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.


Portfolio instructions for Fall 2016 admission to the BA Option in Narrative Production will be available here in October 2015.


Congratulations to our student finalists in the 2015 CSU Media Arts Festival!


  • Lidieth Arevalo Hernandez, Sin Raiz


  • Tayler Nicholson and Kelsey Reyes, Lucky Strike

Music Video

  • Chad Corhan, Do the Whatevah

Short Screenplay

  • Tayler Nicholson, Lucky Strike

Episodic Television

  • Nicole Jowett, The Fiction Show: Paradormal Activity

Finalist screening and awards ceremony will be held Saturday November 7 at Cal State LA.


Free outdoor screening of This Ain't California

Tuesday October 6 at 7:00 pm, plaza in front of University Art Museum

 This Ain't California poster

This Ain't California (2012) is Germany's Dogtown and Z-Boys, a punk-inspired documentary about early skateboarding crews in East Germany.

Free popcorn provided! Introduced by German film scholar Prof. Katja Schroeter of the University of New Mexico.

Sponsored by the German Embassy, the University Art Museum, and the FEA, RGRLL, and Geography departments.

View trailer

Download flyer


Free screening of Let the Fire Burn with director Jason Osder

Tuesday October 27 at 7:00pm, University Theatre (UT-108)

 Let the Fire Burn poster

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 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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