ilagan

FEA student named Outstanding Graduate of the College of the Arts

FEA major Nicole Ilagan has been named the outstanding graduate of the College of the Arts for 2017-18. Nicole specialized in broadcast production and served as executive producer of College Beat TV and director of communications for the first TEDxCSULB conference. In Spring 2017 she earned a nationally competitive NBC internship on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in New York City. Nicole graduated with honors in December 2017, and now works as a production coordinator at NBC-Universal in Burbank. Congratulations, Nicole!


 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


FEA New Student Mixer

Friday September 7 at 12:30pm, University Theatre

Meet and greet with FEA faculty, staff, and students.


Long Beach QFilm Festival

September 6-9
Long Beach Art Theatre

More information

 Robert Mapplethorpe Q Films

The FEA Department is proud to be a community partner for the QFilm Festival screening of: Mapplethorpe

Friday, September 7 at 9:15 pm
Long Beach Art Theatre


Long Beach Community Film Festivals:

Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

August 29-September 2
Cinemark at the Pike Theaters

Cambodia Town Film Festival

September 13-16
Long Beach Art Theatre

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Appointment Procedures and Guidelines

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

Information Sessions for Prospective and Newly Admitted Students

Learn more about:

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

RSVP here

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