CSU students are the future of the entertainment industry. Help the CSU Entertainment Alliance (CSUEA) give them the access they need to create a vibrant career.
The CSUEA invests in opportunities that keep our students and faculty up-to-date on the latest technology, innovations, and trends. We create programs that provide unique, real-world opportunities for learning from the very best in all fields of entertainment.
An endowment of $5 million will help us diversify the entertainment workforce by expanding our programs and finding innovative ways, including technological solutions, to best support student career development.
This fund is critical to providing real-world learning experiences with industry experts and guest lecturers, as well as workshop series and entertainment industry events.
Reaching an annual goal of an additional $40,000 will allow the CSUEA to expand free summer housing to 20 additional student interns in the Bay Area.
All donations go toward providing support and resources to students at all 23 CSU campuses. Supporters will receive recognition on the CSUEA website. If you would prefer to donate anonymously or by check,
please contact us here.
Join us as an Angel- or Director’s Chair-level donor for invitations to exclusive events through the CSUEA.
Friend: $5 – $99
Supporter: $100 – $499
Sponsor: $500 – $999
Benefactor: $1000 – $1999
Angel: $2,000 – $4999
Director’s Chair: $5000+
Please select “CSU Entertainment Alliance” when making your donation.
"The CSU Internship program provided me with the housing and support I needed to be able to succeed at an amazing internship shadowing a director! An opportunity I wouldn't dream of without this program! I would do this program again in a heartbeat."
Neha Nagra, StudentSacramento State
"Students consistently report that this course and the invited lecturers in particular [made possible by the CSUEA Grants Program] are among their most formative experiences at Cal Poly."
Dr. Isaac Schankler, Composer / Accordionist / Electronic Musician, Assistant Professor of Music Cal Poly Pomona
“These opportunities are very difficult to come by outside of this setting and challenge students to live up to their full potential. They also form relationships with veterans and seasoned filmmakers that are invaluable as they progress in their careers.”
Soumyaa Kapil Behrens, Director of The Documentary Film InstituteSan Francisco State
"I wanted to quickly drop by and say that last night was an incredible success. We had approximately 270 people come out to enjoy the panel... I wanted to thank you and your team for all the support for making this happen."
Anthony Lee, President of the Aztec Music GroupSan Diego State University
"CSUEA programs help ensure the success of both students and the entertainment industry by connecting workforce needs with the largest and most diverse system of higher education in the country. As a CSUEA Advisory Council Member, I have personally mentored high-achieving CSU students from a variety of backgrounds and am excited about our industry’s future, especially as a result of the up-and-coming leaders that the CSUEA helps prepare and develop."
Juan E. RodriguezSenior Manager, Global Distribution Business Operations & Strategy, Disney Media Networks