B.A., Cinema and Television Arts

Entertainment Media Management

The Entertainment Media Management option includes the operational and management aspects of independent, studio and network media, including business structures, personnel, budgets, advertising, sales, research and regulation of the entertainment media industries. A minor also is offered in this option.

B.A., Cinema and Television Arts

Film Production

The Film Production option includes the conceptualization, production, directing, editing and distribution of cinema projects. In order to qualify for the Film Production option, a student must earn the appropriate grades in the designated prerequisite courses for Film Production, submit a portfolio and have that portfolio approved by the Film Production Faculty. Once a student’s …

B.A., Cinema and Television Arts

Media Theory and Criticism

History, theory and critical analysis of the culture of film and electronic media, providing a background for all professional training, with specific preparation for careers in teaching or research.

B.A., Cinema and Television Arts

Emerging Media Production

The Emerging Media Production option includes the preproduction, production and distribution of digital material for emerging interactive media. Students acquire effective skills to develop, design and create interactive or immersive media in augmented reality, virtual reality and emerging formats.

B.A., Cinema and Television Arts


The Screenwriting option includes the conceptualization, structuring and writing of scripts for film, television and new media.

B.A., Cinema and Television Arts

Television Production

The Television Production option includes the development, preproduction, production and postproduction techniques for narrative or documentary television formats—encompassing producing, directing and all other creative aspects of studio and field production.

Minor in Entertainment Media Management

This 18-unit minor, with an emphasis in Entertainment Media Management, provides a focused study of issues encountered in entertainment media management. Advisement Academic advisement is required. The advisor’s signature will be required prior to registration each semester. Students must observe all CTVA advisement dates and check with an advisor on a regular basis. Prerequisites Note …

M.F.A., Screenwriting

The California State University, Northridge Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting degree is for students who seek a rigorous, professionally oriented education in writing for film and television. The Department of Cinema and Television Arts prepares highly skilled and motivated individuals for careers in the entertainment industry and for careers as artist-teachers in college and …