College of the Arts Day at the Beach - April 13 2024

CSULB Day at the Beach
College of the Arts Showcase

Saturday April 13, 2024
9:00am-3:00pm on the Cal State Long Beach campus


CSULB’s Day at the Beach 2024 event welcomes first-time, first-year and transfer students admitted to CSULB for the Fall 2024 semester.

Day at The Beach aims to give admitted students and their families an in-depth look at the academic experience within our college. Participants can meet with faculty and current students, and learn more about academic departments, degree programs, and class experiences.

Please RSVP with Day at The Beach to attend the campus-wide event. No additional RSVP is required to attend the College of the Arts showcases that are taking place at the College of the Arts Academic facilities.

           School of Art – Fine Arts Building 1 (FA1), FA2, FA3, FA4
                      located on the South East side of the Campus

           Department of Dance – Dance Center
                      located due East of the CSULB Pyramid

           Department of Design – Design Building
                      located on the corner of Palo Verde and State University Dr.

           Department of Film & Electronic Arts (soon to be Cinematic Arts) – University Telecommunications Center
                      located on the South East corner of the Campus

           Bob Cole Conservatory of Music – University Music Center
                      located due East of the CSULB Pyramid

           Department of Theatre Arts – Theatre Arts Building
                      located on the South East corner of the Campus

Event Schedule for Day at The Beach

The following is the schedule for the campus-wide Day at The Beach event.

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Welcome @ Walter Pyramid (tickets required-RSVP and Ticket Link Above)
  • 10:00am-3:00pm: College Showcases (see College of the Arts Menu of Opportunities below)
  • 10:00am-3:00pm: Campus Resource Fair (100+ booths providing information on campus services and clubs)
  • 10:00am-3:00pm: Campus and Housing Tours (meet at the Maxson Plaza fountain on 2nd level of Brotman Hall)

View the detailed Day at The Beach event schedule.


Parking will be free for the day on Saturday, April 13 to accommodate guests attending Day at The Beach. You will not need to purchase a parking permit when you arrive at CSULB.

Please see Day at The Beach - Directions and Parking for additional information.

College of the Arts Menu of Opportunities

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Welcome to Campus at the Walter Pyramid
  • 10:00am-3pm: Explore the campus and find your Arts and Academic Home (Use the Interactive Map or visit the College of the Arts Tents/Hubs located east of the Pyramid or west of Fine Arts 4 on the south end of campus)
  • 10:00am-3pm: College of the Arts Department and Facilities Showcases:
  • Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

    • Open from 10am-3pm

    • Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Tours – Meet/Start at the Daniel Recital Hall

      • Every 30 minutes – followed by a Q&A session with Department and program leaders

  • Department of Cinematic Arts (also known as Film & Electronic Arts)

    • Open from 10am-3pm

    • Informational Slide Show with faculty, staff, student Q&A – UTC 127

    • Meet & Greet Film Faculty and Film Chair Adam Moore – UTC 127

  • Department of Dance

    • Dance Facility Tour – Meet in front of the Dance Office

      • Every 30 minutes, beginning at 11am

      • Last tour at 2:30pm

    • Q&A with Department Chair and Academic Advisor (DC-S103)

      • 10:15am and 2:15pm

    • Scavenger Hunts and other activities – Dance Courtyard

      • 11am-2pm

  • Department of Design

    • Design Student Work Showcase – Design Building Hallways

      • 10am-3pm

    • Design Degrees Information Table – Design Building Entrance

      • 10am-3pm

    • Design Department Tours – Meet at Information Table

      • 10am-3pm (last tour leaves at 2:30pm)

  • Department of Theatre Arts

    • Theatre Arts Department Tours – Theatre Arts Bldg Lobby

      • Every 15 minutes, beginning at 11am

    • Theatre Arts Video Presentation – Players Theatre

      • 11am-2pm

    • Theatre Arts Department Information and Refreshments – Outside Courtyard

      • 11am-2pm

  • School of Art

    • Printmaking (Tote bags) – Fine Arts Bldg 1 1st floor

    • Fiber (indigo dying station) – Fine Arts Bldg 2 2nd floor

    • Metals (Keychain charms) – Fine Arts Bldg 2 1st floor

    • Selfie Station – Student Gallery Courtyard (between Fine Arts 2 & 3)

    • Woodwork Demos – Fine Arts 3 1st floor

    • Graphic Design Studio Tour and UX Demo – Fine Arts Bldg 4 – rm 107

    • Sculpture Exhibition:  Student Galleries (between Fine Arts 2 & 3)

    • Ceramics Studio Tours – Fine Arts 2 1st floor (back of building)

Performance, Exhibitions, and Creative Opportunities Abound!

The CSULB College of the Arts is expansive and ambitious in offering a wide-range of opportunities for creative exploration, performance, exhibition, and art making at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

  • The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music features more than 20 separate ensembles that rehearse and perform together regularly.
  • The Department of Theatre Arts presents four separate mainstage shows each year and weekly student produced productions during the academic semesters.
  • The School of Art manages seven separate exhibition spaces dedicated to showcasing student work, with weekly rotating exhibitions opening every Sunday with new student work.
  • The Department of Design offers its own dedicated exhibition space and regularly provides students with chances to enter regional, national, and international design competitions.
  • The Department of Dance lives in a performance and rehearsal space with seven separate dance studios, a 200+ seat theatre used exclusively for dance performances, along with a wellness lab and a full Pilates studio. 
  • The Department of Film & Electronic Arts provides undergraduate students with extensive hands-on filmmaking experience and regularly dominates the state-wide CSU Media Arts Festival, winning awards in Documentary, Experimental, Animation, and Narrative filmmaking each year.

After the Event - Next Steps

We hope that you agree, after you’ve had a chance to explore our campus, that The Beach is the place to be!

If you are ready to commit to CSULB and the exceptional arts training offered here, you’ll find the next steps to take on the webpages below:

We look forward to seeing you on campus!