Entertainment Industry Institute Symposium

The Entertainment Industry Institute is back! On Saturday, September 22, industry leaders, many of whom are CSUN alums, will descend upon Manzanita Hall in what is sure to be a day full of valuable industry insights, skills-based training, entertaining anecdotes, and essential advice. Be sure to join us and learn firsthand from successful media executives how to successfully enter and advance in the exciting and competitive field of entertainment. 

No one is admitted without prior registration. Click here to register.


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.