Department of Art

The Department of Art offers students the opportunity to acquire a background of knowledge and skills, and to develop their abilities in the visual arts. The programs prepare students for many professions in teaching, business, and industry as well as for advanced professional study in art. Students with interests in animation, graphic design, fashion, art history, art education or the studio arts, including ceramics, photography, painting, printmaking, and sculpture will find appropriate courses of study in the department.

Artist Spotlight

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Join us in congratulating Carole Frances Lung, Associate Professor of Art at California State University, Los Angeles, for being named a 2019 United States Artists Fellow!


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    Group of people at an art gallery

The Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State LA serves the needs of an urban and diverse university community by providing a forum for investigating a wide range of visual cultures. The Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery presents cultural exhibits, and the creative work of professional artists, Cal State LA faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students year around. The gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building on the first floor.


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Every year, the graduating seniors from the Art Department put on an exhibition of their Capstone projects—the culmination of years of hard work and learning. This year, due to stay-at-home orders and precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we celebrate the achievements of our students through an online exhibition.