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Visual Arts campus


If you want to become a professional artist, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a superb choice, offering more options for art degrees than most private or public schools in Southern California. You will study everything needed for a lifetime of creativity.

The Art Department is situated in a 70,000 square foot complex of studios, classrooms, computer and design labs, and galleries. Our new media and exhibition arts programs are among the strongest on the west coast in Ceramics, Crafts, Glass, Creative Photography, Drawing & Painting, Entertainment Arts & Animation, Exhibition Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Sculpture, and Art Education & Art History.

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 institutes J. Paul Getty Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Smithsonian Institution.

A campus in the lowlands of the West Coyote Hills, near the greatest beaches in the world, CSUF is a short drive into Los Angeles and its major museums and theaters, and international headquarters of the entertainment and design industries.

Students learn to think critically, master technical skills, and solve problems in surprisingly innovative ways. Our faculty of artists and educators, well known and well connected in their fields, lead our culturally diverse student body through exciting, broadminded, and productive class critiques.

Beyond the classroom, our very active student clubs host visiting artist lectures and coordinate trips to important conventions and exhibitions throughout the art world.

CSUF art alumni exhibit internationally in museums and galleries from Los Angeles to Seoul, from New York to Tokyo, and Berlin to Rio de Janeiro. They teach in universities, colleges, and secondary arts and education programs. Our graduates have careers in the robust California arts scene, employed by the museums, galleries, design firms, and movie studios which they first made contact with while students at CSUF. Our graduates are frequently accepted to study in the nation’s finest graduate programs – including the US News and World Report‘s Top 5 art schools.

I hope you will visit our beautiful campus. Come sketch in the Arboretum and Botanical Garden.  View the wonderful exhibitions in the Begovich and student galleries. Make the ten-mile side-trip to Santa Ana to our Artists’ Village at the Grand Central Arts Center, where many of our students exhibit and maintain studios.

We will gladly share our recent publications, and keep you abreast 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, Art Department








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