The California State University

Entertainment Industry Initiative

Student in production studio


Industry professionals participate in visits to campuses to augment curricula, provide industry connections, and keep programs current. Industry guests spend quality time with students in seminars, workshops, master classes, etc. Media departments from all CSU campuses are eligible to apply. The EII staff also maintains a list of available fellows to assist campuses.


The Visiting Fellows program has been a colossal success for us who live up here behind the Redwood Curtain. The program in part provided support for the Humboldt Film Festival (our 41st year – the oldest student run film festival in America). We used the funds to supplement the costs of bringing our three guest artists to campus to judge films in competition, to give afternoon workshops and to screen their newest work…This is directly linked to the fact that we were able to attract people of this caliber with the Visiting Fellow funding.

David Scheerer | Professor
Film Production | Humboldt State University