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 Cal State LA, 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 students.


Fall 2020

Welcome Back

We especially welcome 467 new First Time Freshman and 618 new Transfer Students to our community!

L-R Daniel Lindley, Amanda Lanza, JusTina Johnson, Professor Julie Liss, Christopher Lazaro.

Journalism Student Success

Cal State LA journalism students’ recent successes bolstered by new degree offering.

Mojo Rising with image, Mojo Eyes (Spirit Door) by Betye Saar, 1992.

Mojo Rising

Mojo Rising, curated by Dr. jill moniz, highlights artist Betye Saar's work along with pieces from L.A. artists.

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 [email protected]