Welcome to the College of the Arts

The College of the Arts at California State University, Fullerton is home to more than 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Music and the departments of Art and Theatre & Dance. It is a destination of choice for students seeking the highest quality training in the visual and performing arts in an environment that encourages individual achievement and artistic expression. 

The College of the Arts is a major cultural resource for both the University and the larger community. Its centerpieces are the Clayes Performing Arts Center and the Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery. Clayes Performing Arts Center is an impressive complex that provides state-of-the-art facilities for performance and instruction. The Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery, a flexible exhibition space, was named “Best Art Gallery” in OC Weekly’s “Best of Orange County 2015.” These two world-class facilities are home to a wide array of performances and rotating exhibitions featuring regionally and nationally recognized artists. Each year, the College presents more than 400 theatre and dance productions, music performances and recitals, exhibitions, and other special events. 

Award-winning faculty, students and alumni epitomize the substantial impact and reach of Cal State Fullerton in Orange County and beyond.