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
    • documentary production
    • broadcast production
    • cinematography
    • editing
    • sound design
    • screenwriting
    • production management
    • critical practice
  • 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 2015 entrance to the BA Option in Narrative Production are due February 5, 2015. Portfolio requirements and submission guidelines are available here.

Note: Transfer students must apply to the university in October-November 2014 before submitting their portfolio; see Admissions tab and "How to apply." University admissions instructions for transfer students are here.


Congratulations to our FEA student award winners at the 2014 CSU Media Arts Festival, held Saturday November 8 at Cal State L.A.!

Narrative film:

  • 1st place: Viki Lopez, Emotional Coup
  • 2nd place: Gabriel Garcia, Dear Loved Ones
  • 3rd place: Nicole Jowett, Miss Virginia
  • 4th place: David Gutel, A Prickly Situation

Experimental film:

  • 1st place: Nicholas Morelli, Story of Your Life

Television production:

  • 1st place: Santiago Calogero, Powerpack 11200 - Powermax commercial

Documentary film:

  • 2nd place: Robert Douglas and Rodney Velasquez, From the Heart of Brahma

Short Screenplay:

  • 2nd place: Gabriel Garcia, Dear Loved Ones

Complete results here.


Commemorating the World War I centennial:

Screening of Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory (1957)

Wednesday September 3 at 8pm, University Theater

Free admission

Paths of Glory

Kirk Douglas stars as a French colonel who must defend his men from being executed for cowardice after they fail to complete an impossible mission. One of the greatest films about "The Great War," Paths of Glory is director Stanley Kubrick's first masterpiece, a haunting film depicting the ruthlessness of the war's military leaders and the futility of trench warfare.


FEA Student Mixer

Friday September 5 at 11am, University Theater

Meet and greet with FEA faculty, staff, and students


Justice on Trial Film Festival

Friday and Saturday September 26-27, University Theater

Schedule and more information here


Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall:

Screening of Divided Heaven/Der geteilte Himmel (Konrad Wolf, 1964)

Wednesday November 12 at 7:30pm, University Theater

Free admission

Divided Heaven

Set in 1961, Divided Heaven portrays a bittersweet romance in East Germany between Rita and her lover, Manfred, who escapes to West Berlin just before the Berlin Wall is constructed. Produced in East Germany and demonstrating the stylistic influence of the French New Wave, Divided Heaven is now considered one of the most important films of postwar Germany.

Co-sponsored by the CSULB German Studies program and the University Art Museum in conjunction with the UAM exhibit Barbara Klemm — Light and Dark: Photographs from Germany.


Fall FEA Student Film Showcase

This event has been cancelled. Student films produced in academic year 2014-15 will be screened at a two-day FEA Spring Showcase on May 8-9, 2015. Please return to this page in Spring 2015 for details.