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Television, Film, and Media Studies

The Department of Television, Film, & Media Studies offers undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television, Film, & Media Studies. The department also offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Arts degree in Television, Film, & Media Studies and jointly with the Department of Theatre and Dance, a graduate program leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree in Television, Film, & Theatre.


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Community Impact Media

Hauser & Wirth LA recently partnered with Cal State LA’s Television, Film, & Media Department and the Student Production Unit to co-develop a project titled Community Impact Media.


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Graduating Cal State LA MFA student Joaquin Miguel Lopez discovers passion for screenwriting.

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Q&A with Television, Film, & Media Studies graduating student Johanna Alvarez: Inspiring Inclusivity.

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TVFM honored three distinguished alumni that hail from different fields within the entertainment industry along with recognizing outstanding TVFM faculty at the 2019 TVFM Awards.

Television, Film, & Media Center

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    View of building from the outside

The Television, Film, & Media Center is situated on the hill overlooking the northwest area of campus. This state of the art instructional and production facility provides student resources in all phases of media production and critical studies.

Student Program Highlight

This video by Canon documents the Department of Television, Film and Media Studies' “Women Making Film” class, a 15-week educational program that was a collaboration between Cal State LA and Canon made possible by a FilmCraft grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.