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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Portfolios for Fall 2016 admission to the Option in Narrative Production were due February 15, 2016, and are no longer being accepted.

Portfolio instructions for Fall 2017 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, 2016.


 Masanobu Takayanagi - Schwartz' Cinematography Class

Cinematographer and FEA alumnus Masanobu Takayanagi ('00) visited Prof. Philip Schwartz's Lighting class on February 23 to share his insights and experience with FEA cinematography students. In 2015 Takayanagi served as director of photography on Spotlight, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. His cinematographer credits include Black Mass (2015), Out of the Furnace (2013), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Grey (2011), and Warrior (2011).


FEA Career Day / Panel Discussion

Saturday April 23 at 1:00pm, Lecture Hall 151

"The Real Deal" -- a panel discussion in which eight of FEA's most accomplished recent graduates talk about how they got started in their careers.

Followed by breakout sessions in which the panelists host informal Q&A discussions in nearby classrooms.

Free admission. Light refreshments provided.


 NBFF 2016

FEA student film showcase at the Newport Beach Film Festival

Sunday April 24 at 12:30pm

The Studio at Sage Hill School, 20402 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92657

Admission: $5

The line-up:

  • Lucky Strike (Tayler Nicholson, narrative; 13 min.)
  • The Legend of Kenny Hobbs (Joseph Horne, narrative; 14 min.)
  • Weekender (Chad Corhan, narrative; 17 min.)
  • Sin Raiz (Lidieth Arevalo & Carlos Mendez, documentary; 19 min.)
  • Elite Forever (Trent Monahan, documentary; 20 min.)



FEA Student Film Exhibitions

Featuring films produced in FEA courses during the 2015-16 academic year.

Friday Night Shorts Fest

Friday May 13 at 7:30pm, University Theatre

Creative Nonfiction Film Showcase

Saturday May 14 at 5:00pm, Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Narrative Film Showcase

Saturday May 14 at 7:30pm, Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Admission is free for all May 13-14 events. Parking: $5

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