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

Portfolio instructions for Fall 2018 admission to the Option in Narrative Production will appear here in November 2017. Portfolios will be due in February 2018. Transfer students must first apply for admission to CSULB by November 30, 2017. See our Admissions page for more information.


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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


 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 Mixer

Friday September 8 at 12:30pm, University Theatre

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


Long Beach Community Film Festivals:

Long Beach Indie International Film Festival

August 30-September 3

Cinemark at the Pike Theaters

Long Beach QFilm Festival

September 7-10

Long Beach Art Theatre

Cambodia Town Film Festival

September 14-17

Long Beach Art Theatre

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Appointment Procedures and Guidelines

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

Information Sessions

Learn more about:

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


October 20, 2017: 1:00-2:30 PM
November 17, 2017: 3:00-4:30 PM


October 20, 2017: 3:00-4:30 PM
November 17, 2017: 1:00-2:30 PM

* 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