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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.
Student Work
Each year, Steelcase, Inc. holds a national student design competition. This year – competing against more than 900 entries and 60 nationwide programs – CSULB Design students received 3 out of the top 10 awards.
Cota Banner with student at beach
In this most unusual of winter seasons, the CSULB College of the Arts offers a few recommendations for your enjoyment, nostalgia, inspiration, and satisfaction. Even in the midst of global shutdown beauty and community happen. We hope this roster of virtual offerings brings you a bit of joy, introspection, and peace as we begin our new year together apart.
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.  
CSULB Student Creates Virtual Choir Video
Mitchell Villareal, a graduating senior at CSULB recently created a beautiful virtual arrangement featuring multiple singers and instrumentalists all collaborating on “We Are the World.” He explained the inspiration, motivation, and process behind his video.