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Alumni

We are justifiably proud of our College of the Arts alumni and former students, and are grateful for the giant impact and artistic footprint they leave as actors, administrators, animators, artists, business owners, cinematographers, choreographers, composers, curators, dancers, designers, directors, dramaturgs, engineers, filmmakers, illustrators, leaders, musicians, painters, printers, sculptors, singers, teachers, technicians, producers, public servants, writers, and more.

Studying the arts provides our alums with a solid background – not only in their specific artistic discipline – but with the ability to problem solve through creative and practical approaches, strong communication and teamwork skills, and empathy and appreciation for humanity and culture. Important tools for success in any profession and in any life.

With more than 50 years of alumni, it is impossible to acknowledge and share all of our giant College of the Arts alumni family tree here. We are grateful and proud of them all, and share great news of alumni accomplishments whenever we can. Here are just a few high profile examples:

Josh Agle also known as Shag

Josh Agle AKA Shag (Art)
Painter/Designer/Illustrator

Alan Baer

Alan Baer (Music)
Principal Tuba player for New York Philharmonic

Karen Baker

Karen Baker Landers (Film and Electronic Arts)
Academy Award Winner for Sound Engineering

Alexandra Billings

Alexandra Billings (Theatre Arts)
Actor/Activist

Richard and Karen Carpenter

Richard and Karen Carpenter (Music)
Singer/Songwriter duo – Carpenters

Raymond Lee

Raymond Lee (Theatre Arts)
Actor

Patrick McCollum

Patrick McCollum (Dance)
Broadway Choreographer

Brian McDaniel

Brian McDaniel (Music)
CA Teacher of the Year 2018

Raul Rodriguez

Raul Rodriguez (Art)
Prolific Designer of Rose Parade Floats

VJ Rosales

VJ Rosales (Music)
Founding member of the Filharmonics

Stephen Speilberg

Steven Spielberg (Film and Electronic Arts)
Filmmaker and CA Hall of Fame Inductee 2017

Linda Wooverton

Linda Woolverton (Theatre Arts)
Screenwriter/Playwright

Are you a CSULB College of the Arts Alum? Do you have news to share? Reach out to Bethany.Price@csulb.edu to update us on your latest accomplishments and life events so we can say “congratulations!” and share the news with your fellow alums and College of the Arts supporters.