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 Stephen Trzaskoma
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.
There’s always something happening at the College of Arts & Letters: from thought-provoking public debates and scholarly symposia to immersive music and theatre performances. We invite you to experience the remarkable community of artists, scholars, educators, and students that is Arts & Letters at Cal State LA.
News & Highlights
"Earning bachelor’s degrees behind bars on the rise in California"
EdSource covers Cal State LA's Impact on empowering change from within. Highlighted is the Communication Studies BA program as part of the Prison Graduation Initiative at the Los Angeles County Prison in Lancaster. Photo Credit: Julie Leopo-Bermudez / EdSource
Championing Latinx Student Success: Cal State LA's Department of English Making Waves in Higher Education
Amid a wave of educational innovation, Cal State LA's Department of English emerges as a beacon for Latins student success, earning recognition from Excelencia in Education's 'Programs to Watch' initiative.
EagleCon is coming! October 18–20, 2023
Cal State LA’s premier event which explores and celebrates science fiction and fantasy across media practices is back in Fall 2023 on October 18–20. Join us as we bring working entertainment professionals to engage with our students, bestowing valuable knowledge in their journey to a thriving career path.
Dr. Michael Calabrese, Exceptional Levels of Service to Students 2023-2024
Professor of English, Dr. Michael Calabrese, discusses his impactful work with students, the project behind his Exceptional Levels of Service to Students award, and even recites a snippet from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.