A Message From the Dean

Dean Linda Essig
Welcome to the College of Arts & Letters at California State University, Los Angeles, an engaged, diverse, and creative community committed to transforming lives and sustaining thriving communities and cultures through the study and practice of the arts and humanities. Our nine departments (Art, Communication Studies, English, Liberal Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Television, Film & Media Studies, and Theatre and Dance) include programs that lead to Bachelor and Masters of Arts degrees, Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees, and Masters of Fine Arts degrees.

Located in one of the most vibrant and creative cosmopolitan centers of the world, our students have access to renowned venues and a rich variety of scholars, artists, and performers from a host of fields and professions. Through the work of our students, faculty, and staff, we strive to be the creative, intellectual, and cultural heart of Cal State LA and the Los Angeles region. We build bridges, both locally and globally, between university and community, students and careers, learning and action.

I encourage you to explore our website to learn why the College of Arts & Letters at Cal State LA is a remarkable community of scholars, artists, educators, and students.

Linda Essig
Dean, College of Arts & Letters
California State University, Los Angeles

Photography credit: J. Emilio Flores
Background description: COMA (Closet of Modern Art) Gallery ART 3640 Intermediate Drawing, Black & White Mural, Summer 2018. Professor Terence Kelly. 

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