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Entertainment Industry Institute logoEntertainment Industry Institute

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Director: Prof. Bob Gustafson, Department of Cinema and Television Arts. Description: Will (1) promote, coordinate and support campus programs involving the entertainment industry; (2) support development of innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum and degree programs by bringing together expertise and perspectives from interested departments and colleges; (3) help students realize their educational goals in preparation for careers in the entertainment industry; (4) solicit, assign, and manage internship opportunities; (5) establish the college as a center of research and creative activity related to the entertainment industry; (6) promote closer ties between the college and industry by creating and maintaining substantive partnerships, and by helping the industry learn about the college; (7) assist the college in development efforts; and (8) advance the artistic, cultural and economic life of the surrounding communities. Contact Information:

Tom & Ethel Bradley Center

Director: Prof. Kent Kirkton, Department of Journalism. Description: Collect, preserve, and disseminate the visual history of the region, promote research, serve as a center for the exchange of ideas about our visual history and contribute to the region’s educational efforts through exhibitions, programs and digital archives. The Bradley Center brings together faculty, students and scholars with an interest in photojournalism and/or visual history to facilitate research and related academic projects.  The Bradley Center expands and opens avenues of cooperation and scholarly activities among faculty and students across the university and has provided opportunities for professional growth for faculty and students along with providing benefits to the larger community served by the university. Contact Information:  ; (818) 677-3037; Sagebrush Hall, Rm. 201.

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Director: Prof. Dave Moon, Department of Art. Description: On-campus “think tank” providing creative services and solutions to on-and off-campus clients. VISCOM combines teaching and research when our faculty, students, and industry professionals’ work together to solve problems and create innovative design solutions. Contact Information: email: website form; (818) 677-3022; Art Center 409.

Accord: Arts and Communication Community Outreach, Research and Development
Director: Dan Hosken, Interim Dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication

Description: To facilitate relationships between faculty and students of the College of AMC and the professional arts, educational and communication communities; to develop activities designed to assist the community in satisfying its cultural and educational needs through courses, lectures, workshops, seminars, performances, publications and exhibitions. Contact Information: (818) 677-2246; Nordhoff Hall, 211.

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Director: Prof. John Roscigno, Department of Music
Contact Information:, (818) 677-3074, Cypress Hall

Description: The CSUN Youth Orchestras program is a vibrant multi-orchestra program for young musicians from San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. Currently there are over 250 students enrolled in the program. The six ensembles meet on a weekly basis on Saturdays or Sundays. The groups are conducted by some of the finest music educators in Southern California. Auditions take place in early September and also in the late spring.

da vinci man in a circleFigure Drawing Workshop 

Director: Prof. Ed Alfano, Department of Art
Contact Information:, (818) 677-2348, Art and Design Center, Room 120

Description: The CSUN Department of Art offers self guided figure drawing workshops during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The workshops are designed to let participants spend an extended period of time with live models to master their drawing skills. The sessions include beginning to advanced students. Students determine which hours they attend. Some come late after work and others find it best to leave early. 

Usually, there are 13 or 14 sessions each semester that are scheduled on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings between 5:30 and 9:30pm in Art and Design Center rooms 602 or 604. Attendees do not have to be enrolled at CSUN.

The fee is either $55.00 for the whole semester or $5.00 per session and can be paid at the workshop. Those who wish to sign up for the whole semester can also pay at Room 100 at the Art Department Advisement Center. Checks should be payable to California State University, Northridge. When mailing, send the payment to: California State University, Northridge, Attn- Dana LaMonica/Art Department 8300, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8300.

wellness clinic teacher working with young studentMusic Therapy Wellness Clinic

Director: Prof. Ron Borczon, Department of Music
Contact:, (818) 677-5663; Cypress Hall 150

Description: The Music Therapy Wellness Clinic provides individual designated music activities for children and adults with disabilities and special challenges, including autism, developmental delay, physical, mental and emotional disorders, and learning disabilities. The Music Therapy Wellness Clinic is dedicated to creating an environment where an individual with special challenges can acquire necessary life skills through the unique, creative, and enjoyable medium of music.

Our therapists are internationally recognized and encompass a range of techniques and areas of expertise. Our entire treatment team is dedicated to creating the opportunity for each participant to express his or her true creative essence while gaining needed skills and enhancing self-esteem.

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Director: Prof. Doug Kaback, Department of Theatre
Contact Information:, (818) 677-5811

Description: The Teenage Drama Workshop (TADW) is an intense, six-week, summer stock-style conservatory in which teenagers work with directors, designers, and university students on performing, writing, and technical skills. Students, ages 12-18, attend weekday classes in acting, voice, dance, musical theatre, design, improvisation, and playwriting. In addition to classes, students have the opportunity to perform in the production program that presents live theatre to children and young audiences in the San Fernando Valley. The plays are selected for their value to the community as well as the performers. Begun in 1958, TADW is the longest running workshop of its kind in the nation.