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

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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.


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Professional Pathways

Professional Pathways programming is one way in which the College of Arts & Letters prioritizes Pathways to Student Success.

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Journalism Student Success

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

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Summer Sessions 2021

Cal State LA will offer all May and Summer session courses in formats that do not require face-to-face instruction. 

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]