New Student Spring Advising & Registration:
Department of Art | Visual Arts (ART Students)

Congratulations, and welcome to the Department of Art | Visual Arts (ART) in the College of the Arts (COTA) at Cal State Fullerton!

Please read through this webpage carefully! It contains very important information about required orientation and advising sessions for new students this spring of 2023. Below are the steps to complete your freshmen or transfer student orientation, advising, and registration. 


Here are some overview websites about new student orientation:

  • All university orientation information   hereOpens in new window   Opens in new window
  • Parent and family orientation   hereOpens in new window   Opens in new window
  • First-time freshman (FTF)   hereOpens in new window   Opens in new window
  • Upper-division transfers (UDT)   hereOpens in new window   Opens in new window

Make sure to run your Titan Degree Audit (TDA) to see what classes are listed as options in each section for all requirements.

Here are some overview websites about the Art Department

  • ART general website   hereOpens in new window   Opens in new window : introduction to ART and helpful links.
  • ART catalog website   hereOpens in new window   Opens in new window : degree programs, requirements, classes, and other ART offerings. 


Although the university gives you the option for either in-person or online orientation,   we encourage you as strongly as possible to sign up for in-person orientation!   This has three important advantages over online orientation. 

  • You will be on campus and can orient yourself to the layout and available services. 
  • You will meet with both a faculty and staff advisor in-person. 
  • You will end the day with most of your fall schedule.


We strongly recommend signing up for   in-person orientation and advising. Here are the steps. 

  1. From the   CSUF homepageOpens in new window   Opens in new window , log into your CSUF student portal using your university-issued username and password (if you have changed your password from the one originally assigned, use that new password). 
  2. Navigate to the Student Homepage, either via the cube widget top right that opens your list of apps, or scroll down to the section with your Titan Online apps. 
  3. Click on the “Admission” tile. 
  4. Click on the “Orientation” tab on the far-left menu. 
  5. Select either the in-person option (most highly recommended, then select date and complete registration) or the online orientation module option (not recommended, but you will receive the link to the modules). Note that registration for in-person orientation is open until June 2 or until capacity is reached. 

Access a map of Cal State Fullerton herePDF File Opens in new window

In-person orientation days for ART and COTA

Thursday, January 12, 2023 or Friday, January 13, 2023
Bring copies of your unofficial college transcripts for your advising session on your orientation day.

Online Orientation is
A three-step process that includes interactive modules. more information

View the Department of Art Video: First-Year and Transfer Students

Additional resources: Spring 2023 Registration Guide.

Please email with any further questions.


Additional Resources

Disability Support Services (DSS): Should you need accommodations during advising and registration and/or while at CSUF, DSS is available to support you and answer any questions or concerns that you may have during this time. DSS staff will be responding to emails and inquiries remotely and meeting with students via Zoom during their usual 8:00am – 5:00pm business hours.  Please visit their websiteOpens in new window  for further details. 

International Students ServicesOpens in new window  

Veterans Resource CenterOpens in new window  

Bachelor of Arts in Art - Advisors

Art History
Advisors: Elisa C. MandellCamila MarojaJoanna Roche,* and Christopher Slogar

General Studio Art
Advisors: Joe BielBryan CantleyAndrew Dickson and Lawrence Yun

Teaching (Art Education)

Advisors:   Elizabeth (Betsy) Holster* and Mary Anna Pomonis


*denotes Concentration Head

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art - Advisors

 Advisor: Nobuhito Nishigawara

Computer Animation and Game Art 

Advisors: Carol Ashley, Erik Carpenter, and Andy Fedak*

Creative   Photography & Experimental Media

Advisors: Linda Kroff and Julie Orser*

Drawing & Painting  

Advisors: Rebecca CampbellKyung Sun Cho,* and Joe Forkan

Entertainment Art/Animation 

Advisors: Kathy Baur



Advisor: Hiromi Takizawa*

Graphic & Interactive Design 

Advisors: John T. DrewJuan Manuel EscalanteSergio LizarragaTheron Moore, and Chen Wang*

Advisor:   Christian Hill*

Jewelry and Metals 

Advisor: Christina Smith

Advisor: Mateo Tannatt*

*denotes Concentration Head