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College of the Arts Information

College of the Arts

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Interim Dean: Jay Kvapil

Executive Assistant to the Deans: Katy Kroll

Director, University Art Museum: Christopher Scoates

Executive Director, Carpenter Performing Arts Center: Michelle Roberge

College Office: Academic Services 115
Telephone: (562) 985-4364
FAX: (562) 985-7883

Departments:

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Film and Electronic Arts
  • Music (Cole Conservatory)
  • Theatre Arts

Introduction

Learning opportunities in the College of the Arts reflect commitment to the arts in all forms. For performers, artists, and scholars, the College provides an environment conducive to individual and collaborative achievement.

Programs at a Glance

Bachelor of Arts:

  • Art
    • Options in: Studio Art, Art History, Art Education
  • Dance
    • Option in Dance Science
  • Design
  • Film and Electronic Arts
    • Options in: Film and Electronic Media, Film and Video Production
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts
    • Options in: Performance, Technical Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts:

  • Art
    • Options in: Art Photography, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration, 3-D Media (Fiber, Metal or Wood), Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Interior Design

Bachelor of Music:

  • Options in: Choral-Voice Music, Composition, History and Literature, Instrumental Music, Performance

Bachelor of Science:

  • Industrial Design

Certificates:

  • Biomedical Illustration (undergraduate) (Art)
  • Museum Studies (graduate) (Art)
  • Minors:
  • Dance
  • Film and Electronic Arts
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts

Credentials:

  • Art Education
  • Music

Master of Arts:

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Music

Master of Fine Arts:

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Theatre Arts
    • Options in: Theatre Management, Technical Theatre, Acting

Master of Music

MBA/MFA in Theatre Management

Accreditation

Departments are accredited by the major accrediting agency for their discipline: The National Association of Schools of Art and Design, The National Association of Schools of Dance, The National Association of Schools of Music, and the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Exhibitions and Performances

Major performance and exhibition facilities include the University Art Museum (the only accredited museum in the CSU system), five Art Department Galleries, the University Theatre, performances by the California Repertory Company (the Theatre Arts Department’s graduate and professional theatre program), the Studio Theatre, the Royal Theatre at the Queen Mary, the Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall, the Martha Knoebel Dance Theater, and the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center. In these and other venues, the College of the Arts hosts over 500 exhibitions, performances, and other special events each year.