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Old 05-18-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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Hey I'm a prospective student at CSUN. I want to major in television production and wanted to know what kind of reputation CSUN has in Los Angeles.. I'd just like to hear general thoughts or comments about Northridge..

Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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CSUn is a great school for accounting and teacher education. It's a large commuter school, but there are lots of nice apartments close to the campus. By and large, it's a pretty good school. I've met a few film students and they all said it was an excellent rigorous program. It doesn't have the cache' of Ucla/Usc but I believe you will believe you will receive a very good education there. The CSU's are a bargain for what you get. Also, they are constructing a huge performing arts center that will house the film program.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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CSUN has an excellent reputation in L.A. The campus itself considered a favorite location for TV and Film porductions. Once you get to know the campus, you'll recognize it in several films like Legally Blonde 2 and the Oviatt Library is the main building for Sky High.
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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This is great news, I'm going to visit CSUN along with several other socal campuses and apply as a transfer student next year. I'm a computer science major. Thanks guys!
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Hey I'm a prospective student at CSUN. I want to major in television production and wanted to know what kind of reputation CSUN has in Los Angeles.. I'd just like to hear general thoughts or comments about Northridge...
I haven't attended CSUN but I understand CSUN is well thought of. It is popular to attend two years there and then transfer to UCLA or USC for a degree.

Northridge is nice and some parts are very nice. Maybe not as nice as Westwood where I attended college. Nicer than Van Nuys where I lived at the time though.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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Has anyone out there attended Cal State Northridge to get a BA in Music Industry? If so, how was it especially the recording portion of the classes?
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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CSUN is a fine school. I have a family member who attends and there has never been any kind of a personal safety problem so far. Campus looks well maintained, clean and modern. The family member is happy there and likes it a great deal.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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Why do you ask only about CSUN's reputation in L.A.? Because you hope to work in the TV industry and figure that's mainly in Los Angeles? Considering how tough it is to get into that line of work, I think CSUN's reputation is not your only concern. What exactly do you hope to do? What skills do you have? If you're asking about the reputation of CSUN's TV-related programs, then you should be talking to people in the industry (more important than the school's general reputation among the general populace). There may be programs better known (e.g., USC, UCLA, California Institute of the Arts), but they could also be much more expensive and perhaps tougher to get into. And they may not be better for your particular objectives. Are you considering other schools as well? Have you talked to advisors at the school about the placement record of students graduating from the same program? BTW, televsision production is an awfully broad term, so it might help if you specified exactly what aspect you hope to specialize in.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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I haven't attended CSUN but I understand CSUN is well thought of. It is popular to attend two years there and then transfer to UCLA or USC for a degree.
Who transfers from a CSU to an UC? That's a ridiculous college plan.

The best plan is to transfer from a community college to an UC.

Not only would the person pay much, much less for CC tuition compared to CSU tuition, he or she would also have top transfer priority over any other type of transfer to UC--including CSU to UC (which has zero priority, AFAIK).

Also, almost all credit CC classes are designed to be transferable to CSU/UC. Getting UC credits for CSU classes could be a lot trickier.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Like genjy, I don't know anyone that has transfered from CSUN to UCLA or USC. Not that it hasn't happened. The prescribed transfer situation is to attend a Community College and transfer to either a CSU or a UC. I have heard of people completing a Bachelors at CSUN and going on to a Masters program at another school. It could be possible that a CSUN grad transfered to UCLA or USC to persue a Masters Degree. Then again their may be someone out there that had a dream to attend USC or UCLA and went to CSUN to pass the time till they could get in. Not saying it hasn't happened I just haven't witnessed it yet.

CSUN does have a very good Engineering Department.
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