Visual Arts Modernization Project

A Legacy Redefined. Our Future Redesigned.   

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The College of the Arts has been an essential part of the creative fabric of Southern California for more than 60 years, proudly serving as both an academic hub and community resource. Since the first permanent buildings were opened in 1969, the Visual Arts have been integral to this enduring relationship.   

At the heart of the Visual Arts Modernization Project are two new buildings: one that will house Begovich Gallery and student art galleries, and a multi-level structure filled with high-tech classrooms and project spaces – changes that will impact how we teach, learn, engage with, and experience the arts. 

As we look toward the next 60 years and beyond, we envision a college that continues to lead with innovation and inspiration, embracing the limitless possibilities our future holds. 


COTA Dean's Office/ Visual Arts Department 

Temporary Relocation  

During construction, the Office of the Dean, Department of Visual Arts offices, and many art department classes and offices have been temporarily relocated
to the first floor of McCarthy Hall (MH), which is adjacent to the east entrance of Clayes Performing Arts Center near the central quad of campus, or to the modular classrooms in front of Dan Black Hall.

A Legacy Redefined


Our Future Redesigned



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Land Acknowledgement
The  College of the Arts acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva Nation.
We pay our respects to the Indigenous land caretakers past, present, and emerging. For more information please visit the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe  websiteOpens in new window