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Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) - Film and Electronic Arts

Average User Rating:
4/5,
Degrees Offered:
  • 4 Year B.A.
Concentrations:
  • Cinematography
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Screenwriting
  • Film Studies
  • Digital Arts
Tuition Range:
$5k to $10k
Portfolio Required?:
Yes
Minimum GPA:
2.75
SAT Required?:
Yes
  • State:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    School URL:
    http://web.csulb.edu/depts/film/
    Application Deadline:
    February 15
    We offer an affordable and highly valued Bachelor of Arts in Film and Electronic Arts.

    Students in the Narrative Production option receive intensive instruction in narrative cinema production and choose one of two specialized tracks for their senior year:

    A. Producing and Directing

    Focus on writing, producing, and directing short narrative films, including collaborative work on advanced projects.

    B. Cinematography

    Focus on the art and craft of cinematography, including lighting, shooting, and crewing on advanced narrative projects.

    Enrollment in this degree option is limited. For admission to this option, applicants must submit a portfolio that is approved by a department faculty review committee.

    Portfolio required for Option in Narrative Production. Not required for Option in Theory and Practice of Cinema.

Recent User Reviews

  1. gilbay
    4/5,
    "Good if you make it good"
    Pros - Unique Professors, Great Academic and Professional Counseling
    Cons - Not enough financial backing from the CSU System
    There are people (Professors and Students) who will make you love the school.

    All you need to remember about this place is that you have to get out of your way to make things happen for you. No one is looking to find the next big thing here, but if you show yourself there will be support, great support.

    There are other types of departments that's not mentioned here. The TV Department actually allows you to work in professional Commercial spots. While I was there I produced a TedX Conference video (9 speaker videos total).

    People can help you with a lot of different things. Some Professors here are actual professionals with really interesting backgrounds. The regular "professor teaches because can't find work" does not completely apply here.

    Being close to LA is a plus, and LB scene is pretty good too. I was renting an apartment in Downtown Los Angeles when I was studying there.

    If you work hard while there, you will easily find a job there. In fact, I found one.

    It's a very positive school, but don't expect a USC treatment. It's a fact that you have to have some money in this business, even while studying it. CSU system is second to the UC system. But again you get what you pay for. Keeping that in mind, and you think about saving money for your Masters Degree, you will find that CSULB has enough reputation to get you in anywhere else you might think of post graduation.

    I am proud to have chosen this film school. IMG_7709.JPG IMG_7709.JPG
    Reviewer:
    Alumni
    Chris Wright likes this.