Interim Dean: Christopher Miles
Interim Associate Dean: Cyrus Parker-Jeannette
Executive Assistant to the Deans: Aimee Castillo
Reception: Kevin O'Grady
Director, University Art Museum: Christopher Scoates
Executive Director, Carpenter Performing Arts Center: Michele Roberge
College Office: Academic Services 115
Telephone / FAX: (562) 985-4364 / 985-7883
The mission of the College of the Arts is to provide a dynamic, contemporary learning environment that honors tradition, embraces diversity, inspires innovation, and strives for excellence. Our faculty of artists, educators, and scholars is committed to challenging students intellectually, creatively, and professionally, while encouraging them to find their individual artistic voices. The College produces and brings the highest level of art, teaching, and scholarship to our community in the form of concerts, exhibitions and installations, films, performances, publications, and emerging media.
Bachelor of Arts:
Bachelor of Fine Arts:
Bachelor of Music:
Bachelor of Science:
Single Subject Teaching Credentials:
Master of Arts:
Master of Fine Arts:
The following departments are accredited by the specialized accrediting agencies for their disciplines: Art (The National Association of Schools of Art and Design); Dance (The National Association of Schools of Dance); Design (The National Association of Schools of Art and Design); The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music (The National Association of Schools of Music); and Theatre (The National Association of Schools of Theatre).
Major performance and exhibition facilities include the University Art Museum (the only accredited museum in the CSU system), five School of Art Galleries, the University Theatre, performances by the California Repertory Company (the Theatre Arts Department's graduate and professional theatre program), the Studio Theatre, the Royal Theatre at the Queen Mary, the Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall, the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater, and the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center. In these and other venues, the College of the Arts hosts over 500 exhibitions, performances, and other special events each year.