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How to Apply: Major-Specific Admissions Requirements

Film & Electronic Arts (FEA)

 

Our innovative program emphasizes both theory and practice.  Focusing on the integration of moving images, culture, and technology, the curriculum is designed to develop technical skills while providing a foundational education in the arts and humanities.

 

The faculty consists of industry professionals and media scholars with diverse skills that encompass film, digital, and broadcast production.  Media history and aesthetics are taught as an integral part of production practices. 

 

There is no portfolio requirement for incoming first year applicants. 

 

Incoming First Year Students

First year students interested in Film and Electronic Arts (FEA) are admitted as "Pre-Film and Electronic Arts."  There is no portfolio requirement for incoming first year applicants. 

 

During their first few semesters at CSULB, students should complete lower-division general education requirements as well as the lower-division FEA courses. Continuation in the major is subject to meeting specific lower-division course and GPA requirements at CSULB that indicate the student's ability to succeed and complete the major. 

 

For more information regarding the University admissions for first year process, please visit the University Freshmen Admission Eligibility website. 

 

Current CSULB Students

 

To be considered for admission to the Film and Electronic Arts major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  •   Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75 

  •   Required lower-division preparation courses or articulated equivalents with a   minimum grade of "C" or better:  

  •   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 208 – Introduction to Film Production 

  •   FEA 299 - Media Aesthetics 

  •   Required General Education Foundation courses with a minimum grade of "C" or better:  

  •   Oral Communication  

  •   Written Communication  

  •   Critical Thinking  

  •   Mathematics 

 

Applicants to the Option in Narrative Production must also submit a portfolio that is approved by a department faculty review committee. Portfolio instructions are generally posted in early November and portfolios are submitted in February. There is no portfolio requirement for the Option in Theory & Practice of Film.

 

Incoming Transfer Students

 

In addition to the University admissions requirements, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  •   Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75 

  •   Required lower-division preparation courses or articulated equivalents with a minimum grade of "C" or better:  

  •   ART 110 - Introduction to the Visual Arts or AH 111B - Foundation Art History II 

  •   A minimum of two of the following courses:

  •   FEA 205 - Film History 

  •   FEA 206 - History of Broadcasting 

  •   FEA 207 - Introduction to Screenwriting 

  •   FEA 208 – Introduction to Film Production 

  •   FEA 299 - Media Aesthetics 

  •   Required General Education foundation courses with a minimum grade of "C" or better:  

  •   Oral Communication  

  •   Written Communication  

  •   Critical Thinking  

  •   Mathematics 

 

Transfer students who do not complete FEA 205, FEA 206, FEA 207, FEA 208 or FEA 299 must do so during their first semester at CSULB. 

 

Applicants to the Option in Narrative Production must also submit a portfolio that is approved by a department faculty review committee. Portfolio instructions are generally posted in early November and portfolios are submitted in early& late February. 

 

Transfer students must apply for admission to CSULB by November 30th for Fall admission. 

 

There is no portfolio requirement for the Option in Theory & Practice of Film.

 

For more information regarding the University admissions process, please visit the University Transfer Admission Eligibility