Electronic Media Management selection featuring mixing boardFilm production selection featuring 35mm cameraMedia theory and criticism selection featuring Armer TheaterComputer keyboard/multimedia production buttonRadio selection featuring microphoneScreenwriting selection featuring script pageTV production selection featuring tv cameras on stageComputer keyboard, scripts, yellow post-it note/graduate screenwriting button


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Welcome to the CSUN Department of Cinema of Television Arts, located in the heart of the entertainment industry.  With eight programs of study, CTVA offers unparalleled opportunities for academic and professional training in a richly diverse environment.

Our faculty bring extensive professional experience to the classrooms, studios and labs, and are committed to instilling the knowledge, expertise, creative and analytical skills that will allow students to achieve their goals in the fields of television, film and new media.

We are housed in Manzanita Hall, designed by world-renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern. Our facilities are industry-standard and include film and television sound stages, post-production and mixing suites, a new media lab, a digital visual effects and animation suite, and the 130-seat Armer Theater.  The CSUN Cinematheque regularly programs film series and other screenings and events in the Armer.

CTVA alumni work in every facet of the entertainment industry.  Extensive relationships with studios, networks, production companies and other organizations provide students with access to internships, jobs and other collaborative opportunities.

CSUN is also home to the new Valley Performing Arts Center, which, with its vibrant and eclectic performance program, has quickly become the intellectual and cultural center of the San Fernando Valley.



If you took a course at another college that is the equivalent of a CTVA lower-division core course, and if that course taken elsewhere is not recognized by SOLAR as the prerequisite for an upper-division CTVA course that you are eligible to take next semester, please follow the instructions below: 

  1. Send an e-mail to  . Type “REGISTRATION” in the subject line.
  2. State your FULL NAME and STUDENT ID NUMBER in the body of the e-mail.
  3. Indicate the three-digit CTVA COURSE NUMBER and the five-digit CTVA CLASS ID NUMBER of the course(s) in which you want to enroll.

CTVA Tours

sound mixing room

Available 10am - 3pm Monday through Friday. Please make an appointment by:

  • calling the Script Library at 818.677.4251 or