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California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA, Department of Art)




The works of alumni and faculty of the CSULA. Department of Art have helped define the L.A. aesthetic for over four decades. Frank Romero and Carlos Almaraz of Los Four, Kent Twitchell and Gronk represent some of the talented artists who found their unique styles while students here. The tradition continues as galleries, museums and venues around the world seek out the work of our students and faculty for important exhibitions and installations.

Animation, computer graphics and Fashion complement the traditional areas in studio and design, and our location near the heart of L.A. facilitates partnerships with the entertainment industry and community-based arts organizations.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Department of Art has important strengths in Art History and Art Education, with opportunities for student research and internships in the outstanding collections of the Los Angeles area and at exciting sites around the world students have helped unveil the biblical city of Urkesh and explain the mythological roots of Mesoamerican earthworks. Student interns learn curatorial skills and gallery operations on campus at the prestigious Luckman Gallery and the student-centered Fine Arts gallery, which also host lectures, demonstrations, and multi-media events.

Student organizations such as Clay Club, Fashion Industry Council and Duchamp’s Leg foster a rewarding sense of community and organize exhibits, fashion shows, and conferences, and join with other campus organizations for poetry readings, concerts, and film festivals.

The department includes over 40 specially designed spaces ranging from photography labs and printmaking facilities, to a textile lab, ceramics studios, and three major computer labs for graphics, gaming and animation, as well as drawing and painting studios. Graduate student studios and an extensive visual resources library round out the department facilities.

Programs lead to the BA , MA or M.F.A. and to the single subject teaching credential in art, in conjunction with the Charter College of Education Scholarships, student and graduate assistantships and generous financial aid packages are available to qualified applicants.


The Mission of the Art Department

The mission of the Department of Art is to serve the needs of an urban and diverse university community by providing courses in a liberal arts foundation and in undergraduate and graduate programs in art that are designed to prepare students for careers in various professional fields or for further study in visual art and as lifelong producers or consumers of art.

Goals and Objectives:

The Department of Art is committed to academic excellence in both undergraduate and graduate programs and to strong liberal arts and professional preparation. The following goals support our mission.

The Department of Art will:

* Goal 1 Foster habits of disciplined inquiry and critical thinking and the capacity to use effectively the rapidly expanding base of information in the visual arts
* Goal 2 Provide programs that prepare students to succeed in advanced study and to enhance their careers
* Goal 3 Encourage and support scholarship, research, and creative endeavors in the University community
* Goal 4 Provide preparation that enhances lifelong learning
* Goal 5 Provide a program that develops greater understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity in a global society
* Goal 6 Foster close interaction between faculty and students while preparing students in the mastery of a body of knowledge about visual art
* Goal 7 Present the heritage and values of art in combination with new technologies to enhance and enrich the learning process, thus providing innovative, as well as traditional, educational experiences
* Goal 8 Provide curricular and co-curricular experiences-such as gallery exhibitions, special lectures and workshops-and student organizations that contribute to personal enrichment

To achieve these goals, the department has undertaken strategic planning and has defined the goals and objectives it requires for effective student learning outcomes assessment.

Department goals are used as determining factors in departmental resource and policy decisions. Educational and artistic decisions; long-range curricular planning; innovative activities; admission, recruitment, and retention of students; and selection of faculty are all linked to achievement of the department mission.


Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Art Department offers four-year Bachelors (BA) Degrees in
* Animation
* Art Education
* Art History
* Design
* Fashion and Textile
* Studio Arts
* Graduation Roadmaps

Graduate Programs
Master of Arts (MA)
* Animation
* Art Education
* Art History
* Design
* Fashion and Textile
* Studio Arts

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
* Design
* Studio Arts

Minor Program
* Art

Others
* Certificate Programs
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Textile: Production and management
(Interior Design certificate has been discontinued)
* Online Programs
* Teacher Preparation
Program to quality students for Single Subject Credential
* Credential Program
* CSU Summer Art program





School name:California State University, Los AngelesCSULA, Department of Art
Address:5151 State University Dr. FA326
Zip & city:CA 90032 California
Phone:323.343.4010
Web:http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/art/
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