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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.


Graduating student giving a peace sign.

College Advisement Center

Providing academic advising to current Cal State LA undergraduate students who are majoring, minoring, or are pursuing a certificate program in the College of Arts & Letters.

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View photos from the Class of 2021 & the Class of 2020 in-person college-based Commencement ceremonies that happened in July. 

Cal State LA Professor Bidhan Chandra Roy instructing students inside a California State Prison

Prison Education Program Graduates

‘More than what we were’: First graduates of Cal State LA’s pioneering prison education program walk the stage at Commencement.

Event Calendar

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.

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