Undergraduate Programs

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Creative Photography students and work

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a Concentration in CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

OVERVIEW The Creative Photography program looks at the photographic medium in a contemporary and progressive context and as a means of self-expression as well as an important tool for the artist. Because photography and all optically-generated media are in a state of flux and redefinition, faculty encourage students to explore the potential of images and their relationship to historical, cultural, social, theoretical and aesthetic concerns within the visual arts and humanities.

The curriculum in Creative Photography follows a chronological sequence from the lower division foundation experience, through 35mm black and white, color, non-silver and digital imaging courses and advances into expanded practices such as large scale murals, video, installation performance, sound and web-based work.

For program requirements, please see the University Catalog.

Faculty The faculty represent a range of experience and aesthetic attitudes and are committed to their own rigorous studio practice.

Linda KroffOpens in new window , Professor and Program Coordinator
Julie OrserOpens in new window , Assistant Professor
Heyward Hart
Mel Johnson
Lilly McElroy
Kathleen McLaughlin
Gina Osterloh

Links • CSUF Creative Photography
Creative Photo Club, Camera AbsurdaOpens in new window
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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a Concentration in DRAWING & PAINTING

OVERVIEW The Drawing & Painting area of concentration prepares students to be leaders in an increasingly visual world. Painters creatively pose and solve visual problems through complex image making. Our students learn both the conceptual and formal approaches to painting, from representation to abstraction to experimental practices. Students study pictorial space, color mixing, life studies, and painterly applications.

At the core of instruction are individual and group critiques conducted by faculty and visiting artists. The Drawing & Painting faculty are dedicated educators, accomplished artists, and respected scholars. Our faculty are known for being actively engaged in helping each student develop her or his ideas, technical skills, confidence and professional knowledge.

For program requirements, please see the University Catalog.


Rebecca Campbell, Assistant Professor
Kyung Sun ChoOpens in new window , Professor and Program Coordinator
Joe ForkanOpens in new window , Professor
Jade JewettOpens in new window , Department Chair, Professor
Don Lagerberg, Emeritus Professor, Drawing

Drawing and Painting Alumni

Eric BeltzCarole Caroompas, Eric Chauvin, Michelle Fierro, Tim Forcum, Ken Harsha, Maneli Jodat, Julie Kirk, Mark Kostabi, Kozydan, Tommii LimJason Maloney
Robbie Miller, Ann Phong, Daniel Du Plessis, Sharon Ryan, Betty Shelton, Nina Stanley, Justin Sweet, Wataru Todoroki, Fred Tomaselli, and Hoang Vu

Visiting Artists in Drawing & Painting

Lisa Adams, Sandow Birk, Rebecca Campbell, Scott Canty, Merion Estes, Ruby Osorio, Pippilotti Rist, Rachel Rosenthal, Peter Sheldon, Miriam Shapiro, Tyler Stallings, and Patty Wickman.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a Concentration in ENTERTAINMENT ART/ ANIMATION

OVERVIEW The Entertainment Art/Animation program offers students the conceptual, technical, and practical skills to become successful entertainers, communicators and storytellers with a focus on character animation.

Program coursework is designed to provide students with a critical appreciation of historical and contemporary animation forms as well as the principles, concepts, and techniques used to create character based performances. At the completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the animation process and its use as a storytelling medium with visual skill and clarity.

For program requirements, please see the University CatalogOpens in new window .


Our faculty members bring significant professional experience to the classroom, having backgrounds as creative professionals working in the animation industry. Members of the CSUF Entertainment Art/Animation faculty have worked for Disney, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Dreamworks, Film Roman, and many others. CSUF Faculty also explore the creation and exploration of personal animated films and related art, and have had their work displayed in festivals and competitive venues all over the world.

Chuck Grieb, Professor and Program Coordinator
Carol Ashley, Assistant Professor
Mike Dietz, Assistant Professor
Andy FedakOpens in new window , Assistant Professor
Wendy GriebOpens in new window , Assistant Professor
Dana LambOpens in new window , Emeritus Professor

Brian Kennon, Marty Davis, Larry Loc, Barbara Malley, Fred Vang, Kathleen Quaife, and Vin Teng

Student and Alumni Achievements

In partnership with Nickelodeon Animation Studios, the Entertainment Art/Animation area has developed educational opportunities to further the career goals of its students. Graduates of the program are working or animating for: Cartoon Network, Disney Feature Animation, Disney TV Animation, Electronic Arts, Lucas Films, Nickelodeon, Pandemic Studios, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Sony Games, to name a few. The work of our alumni can be seen in productions such as Spiderman 3, Superman Returns, Meet the Robinsons, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Ice Age 2, The Simpsons, Avatar, SpongeBob Squarepants, and many others. A number of our alumni are directors, and one is a show runner. We also have had numerous students over the years place as semifinalists or winners in  Disney Imagineering Imaginations  competition.


Jesse CarlsonOpens in new window Sean CharmatzOpens in new window John CahoonOpens in new window Mike DaleyOpens in new window Emmanuel DeligiannisOpens in new window Alex DeligiannisOpens in new window Megan DongOpens in new window Farnaz EsnaashariOpens in new window Garrett EvesOpens in new window Alice HerringOpens in new window Joy JohnsonOpens in new window Ryan KramerOpens in new window Carrie LiaoOpens in new window Ben NelsonOpens in new window Richard PoseOpens in new window Josh PruettOpens in new window Greg RankinOpens in new window Justin RidgeOpens in new window Mike RoushOpens in new window Katrina RuzicsOpens in new window Garrett ShikumaOpens in new window Edgar TellezOpens in new window Rusty TracyOpens in new window Wayne UntenOpens in new window Jennifer Wood Opens in new window

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a Concentration in GLASS

OVERVIEW We believe it is important for glass students to understand their role as artists and we encourage them to explore the potential of their chosen media for developing an individual direction and personal art aesthetic. Emphasis is placed on helping students to develop their technical proficiency as they explore both sculptural and functional approaches. As they expand their decision making skills within the complexities of their chosen media students participate in all process phases.

Courses follow a chronological sequence from lower-division introductory experiences to specialized upper-division courses in glass casting, forming and blowing as well as architectural stained glass.

For program requirements, please see the University Catalog or contact program coordinator Hiromi TakizawaOpens in new window for further details.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art with a Concentration in GRAPHIC DESIGN

OVERVIEW The Graphic Design program at CSU Fullerton continues to lead in its commitment to technology and professional development. Students will develop their digital, professional, and academic abilities through state-of-the-art facilities and professional mentorship. Within the program, they are encouraged to explore a wide array of problem solving methods, processes, aesthetic principles, and concepts through the visual language of design.

For program requirements, please see the University Catalog.


Chen WangOpens in new window , Graphic Design Area Coordinator, Assistant Professor
John T. DrewOpens in new window , Professor, Graphic Design
Sergio LizarragaOpens in new window , Associate Professor
Theron MooreOpens in new window , Associate Professor


Jeffrey BaconJon NorrisJoven OrozcoCheryl SavalaJohn O’Brien, and Steven Brower

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