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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 Armer Theater.  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.

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Deems CSUN a “Stellar” Film School

California State University, Northridge has been ranked among the top 30 film schools worldwide in Variety’s April 25 issue.  Click here to read the entire story.

Hollywood Foreign Press News

Allison Bird, Amanda Derzy and Robert Ahn posing in front of Golden Globe Awards banner
Our three CTVA Golden Globe interns--Allison Bird, Amanda Derzy and Robert Ahn (HFPA Scholar)--were responsible for the official social media for the Golden Globes broadcast on January 7.  (Read more about these students)

 Nate Thomas and Thelma Vickroy
Professor Nate Thomas and CTVA Chair Thelma Vickroy attending the 2018 Golden Globes Award ceremony.  

  CTVA alumnus Jacquil Constant's Film, "Haiti is a Nation of Artists," is an official selection in the 2018 Pan African Film Festival!


Senior Film Showcase Trailers

Featured Alum: Glenn Gainor

The Wang Award