College of Arts & Letters

The Cal State LA College of Arts & Letters transforms lives and sustains thriving communities and cultures. We develop and amplify our students’ unique talents, diverse life experiences, and intellects through the study and practice of the Arts and Humanities so that they can tell meaningful stories, forge their professional pathways, and inspire their communities.

Dean's Welcome

Students sitting on lawn talking
Students sitting on lawn talking

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


Three musicians playing at the State Playhouse

Cal State LA reopened the State Playhouse with an elegant evening event celebrating the historic building and its role in providing arts and culture to the university and the communities it serves.

Two people standing in front of Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery

Cal State LA celebrated the naming of the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery, honoring the legacy of a distinguished alumnus and professor.

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Event Calendar

There’s always something happening at the College of Arts & Letters: from thought-provoking public debates and scholarly symposia to inspiring music and theatre performances. We invite you to experience the remarkable community of scholars, artists, educators, and students that is Arts & Letters at Cal State LA.

Contact Information: Music Building Room 229 
Phone (323) 343-4001
Fax (323) 343-6440