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.

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Jasmine Galdamez, Chayuda Sitthiphap, El Mozote,  Nate Thomas
The Caucus for Producers, Writers, Directors Foundation 2019 Grantee Jasmine Galdamez, Producer/Director of El Mozote (right in the picture), 
hayuda Sitthiphap, 1st AD El Mozote Nate Thomas, CTVA Film Production Option Head. 

 Prof. Krasliovsky on symposium panel

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, Nate Thomas, and Frances Gateward

Thelma Vickroy (former 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.