CSULB FEA Department Office: UTC 104      Phone: 562-985-5404     Fax: 562-985-5405

FEA Faculty
& Staff

Department Chair
Anne D'Zmura

Administrative Coordinator
Donna Thomas

Academic Advisors
Lorenzo Gutiérrez-Jarquin
Adriane Howze

Susan Bloom
Kent Hayward
Ben Huff
Adam Moore
Helen Hood Scheer
David Waldman

Lecturers: Media Production
Fletcher Beasley
Dennis Burke
Neil Corbin
Peter Kolstad
Rafael Nieto
Kevin O'Brien
Ricardo Silva
Matthew Steidl
Jack Tucker

Lecturers: Screenwriting
Bonnie Blackburn
Morgan Land
W. Reed Moran

Lecturers: Critical Studies
Rowena Aquino
Jason Gendler
David O'Grady
Sudeep Sharma
Larry Smith
Phil Wagner

Technical Staff
Christopher Maldonado
Robert Rhyu

Kent Hayward

Kent Hayward
Office:UTC 238
Office Hours:  By appointment

MFA, Live-Action Film and Video
California Institute of the Arts

BA, Communication Arts
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kent Hayward is a filmmaker, writer, director, and film production instructor. He earned his BA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying under David Bordwell, J.J. Murphy, and Tino Balio. He received his MFA in film production from the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied narrative, documentary, and experimental filmmaking with Thom Andersen, James Benning, and Jules Engel. Hayward has taught film production and film studies at Loyola-Marymount University, California State University San Bernardino, and El Camino College.

Hayward's work has been screened at over 25 festivals, including Dances with Films, DocuWest, New Filmmakers, and Film Independent's Cinema Lounge. The Los Angeles Times' Kevin Thomas declared Hayward's film Homestead Artifact "deeply affecting... Hayward has succeeded beautifully." LA Weekly called it "an affecting rumination on the importance of memories." In 2014, 7 Dudley Cinema at the historic Beyond Baroque Arts Center in Los Angeles hosted a retrospective of Hayward's films, including August, Dream Experiment #2, and his documentary about walking across L.A., Sunset to Sunset.

Hayward began working in the film industry in visual effects and editorial on Hollywood blockbusters including The Dark Knight, Inception, Terminator 3, and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator. He's also done extensive post-production work on 3-D IMAX movies such as James Cameron's Aliens of the Deep and Ghosts of the Abyss.

More recently, Hayward's editing company, Chops, produced creative content for clients including Radio City Music Hall and Random House. Hayward has curated outdoor summer film screenings for the L.A. Drive-In Movie Series and the Venice Canals Row-In Movie Series.

Currently, Hayward is collaborating with current and former CSULB students on webisodes for a transmedia production based on the world of his screenplay Lunar Estates. He is also fundraising for a new documentary.