Welcome to the Department of Visual Arts

Admissions information (including graduate study plans and University links)

If you want to become a professional artist, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a superb choice. We offer more options for art degrees than most private or public schools in Southern California, and our new media and exhibition arts programs are among the strongest on the west coast. 

The CSUF Visual Arts complex, located short drive from Los Angeles, is situated within 70,000 square feet of studios, classrooms, computer and design labs, and galleries. Our faculty of well-known and well-connected artists and educators lead culturally diverse students through broadminded and productive class critiques. 

Off campus, CSUF partnerships provide students opportunities to work with DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, and UST Global. Recent internships found our students involved with projects at Disney, NBC Universal, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Sony Pictures; with the studios of Tim Burton, Lita Albuquerque, and Tony DeLap; and at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles, and Smithsonian Institution. 

Visual Arts alumni exhibit nationally and internationally, and teach in universities, colleges, and secondary arts and education programs throughout the country. Our graduates are frequently accepted into the nation’s finest graduate programs and have gone on to careers in the robust California arts scene. Many are now employed by the museums, galleries, design firms, and movie studios they first made contact with as students at CSUF. 

I invite you to visit our beautiful campus. We will gladly share our recent publications, and keep you apprised of present and upcoming programs and community projects. 

For questions or a tour, please call the Art Office at 657-278-3471.

Jade Jewett
Chair, Department of Visual Arts