When it comes to what we see on the big and small screen, representation matters, whether on the screen, in the writers’ room or in the corner office, according to California State University, Northridge film professor Nate Thomas.Read more
Twenty-four CSUN students, four recently graduated alumni, and associate professor of Theatre Matthew Jackson recently participated in the Region VIII Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, which was held virtually Feb. 10-13. Read more
With the speed of technological innovation and the blurring of media genres, career paths seem increasingly nonlinear. Students are looking to minors, double majors, or specialized degree tracks in pursuit of careers they imagine for themselves. Read more
During the early weeks of pandemic shutdown, Associate Dean Kandace Harris reconvened the Advisement Collaborative, a monthly meeting where advisors across the Mike Curb College gather on Zoom to discuss how they can best support students and each other virtually. Read more
"You’re on mute” has become normal ear fodder for the last 10 months as we’ve jumped on Zoom after Zoom to hold meetings, teach courses, and carry on day-to-day conversations with colleagues and students throughout our workdays. Read more
Every donor at CSUN has their own perspectives and goals that shape their interest in giving back to the university. For alumna Joan Thompson ’70 (Music) M.A. ’72 (Music), that motto is “be the person you needed when you were a student”. Read more
Gary Pratt, alumnus (Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, ’80) and co-director of CSUN’s renowned Jazz Studies Program, chose to celebrate his retirement after 36 years of teaching by creating a jazz scholarship in his name in the Department of Music. Read more
To the campus community from the Mike Curb College ...
The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication stands in solidarity with our black faculty, students, and staff, saying unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. The murder of George Floyd is a horrifying tragedy and a violent crime of a kind that has been repeated over and over again stretching back centuries. As a society we must work for real change so that we don’t find ourselves back here again and again. In the college and at CSUN we are called to listen, learn, and take actions to live up to the ideals of diversity and inclusion that are central to our mission, vision, and values. This means taking concrete actions to better support our black students, faculty, and staff and all students, faculty, and staff of color. The disciplines within Arts, Media, and Communication have the power to reveal truths and change minds, and thus we must work tirelessly to include and amplify diverse voices in arts and media and promote representation at all levels in entertainment, cultural, and media institutions. Colleagues within the college and across campus have spoken powerfully, eloquently, and from bitter experience with racialized violence and institutional racism. Let us read their words, hear their voices, learn, and take action.
While we do our part to support each other by staying home to work, attend classes, and connect virtually, the students and faculty from CSUN’s Art and Design Center thought it would be helpful to share some of our creative work with the community by creating backgrounds for Zoom and other video-conferencing platforms. Click here to learn more.