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School Chair: Jay Kvapil

School Telephone / FAX: (562) 985-4376 / 985-1650

Administrative Office: Fine Arts (FA) 4, Room 106

Administrative Coordinator: Karen Warner, (562) 985-7907

School of Art Advising Center and Student Services:

  • Fine Arts (FA) 4, Room 102, (562) 985-7819
  • Director, Undergraduate Advising: Vacant
  • Undergraduate Advisors: Eduardo Leyva, Kristen Sumpter, June Borba
  • Graduate Advisor: Margaret Black (562) 985-7910

Faculty: Jeffery Atherton, Margaret Black, Kendall Brown, Andrew Byrom, Domenic A. Cretara, Bryan Crockett, Tanya Cummings, Laurie Gatlin, Todd Gray, David A. Hadlock, Peter Holliday, Tor Hovind, Yu Ji, Karen Kleinfelder, Thomas J. Krumpak, Jay Kvapil, Anthony Marsh, Mark Michelon, Christopher Miles, Chris Miller, Julia I. Miller, Aubry Mintz, Kimiko Miyoshi, Catha Paquette, Sunook Park, Mariah Proctor-Tiffany, Robin Richesson, Kyle Riedel, Mark Ruwedel, Roxanne Sexauer, Nizan Shaked, Carol Shaw-Sutton, Fran Siegel, Carlos Silveira, Matthew Simms, Rebecca Sittler Schrock, Marian Stewart, Craig C. Stone, Tiffany Sum, Ryan Taber, Marie Thibeault, Michael Whitlow, George Zebot

Career Possibilities

Advertising Consultant or Designer • Animator • Architectural Blacksmith • Architectural Illustrator • Art Advisor • Art Appraiser • Art Buyer • Art Consultant • Art Critic • Art Director • Art Educator • Art Fabricator • Art Historian • Art Journalist • Artist • Art Librarian • Art Publicist • Art Therapist • Author • Backdrop Designer • Billboard Artist • CAD Designer • Caricaturist • Cartographer • Cartoonist • Ceramic Artist • Ceramic Designer • Commercial Artist • Commercial Photographer • Community Activist • Community Artist • Community Arts Instructor • Concept Illustrator • Conservator • Digital Fabrication • Digital/new media artist • Director • Display Designer Commercial • Display Designer Retail • Documentarian • Drawer • Editor • Fashion Illustrator • Fiber Artist • Fine Art Photographer • Gallery Director • Graphic Designer • Illustrator • Information Architect • Interactive Media Designer • Installation Artist • Jewelry Designer • Master Printer • Medical Illustrator • Metalsmith • Metals Artist • Muralist • Museum Curator • Museum Educator • Museum Registrar • Museum Staff • Painter • Performance Artist • Photographer • Photo Journalist • Police Sketch Artist • Preparator • Printmaker • Prop Fabricator • Public Artist • Renderer • Sculptor • Set Decorator • Set Designer • Storyboard Artist • Technical Illustrator • Textile Designer • Video Artist • Videographer • Web Designer • Wood Artist • Wood Worker

(Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)

Introduction

The diversity of the School of Art programs, the quality of instruction, and the professional caliber of its faculty all combine to provide an exceptional opportunity and challenge to students seeking meaningful educational experiences and careers in the visual arts.

The School of Art may request projects completed by students for class credit be retained by the School of Art for a short specified period for the purposes of promotion and exhibition.

Programs at a Glance

Bachelor of Arts:

  • Art

  • Art History

  • Art Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts:

  • Options
    • Art Photography, Ceramics, Drawing/Painting, Illustration, 3-D Media-Fiber/Metal/Wood, Printmaking, Sculpture, Graphic Design


Master of Arts:

  • Art, Concentration in Art Education

  • Art, Concentration in Art History

  • Art, Concentration in Studio Art

Master of Fine Arts:

  • Art, Concentration in Studio Art

  • Tracks
    • Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fibers, Illustration/Animation, Metals, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture/4D, Visual Communication Design, and Wood


Certificates:

  • Museum and Curatorial Studies

  • Biomedical Art

Accreditation

The University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (National Association of Schools of Art and Design, AH 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, phone: 703-437-0700).

Admission Under Impaction

  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/impacted_major.html

Admission to Baccalaureate Degree Options in Art Education, Art History, Studio Art or Bachelor of Fine Arts

The number of applicants to programs in Art usually exceeds the number that can be accommodated. For this reason, the school has been authorized by the California State University to apply supplemental admission criteria. Admission is on a competitive basis, and continuing CSULB students and transfer applicants will be considered equally.

Freshmen applying to the university as Art Education or Art History majors will be admitted as Pre-Art Education or Pre-Art History majors. Students applying to the B.A. in the Option in Studio Art or to one of the BFA degree options will be admitted as pre-Studio Art majors. Admission as a pre-Art Education, pre-Art History, or pre- Studio Art major does not guarantee admission to the major.

Continuing students must apply for admission to an option (Art Education, Art History or Studio Art) during the semester they have earned 45 units after all supplemental admission criteria has been met. Applications must be submitted at such a date so that students can be admitted to an option by the time they reach 60 units.

Transfer applicants must apply during the initial filing period and must designate the major on the application. Students who are not admitted to the major may be admitted to an alternate major if they have listed one on the application. (See CSULB Enrollment Services Website)

Transfer students who qualify for admission to the university may be admitted to the B.A. in the Option in Art Education, Art History or Studio Art, if they meet the supplemental admissions criteria for admission to the major. Students applying to a B.F.A. option must supply a portfolio of their creative work to the School of Art as part of the application process. (See CSULB Enrollment Services Website)

Students interested in a BFA program may apply to the BFA program (Art Photography, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Illustration, 3-D Media: Fiber, Metal or Wood, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Graphic Design Options) when they have completed a minimum of 60 units, but may not apply after they have completed more than a maximum of 96 units.

Admission Procedures for Change of Major

Currently enrolled students who are undeclared or majors in other departments and who wish to apply for admission to any of the degree option programs in Art must meet the current supplemental criteria for admission to major. (See CSULB Enrollment Services Website)

Students applying for the B.F.A. degree programs in Art must also submit a portfolio of their creative work.


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