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Student Speaker for the 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

CSUN Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication invites students from the graduating class to apply to be the student commencement speaker. It is a distinguished honor to be selected to present a commencement speech—to share your experience, inspire your fellow graduates, and encourage excitement about their future adventures.

Student speeches would be given at the beginning of the Commencement ceremony and are no longer than two minutes in length.   Click here to learn more about becoming a commencement speaker...


New Book by CSUN Prof Explores the ‘Referentiality’ of Woody Allen’s Films

February 4, 2016

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D.E. Wynter (Professor, CTVA) and colleague Klara Stephanie Szlezák, a lecturer in American studies at Passau University in Germany, have turned their affection for Allen’s movies into a new book, “Referentiality and the Films of Woody Allen.” The book, published by Palgrave MacMillan, is a scholarly collection of essays from academics around the world that explore Allen’s use of dialogue, imagery or other tricks of the film trade to reference works of literature, theater, other filmmakers and even his earlier works. Read more

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Cal State Northridge $2 Million to Support Film and Television Students

January 6, 2016

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has awarded California State University, Northridge $2 million to support students and enhance technology in the school’s acclaimed Department of Cinema and Television Arts. A portion of the grant will go toward creating endowed scholarships to support underrepresented film and television students in the industry. Scholarship recipients will be declared Hollywood Foreign Press Association Scholars and be mentored by department faculty and industry professionals. Read more

2015 OSCLG Feminist-Mentor Teacher Award

October 22, 2015

Jeanine Minge

Associate Professor Jeanine Marie Mingé, Ph.D. won the prestigious 2015 OSCLG Feminist-Mentor Teacher Award. The OSCLG Feminist Mentor-Teacher award honors one exemplary feminist teacher-mentor a year who has inspired students and colleagues by modeling feminist ideals of caring, community power-sharing, and commitment while also earning individual and collaborative records of achievement. Read more

CSUN Professor’s Eye-Opening Documentary Screens at Southland Film Festival

October 16, 2015

Alexis Krasilovsky

Longtime screenwriting professor Alexis Krasilovsky, an award-winning writer and director, explores the issue of world hunger by using pastries as metaphor in her latest documentary, Let Them Eat Cake. Krasilovsky and her co-producer, Sanjoy Ghosh, worked with teams of filmmakers in 12 countries to bring awareness to the unsavory aspects of producing sweets.  Read more

CSUN Music Students Delight Royals during German Arts Tour

October 12, 2015


When they entered the White Hall of the famous castle of Mainau, Germany, the group of California State University students had no idea how their audience would react. The choral performance — the first ever in the historic venue — was hosted by the Swedish royal family, which owns the castle and is known for being extremely selective with events. Read more

TLC’s Casting Boss: CTVA Alum, Andrew Strauser

October 7, 2015

Andrew Strauser

Not long after graduation from California State University, Northridge, Strauser struck gold in the entertainment industry. He worked his way up the proverbial Hollywood ladder to become vice president of talent development and casting for TLC, bringing personalities such as “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro to the masses. But, like many people trying to break into the industry, it was a struggle getting there — from the month he arrived in California. Read more


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