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 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.

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


"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. 


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.