Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Art at Cal. State L.A.

The Department of Art is a vibrant community of creative artists and art historians devoted to their fields of art and design. The faculty of the Art Department are nationally and internationally recognized and prepare students for professional and creative careers as designers, researchers, educators, and artists. Currently, there are about 500 undergraduate and graduate art majors in the three programs of BA (Bachelor of Arts), MA (Master of Arts) and MFA (Master of Fine Arts). These students benefit from world-class academic experience in fully equipped state of art facilities (studios, labs and classrooms) supervised by dedicated and passionate faculty members. The faculty are well known for providing individualized attention and guidance for students and to advise them for advanced degrees and professional success. The Department of Art’s Fine Arts Gallery and COMA (student run space) offer exciting exhibition programs that features established and budding artists, as well as acclaimed art scholars from around the world.

California State University, Los Angeles is accredited by the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and the Department of Art is accredited and is nationally recognized by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Opportunities for financial aid and scholarships for qualified students, combined with reasonable tuition and housing costs, make our university one of the most affordable institutions in the nation. Individual faculty members are available for providing specific admission criteria, program offerings and academic and professional advisement. Department Administrative Support Coordinator (ASCII) and Administrative Support Assistant (ASA II) may also assist with general application information, registration forms, financial aid resources and other questions you may have about the department.

You can also call the Department of Art at 323-343-4010/4012.

I invite you to visit the university and our department in person and see for yourself the dynamic students, distinguished faculty, staff, and facilities, so that you are provided the information to facilitate your entry into this institution.

Mika Cho    Dr. Mika Cho, Chair and Professor, ART Department, mcho@calstatela.edu