In Memoriam

Frederick Kuretski 

5/29/1938 to 11/7/2018
Professor Emeritus
One of the founding faculty members of Cal State Northridge's film department
Founder of the Senior Film Showcase

M.F.A. 1972, California Institute of the Arts
B.A. 1963, University of Illinois



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.

Candid Shots

Thelma Vickroy, Nate Thomas, and Frances Gateward

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.