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.


 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.


 The Seventh Fire

Free screening of The Seventh Fire
Special guest: Director Jack Pettibone Riccobono

When: Thursday, March 23 at 6:45pm

Where: Lecture Hall 151

In this acclaimed 2015 documentary, gang leader Rob Brown is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, and must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved American Indian community in northern Minnesota.

As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protege, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.

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Event organized by Prof. Helen Hood Scheer and funded by a Visiting Fellows Grant from the CSU Entertainment Alliance.


 Ovarian Psycos

Free screening of Ovarian Psycos

Special guests: Directors Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle

When: Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30pm

Where: University Theatre (UT-108)

In this 2016 documentary, the Ovarian Psycos ride at night through the dangerous streets of Eastside Los Angeles, using their bikes to confront the violence in their lives. At the helm of the crew is founder Xela de la X, a single mother and poet M.C. dedicated to recruiting an unapologetic, misfit crew of women of color.

The film intimately chronicles Xela as she struggles to strike a balance between her activism and nine-year-old daughter; street artist Andi, who is estranged from her family and journeys to become a leader within the crew; and bright-eyed recruit Evie, who despite poverty, and the concerns of her protective Salvadoran mother, discovers a newfound confidence.


Event organized by Prof. Helen Hood Scheer and funded by a Visiting Fellows Grant from the CSU Entertainment Alliance.

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