Welcome to the CSUN Department of Cinema and Television Arts, located in the heart of the entertainment industry. With seven 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 Elaine and Alan Armer Screening Room. 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 Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, which, with its vibrant and eclectic performance program, has quickly become the intellectual and cultural center of the San Fernando Valley.
When Orlina first started, he didn’t know just how far pursuing his passions might take him. “I got really excited when I got my first view!” he said. He has since come a long way, with all his original content now reaching about 30,000 people globally. Read more
Dilek Ince, who graduated from California State University, Northridge in August with a bachelor’s degree in film, took a huge step forward today in cementing her career as a filmmaker. The Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards has given Ince’s senior film project, “Amal,” its Jury Award in the category of Outstanding Women Student Filmmakers. Read more
For the second year in a row, the entertainment news website The Wrap has hailed California State University, Northridge as one of its Top 50 Film Schools. Read more
Prof. Alexis Krasilovsky wins award with first novel entitled SEX AND THE CYBORG GODDESS. Read more
This month, CSUN’s top-rated Department of Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) brought industry professionals to campus for the Entertainment Industry Institute symposium. The department hosted a lineup of speakers and workshops on Saturday, Sept. 22. Several industry leaders, many of whom are CSUN alumni, appeared at Manzanita Hall for a day full of valuable industry insights, skills-based training, entertaining anecdotes and essential advice. Read more
California State University, Northridge’s fall Cinematheque series will pay homage to women’s contributions in television, film and other media. Read more
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded California State University, Northridge $60,000 to support the university’s film students. Read more
Nate Thomas, head of the film production option in the California State University, Northridge Department of Cinema and Television Arts, was honored this month by the National Congress of Black Women Los Angeles Chapter (NCBW-LAC) with its “Good Brother’s Award” at the organization’s 9th Annual Luncheon. Read more
Professor Alexis Krasilovsky gave a five-day workshop on screenplay adaptation, based on her book, "Great Adaptations," at the EMK (Edward Kennedy) Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for the International Academy of Film and Media. She also participated in the International Conference on Women in Cinema and the "West Meets East" producers' conference at the Dhaka International Film Festival. http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=179166&fbclid=IwAR2m2odmt9lWW6F9ZPRrAhEBt3Pkdzqtt9Hd30GghX3EAW4tJ_23fAl8Vos
Thelma Vickroy (CTVA Chair), Professor Nate Thomas (Head Film Production Option) and Frances Gateward (Head Media Theory and Criticism) at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association 76th Golden Globe Awards.
Five CTVA Television Production Option alumni currently working at BIG BROTHER
MFA Screenwriting students Eduardo Lucatero, Marty Lang and Christine Mathewson with Michael Grillo at the 2018 Austin Film Festival.