College of the Arts
Department Chair: David A. Hadlock
Department Administrative Office: Fine Arts (FA) 4, Room 102
Department Student Services Office: Fine Arts (FA) 4, Room 106
Telephone/FAX: (562) 985-4376/985-1650
Undergraduate Advisor: B.A./B.F.A.: John Snidecor (562) 985-4381
Graduate Advisor: M.A./M.F.A.: Jay Kvapil (562) 985-7910
Faculty: Margaret Black, Archie Boston Jr. (Emeritus), Kendall Brown, Andrew Byrom, Domenic A. Cretara, Tanya Cummings, Linda Day, Connie Glenn (Emeritus), Todd Gray, Jen Grey, David A. Hadlock, Thomas E. Hall (Emeritus), Elisabeth Hartung, Peter Holliday, Tor Hovind, Yu Ji, Karen Kleinfelder, Tomas J. Krumpak, Jay Kvapil, Anthony Marsh, Mark Michelon, Christopher Miles, Julia I. Miller, Kimiko Miyoshi, Kristen Morgin, Lara Nguyen, Catha Paquette, Sunook Park, Robin Richesson, Kyle Riedel, Mark Ruwedel, Roxanne Sexauer, Nizan Shaked, Carol Shaw-Sutton, Fran Siegel, Carlos Silveira, Matthew Simms, Rebecca Sittler Schrock, John C. Snidecor (Emeritus), Craig C. Stone, Marie Thibeault, Michael Whitlow, George Zebot
Administrative Coordinator: Karen Warner
Artist • Art Appraiser • Art Critic • Art Director • Art Educator • Art Historian • Art Librarian • Art Therapist • Architectural Illustrator • Billboard Artist • CAD Designer • Cartographer • Commercial Advertising Industry • Commercial Artist • Community Arts Instructor • Concept Illustrator • Display Designer for retail and commercial exhibitions • Entertainment Industry: Animator, Art Director, Backdrop Designer/Painter • Caricaturist • Cartoonist • Concept Illustrator • Fashion Illustrator • Set Decorator • Set Designer • Storyboard Artist • Graphic Designer • Illustrator • Illustrator Publishing Industry: books, CD’s, greeting cards, magazines, newspapers, and technical materials • Muralist•Museum/Gallery: Director, Preparator, Conservator • Commercial /Fine Art Photographer • Police Artist • Textile Designer • Videographer • Web Designer: Motion Graphics, Information Architect (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)
Students should contact the Department Student
Services Office for referral to one of the faculty
advisors: Art/Credential Advisor, B.A./B.F.A. Advisor, Graduate M.A./M.F.A. Advisor.
In recognition of the quality of its programs and the standards it maintains, the Art Department is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, phone: 703-437-0700).
The Art Department at California State University, Long Beach, is one of several campuses in the California State University system authorized to offer the Master of Fine Arts degree in Art with a large number of specializations. The diversity of its programs, the quality of instruction, and the professional caliber of its faculty all combine to provide an exceptional opportunity and challenge to students seeking meaningful educational experiences and careers in the visual arts.
The Art Department has curricular programs leading to the following undergraduate degrees: (1) Bachelor of Arts (Art); (2) Bachelor of Arts (Art History); (3) Bachelor of Arts (Art Education); (4) Bachelor of Fine Arts in eight specializations (Photography, Ceramics, Drawing/Painting, Visual Communication (Graphic Design), Illustration, Printmaking, Sculpture, 3-D Media-Fiber/Metal/Wood).
At the graduate level the Art Department offers both the Master of Arts degree and the Master of Fine Arts degree. As the terminal degree for studio artists, the Master of Fine Arts degree requires a minimum of two years and provides eight professional specializations as follows: Ceramics, Drawing/Painting, Illustration, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, 3-D Media-Fiber/Metal/Wood, Graphic Design.
The Master of Arts degree, designed as a one-year program, is offered by the Art Department in ten specializations; in addition to the seven studio areas listed above, the M.A. degree is granted in Art History and Art Education. The department also offers a graduate-level Certificate Program in Museum Studies and an interdisciplinary program leading to a Certificate in Biomedical Art.
As is customary in most schools, the Art Department may request projects completed by students for class credit for a short specified period for purposes of promotion and exhibition.
Admission to Baccalaureate Degree Programs in
The number of applicants to several of the programs in Art exceeds the number that can be accommodated. For this reason, the department has been authorized by the California State University to apply supplemental admission criteria. Admission is on a competitive basis, and continuing CSULB students and tansfer applicants will be considered equally.
Freshmen applying to the university as Art Education or Art History majors will be admitted to the major if they meet all requirements for admission to the university. Students applying to the B.A. in Studio Art or to one of the BFA degree programs will be admitted as pre-Studio Art majors. Admission as a pre-Studio Art major does not guarantee admission to the major.
Continuing students must apply for admission to the major during the month of November for following fall or during the month of August for admission for the following spring. Applications must be received in time that students can be admitted to a major by the time they reach 60 units.
Transfer applicants must apply during the initial filing period and must designate the major on the application. Students who are not admitted to the major will be admitted to an alternate major if they have listed one on the application. If no alternate major is listed, the student will not be admitted to the university.
Students who qualify for admission to the university will be admitted to the Art Education or Art History major. Students applying for the B.A. in Studio Art, other than for Art Education or Art History, must meet the criteria for admission to the major. Students applying to a B.F.A. program must supply a portfolio of their creative work to the Art Department.
Students who are not admitted to the designated major will be admitted to an alternate major if they have listed one on the application. If no alternate major is listed, the student will not be admitted to the university.
Admission Under Impaction to the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
To be eligible for admission to the Option in Studio Art under the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), applicants must demonstrate the following prior to the semester for which the application is submitted: Applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have completed at least 60 semester units of baccalaureate-level work applicable toward a degree at CSULB. Eligible applicants will be selected for admission on a space-available basis based on cumulative grade point average.
Admission Under Impaction to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
To be eligible for admission to a Bachelor of the Fine Arts (B.F.A.) program, applicants must demonstrate the following prior to the semester for which the application is submitted: Applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have completed at least 60 semester units of baccalaureate-level work applicable toward a degree at CSULB. Applicants must provide a portfolio of their creative work to the Department of Art. Your portfolio can be submitted before you enter the Department but it is highly suggested that students interested in the B.F.A. programs enter the university as a Studio Art major, take between six to nine upper division units in the area of specialization, and then submit a portfolio. By doing so you will become acquainted with the Department and the specific requirements for our portfolio review. You only have two chances to apply for a B.F.A. program. By applying early you may use one of your chances before you are ready. If you are considering the Drawing and Painting Program you should contact the Drawing and Painting Program Head.
Admission Procedures for Change of Major
Currently enrolled students who are undeclared or majors in other departments and who wish to apply for admission to degree programs in art must:
1. Submit a Change of Degree Objective form to the Art Department Student Services Office during the months of November or August;
2. Students applying for the B.F.A. degree programs in Art must also supply transcripts of college-level academic work attempted, and a portfolio of their creative work.