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.


Portfolios for Fall 2016 admission to the Option in Narrative Production are due February 15, 2016. Download portfolio instructions here.

Note: Transfer students must first apply for admission to CSULB by November 30, 2015 for Fall 2016 admission.


 Home Alone

FEA lecturer John Muto, who served as production designer on Home Alone, is interviewed in the December 2015 issue of Vanity Fair about the making of the film's fabricated gangster movie, "Angels With Filthy Souls." 20th Century Fox recently celebrated Home Alone's 25th anniversary with a new Blu-ray collector's edition.


 Johnny Mam

FEA alumnus Johnny Mam, director of operations for the Cambodia Town Film Festival, discusses in the Long Beach Press-Telegram how his Hollywood Foreign Press Association scholarship jump-started his career.


 Share America

FEA international students featured in Share America article about global perspectives in Hollywood filmmaking.


Quandaries: A Documentary Film Series

Featuring three award-winning documentary feature films and post-screening discussions with the directors, Quandaries explores the boundaries and gray areas between what is ethical versus legal, as well as differences between documentary filmmaking and traditional journalism.

Series organized by Prof. Helen Hood Scheer and funded by a Visiting Fellows grant from the CSU Entertainment Industry Initiative.

Screenings are free and open to the public

 Frame By Frame

Frame By Frame (2015)
Special guest: co-director Alexandria Bombach

When: Thursday February 4 at 10:00am
Where: Beach Auditorium (in University Student Union)

After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own— reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.


American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2013)
Special guest: director Grace Lee

When: Tuesday April 12 at 7:30pm
Where: University Theater (UT-108)

Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman in Detroit whose vision of revolution is surprising. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future.


(T)error (2015)
Special guest: co-director Lyric R. Cabral

Date and venue to be announced.

Saeed "Shariff" Torres, a counterterrorism informant for more than two decades, takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to follow his covert efforts to befriend a suspected jihadist—without informing his superiors.


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