The mission of the Department of Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) is to instill in students the knowledge, expertise and creative skills that will help them to achieve their goals in the fields of television, film and new media. Our curriculum promotes the creative, analytical and conceptual thinking that will enrich their lives. The Department is affiliated with the University Film and Video Association, the Broadcast Education Association and the National Association of Broadcasters. It administers the CSUN Cinematheque and the Gallery of Film Poster Art, both housed in Manzanita Hall.
The Cinema and Television Arts major provides students with academic and professional training for careers in the entertainment industry and related fields. The program is strongly committed to a balance between theoretical and practical education.