The Cinematic Arts and Technology Department is dedicated to the education of socially engaged and diverse filmmakers. At Cinematic Arts we nurture the creative voice of the individual, develop critical consciousness, and foster meaningful dialogue and active engagement with the community.
Working as a close-knit interdisciplinary community and through project-based learning, the Cinematic Arts department allows students to master the conceptual and technical skills of the contemporary media artist and professional, while providing a historical, theoretical, and critical context for creative work.
Students are encouraged to develop their unique voices working within a variety of cinematic forms, including fiction, documentary, experimental, interactive cinema, and animation. Through our community partnerships they are provided with opportunities for social engagement and high-profile exhibition of their work.
Our curriculum presents the cultural impact of cinema as art, industry, and technology, providing the framework for the development of innovative, ethical, and technically proficient media professionals preparing students for graduate study, employment in related industries and careers as media artists.
Cinematic Arts & Technology has a variety of major specific scholarships available to students in addition to the scholarship opportunities CSUMB offers to all students. The application is now OPEN! Please be sure you complete all the requirements by the deadline. Be sure to get a head start, you'll need to write a personal statement and need letters of recommendation.
UPCOMING EVENTS & DEPARTMENT NEWS
Join us for a celebration of of our Fall 2019 Capstone student films. 20 films spanning genres from sci-fi to documentary will screened. Congratulations to the entire class for your achievement!
December 19, 2019
6:00pm — 9:00pm
Free and open to the public
Robert Machoian, Screenwriter/Director/Cinematographer
November 12, 2019
6:00pm — 8:00pm
CSUMB World Theater
Free and open to all.
October 21, 2019
12:15pm — 1:45am
Free to all CSUMB student, staff & faculty members