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



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.


ALL CTVA STUDENTS, except those in the Grad Program, have enrollment holds and must attend one advisement session in order to enroll for Fall 2015 classes. *

All freshmen currently in their first semester must receive advisement at the Mike Curb College Student Resource Center/EOP Office, NH 135. Any freshmen admitted Fall 2014 (students entering their third semester) must receive advisement from Kathleen McWilliams (e-mail request to ctva411@csun.edu, include ID # and phone).

* EOP/Probation/APA students have additional advisement requirements. Please check with the Mike Curb College Student Resource Center/EOP Office: NH 135, 818-677-2024. All other CTVA majors must receive advisement from faculty by attending one of these option-specific sessions: (READ MORE ABOUT ADVISEMENT)

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