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Department Chair: Jerry Mosher

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

Telephone: (562) 985-5404

Faculty: Jack Anderson, Tom Blomquist, Sharyn Blumenthal, Robert Finney (Emeritus), Brian Alan Lane (Emeritus), Jerry Mosher, Micheal C. Pounds, Jose Sanchez-H.

Administrative Coordinator: Donna Thomas

Academic Advisor: Lorenzo Gutierrez-Jarquin

Instructional Support Technician: Steve Hubbert

Information Technology Consultant: Robert Rhyu

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 Admissions 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 Admissions Requirements:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.50 (Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for Fall 2016 admissions)
  • 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 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 receive a positive recommendation from faculty following review of a portfolio submitted by the applicant. 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: 2.50 (Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for Fall 2016 admissions)
  • equired major preparation course (grade of C or better required):
    • ART 110 - Introduction to the Visual Arts; or
    • AH 111B - Foundation Art History II; or articulated equivalent.
  • Additional lower-division preparation courses* (grade of C or better required):
    • FEA 205 - Film History
    • FEA 206 - History of Broadcasting
    • FEA 299 - Media Aesthetics
    • * Transfer students who do not have access to an articulated equivalent course must complete FEA 205, FEA 206, and FEA 299 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 receive a positive recommendation from faculty following review of a portfolio submitted by the applicant. 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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