On-Campus Job Opening for Fall 2018 Semester

15 hours per week at the rate of $15 per hour. 

Duties: Help with studio video shoots including camera work, audio and control room operations;  location shoots on campus;
editing student, faculty and staff video projects using Final Cut Pro 7; file format conversions;  must have basic computer skills to help faculty and staff and students with their projects.  Must be able to work on Tuesday and Thursday from 9-1 to assist with an Acting on Camera class.  Remaining hours are flexible.  If interested, contact Tony Hillbruner in the Oviatt Library Video Studio or call 818.677.3592.


Wording: Cinematheque Fall 2018 Schedule,She Makes Media presented by Professor Frances Gateward, Wednesdays @ 7pm • Free and open to the public-Free Sneak Film Previews from the Studios As available • Thursdays @ 7pm


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 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.

"Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling" [written by Prof. Alexis Krasilovsky] has been declared an Award Winning Finalist in the Performing Arts: Film, Theater, Dance, Music category of the 2018 International Book Awards. 

Prof. Krasilovsky will discuss the book "Great Adaptations" at the Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference, on the panel, "Making Great Adaptations," 3:30 PM, Saturday, June 23rd, to be held at Los Angeles Valley College.


Listen to podcast interview with Prof. Krasilovsky at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-art-of-film-funding/2018/05/09/have-something-you-want-to-adapt-to-a-screenplay


Prof. Dianah Wynter, Paula Abellan-Garcia, and Prof. Thelma Vickroy. Paula is holding Arthur Ashe Award.

Paula Abellan-Garcia, CTVA Media Management major and CSUN  Varsity Water Polo team member, is honored with an "Arthur Ashe Jr Sports Scholar Award" for Academic and Athletic Achievement. 

Group shot of 2018 scholarship winners 
On April 29, 2018, the Department of Cinema and Television Arts celebrated some of their best and brightest students at their annual Scholarships & Awards Banquet, held on the CBS Studios Lot in Studio City.

CTVA Television Production student and university ambassador Miguel Flores awarded CTVA Professor Maria De Las Carreras with a Polished Apple Award. This award is given in recognition of a CSUN faculty or staff positive influence in the student's  life. 

An Evening with Writer-Director Carl Franklin.  Q&A moderated by Prof. Dianah Wynter following the screening of DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS on April 4.


Dr. Brookes lecturing on March 7 on 'I used to be your sweet mama': Beyoncé at the Crossroads of Blues and Conjure in Lemonade.

Audrey Saca with CSU Trustee Jean Picker Firstenberg

Freshman CTVA  Provisional film student Audrey Saca being inspired by CSU Trustee Jean Picker Firstenberg on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at Women in Film and Television: Creating Paths, Sustaining Careers event in the CSUN MCCAMC  Armer Screening Room. 

  CTVA alumna Keri Selig's latest achievement:  a nomination from the Canadian Academy of Film and Television for a 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Limited Series or Program for The Kennedys: After Camelot.


John Hampian (Alumnus from CSUN CTVA Television Production Option) has been named VP of Long-Form Physical Production at Lucasfilm.  Previously he had been the production manager for the entire run of Mad Men (2007-2015). 



Featured Alum: Glenn Gainor

The Wang Award