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Behnaz Farahi, Associate Professor in the CSULB Department of Design, has been awarded the 2021 Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum National Digital Design Award.
The College of the Arts, like CSULB itself, begins the 2021-2022 semester with new academic and administrative leadership in place.
AAPI Designed Banner
The College of the Arts affirms solidarity with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community and recognizes the need to support and honor the equality and importance of our students, faculty, and staff who share AAPI identity, family, and heritage. Incidents of violence targeting AAPI-identifying peoples have escalated during the past year, with nearly 4,000 incidents reported nationwide. We recognize that many attacks and incidents go unreported. In COTA we are moving to provide active...
Donors for College of the Arts
For nearly 60 years, the Fine Arts Affiliates (FAA) has been supporting student scholarships for CSULB College of the Arts majors. During that time, more than $600,000 has been given to the College of the Arts by FAA for scholarships and programs. Membership is open to all.
Dr. Robin Bargar - Dean of the CSULB College of the Arts
Incoming College of the Arts Dean Robin Bargar, originally from Ohio, comes to CSULB from the University of Salford in Greater Manchester, England, where he served as the university’s director of digital and creative industry collaboration, and taught in the School of Arts Media with a joint appointment in the School of Computing Sciences.
Photography Students Shoot Lettuce
Earlier this month, David Waldman, a professional cinematographer and instructor for the Film and Electronic Arts Department, teaches Lighting for the Camera. The course is offered in the Spring semester for third year undergrads in the narrative production option in FEA.  The goal of the class is the examination of basic aesthetic and technical principles of lighting. Students explore various creative lighting styles and techniques through lectures and practical exercises.