College of Arts & Letters

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

Event Highlights 

Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery Spring 2018 Senior Projects Exhibtion
May 7 - May 18
Spring 2018 Senior Projects Exhibition 
The Spring 2018 Senior Projects Exhibition proudly features nearly 100 students in Animation, Fashion, Fiber and Materials (FFM), Graphic Design/Visual Communication (GDVC), and Studio Arts programs in the Department of Art. We invite you to attend the opening reception on,
Thursday, May 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Various Times  | Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery





Community Impact Media
May 18
Community Impact Media Documentaries Premiere at Hauser + Wirth
Hauser + Wirth in collaboration with the Cal State LA Television, Film, and Media Department for a screening of three short documentary films. This semester, students focused on the work of Cal State LA Prison Graduation Initiative, Porject Rebound and Youth Justice Coalition. 
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7:30 p.m. | Hauser + Wirth Los Angeles 



Commencement Reception
May 25
Commencement Reception 
The Commencement Reception aka after-party is the perfect opportunity for graduates to take photos with friends, family and faculty. There will be fun photo backdrops along with refreshments and snacks. We hope to see you there!
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Immediately following Commencement | The Music Courtyard

News & Highlights

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards thousands to Cal State LA TV and Film students

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards thousands to Cal State LA to support TV and Film students in the entertainment industry. More Information on Cal State LA's HFPA award >


Cal State LA and Hauser & Wirth; Partnering for the Public Good

Cal State LA and Hauser & Wirth; Partnering for Public Good Read more >



grammy museum at L.A. Live

Cal State LA has been selected as an official university affiliate of The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE.  More Information on Cal State LA's affiliation >


David Lee, Art Student, working at a desk.

LIFEWTR’s Arts in Education Series Spotlights Cal State LA Art Student
David Lee.  Read more >


Congratulations to Wendy Carrillo, Communication Studies alumna and assemblymember representing the 51st District, for making the cover of Time Magazine.  Read more >

Professor of Theatre Arts José Cruz González

The Colorado New Play Summit featured playwright and Cal State LA Professor of Theatre Arts José Cruz González, author of American Mariachi. Read more >

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