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Department Chair: Jerry Mosher

Department Office: University Telecommunications Center (UTC), Room 104

Telephone: (562) 985-5404

Faculty: Jack Anderson (Emeritus), Tom Blomquist, Sharyn Blumenthal, Kent Hayward, Adam Moore, Jerry Mosher, Micheal C. Pounds (Emeritus), Jose Sanchez-H (Emeritus), Helen Hood Scheer.

Administrative Coordinator: Donna Thomas

Academic Advisor: Lorenzo Gutierrez-Jarquin

Instructional Support Technician: Steve Hubbert

Information Technology Consultant: Robert Rhyu

Equipment Room Coordinator: Christopher Maldonado

Career Possibilities

Producer • Director • Screenwriter • Cinematographer • Film Editor • Sound Designer • Studio Engineer • Production Designer • Visual Effects Designer • Digital Animator • Production Supervisor • Casting Supervisor • Media Educator • Media Archivist • Media Publicist • Production Equipment Specialist (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)

Introduction

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 film, audio, and video, and digital production modes. Theory and aesthetics are taught as an integral part of the development of production skills.

Admissions

Incoming freshmen are admitted as “Pre-Film and Electronic Arts” (i.e., Pre-FEA Theory and Practice of Cinema or Pre-FEA Narrative Production). There is no portfolio requirement for incoming freshman applicants. During their first few semesters at CSULB, students will complete lower-division General Education requirements as well as lower-division FEA courses. Continuation in the major is subject to meeting the Major-Specific Declaration Requirements (see below) at CSULB that indicate the student's ability to succeed and complete the major.

For more information regarding the University admissions process for incoming freshmen, please visit: http://web.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/freshmen.html

Current CSULB students

To be considered for admission to one of the options in Film and Electronic Arts, applicants must complete the following

Major-Specific Declaration Requirements:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75
  • Major preparation courses or articulated equivalents (grade of C or better required):
    • ART 110 Introduction to the Visual Arts; or AH 111B Foundation Art History II
    • FEA 205 Film History
    • FEA 206 History of Broadcasting
    • FEA 207 Introduction to Screenwriting
    • FEA 299 Media Aesthetics
  • Required General Education Foundation courses (grade of C or better required):
    • Written Communication (A1)
    • Oral Communication (A2)
    • Critical Thinking (A3)
    • Mathematics (B2)
  • Portfolio requirements
    • Applicants to the Option in Narrative Production must also submit a portfolio that is approved by a department faculty review committee. Contact department for details of portfolio submission. Admission to the Option in Narrative Production is limited.
    • Applicants to the Option in Theory and Practice of Cinema are not required to submit a portfolio for review.

Incoming transfer students

Incoming transfer students must apply to the University during the initial Fall filing period for the following Fall semester, or August for the following Spring semester. Applicants must indicate their choice of FEA major option on the application (i.e., FEA Theory and Practice of Cinema or FEA Narrative Production). In addition to the University transfer admissions requirements, applicants must complete the following Major-Specific Admissions Requirements to be considered for admission to the major:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75
  • Required major preparation courses (grade of C or better required):
    • ART 110 - Introduction to the Visual Arts; or AH 111B - Foundation Art History II; or articulated equivalent
  • A minimum of two of the following (effective Fall 2017 admissions):
    • FEA 205 - Film History
    • FEA 206 - History of Broadcasting
    • FEA 207 - Introduction to Screenwriting
    • FEA 299 - Media Aesthetics
    • * Transfer students who do not complete FEA 205, FEA 206, FEA 207, or FEA 299 must do so during their first semester at CSULB.
  • Required General Education Foundation courses (grade of C or better required):
    • Written Communication (A1)
    • Oral Communication (A2)
    • Critical Thinking (A3)
    • Mathematics (B2)
  • Portfolio requirements
    • Applicants to the Option in Narrative Production must also submit a portfolio that is approved by a department faculty review committee. Contact department for details of portfolio submission. Admission to the Option in Narrative Production is limited.
    • Applicants to the Option in Theory and Practice of Cinema are not required to submit a portfolio for review.

For more information regarding the University admissions process for transfer students, please visit: http://web.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/transfers.html


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