Department Chair: Micheal C. Pounds
Department Office: University Telecommunications Center (UTC), Room 104
Telephone: (562) 985-5404
Faculty: Jack Anderson, Tom Blomquist, Sharyn Blumenthal, Brian Alan Lane, Jerry Mosher, Micheal C. Pounds, Jose Sanchez-H.
Administrative Coordinator: Donna Thomas
Instructional Support Technician: Steve Hubbert
Information Technology Consultant: Robert Rhyu
Technical Director • Sound Effects Technician • Film Editor • Producer • Director • Screenwriter • Script Reader • Studio Operations Engineer • Sales Representative for Video Equipment • Teacher • Media Specialist • Public Relations Specialist • Sound Technician • Filmmaker • Cinema Photographer • Costume Designer • Production Coordinator (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)
Film and Electronic Arts is an innovative program that emphasizes both theory and practice. Focusing upon the integration of media and the arts, as well as upon the impact of technology on our culture, the curriculum is designed to provide technical skills while developing a foundation in the arts and the humanities.
The faculty provides a diversity of expertise and interests which cross traditional media lines while integrating the traditional film, audio, and video production modes. Theory and aesthetics are taught as an integral part of the development of production skills.
To be eligible for admission to the major in Film and Electronic Arts, applicants must demonstrate the following prior to the semester for which the application is submitted: Applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must provide a portfolio of work and should contact the department for information on how to submit the portfolio. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. The number of applicants who can be admitted is limited by space availability. Eligible applicants will be selected for admission based on cumulative grade point average.
Students who fail to meet the supplemental screening criteria may not continue in the major and may re-apply only once in accordance with University policy regarding impacted majors.