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Entertainment Industry Institute


Spark Hollywood Magic in Students

Preparing students for careers in entertainment.

Give to the Entertainment Industry Institute

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Los Angeles, California is the center of the entertainment industry, home to major studios, world-renown theatres and performing arts centers, recording studios and famous music venues, historic museums, digital and social media giants and recently, video streaming titans. CSUN’s proximity to the creative economy means students have access to all of it, positioning them for internships, jobs and access to a vast network of Matador alumni currently working in the industry.

Helping make those connections is the Entertainment Industry Institute (EII), now in its 23rd year. Its signature event is a bi-annual symposium, which brings entertainment industry heavyweights together for a day of panel and breakout discussions and a keynote speaker. Students gain valuable industry insights, career advice and skills-based training from the experts themselves, many of whom are CSUN alumni.

More than linking students to alumni and industry, the EII helps establish and promote the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication as a hub for research and creative activity for the entertainment industry. Partnerships between the college and industry provide mutual benefits, ultimately advancing the artistic, cultural and economic life of our surrounding communities.

Be a part of Hollywood magic. Support the intersection of industry and academia that helps students realize their educational goals while they prepare for careers in a highly competitive field. Your gift to the EII supports specialized and interdisciplinary curricula, access to “real world” experiences and connections with industry professionals, all of which spark that Hollywood magic in students, propelling and inspiring them for creative careers in entertainment.