A Message From the Dean

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Welcome to the College of Arts & Letters at California State University, Los Angeles, a diverse and creative community committed to nurturing humanists and artists and to providing a distinctive liberal arts education to all Cal State LA students.

The College is home to nationally acclaimed undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities, visual and media arts, and performing arts that are delivered by an award-winning faculty committed to helping students reach their full potential academically, professionally, and personally.  Housed in state-of-the-art facilities, our 8 departments (Art, Communication Studies, English, Liberal Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Theatre & Dance, Philosophy, and Television, Film & Media Studies) include programs that lead to Bachelor and Masters of Arts degrees, Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees, and Masters of Fine Arts degrees.

Located in one of the most vibrant and creative cosmopolitan centers of the world, our students have access to world-renowned venues and a rich variety of scholars, artists, and performers from a host of fields and professions. Our campus boasts one of the most diverse student populations in the country, a fact that helps us to prepare Arts & Letters graduates for successful careers in today’s multicultural environment and global economy.

I encourage you to explore our website to learn why the College of Arts & Letters at Cal State LA is a remarkable community of scholars and students.

Dr. Rennie B. Schoepflin
Dean, College of Arts & Letters
California State University, Los Angeles