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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.
Film students on set
Academics all across the U.S. have placed their usual instruction on hold to acknowledge Scholar Strike (#ScholarStrike), a movement in higher education asking teachers and academic staff to pause usual business in efforts to share in discussions and instruction that promote racial justice. The two-day period on September 8th and 9th was first created following the shooting of Jacob Blake by the police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Scholar Strike has facilitated countless materials being shared...
Faculty wait to give items to students.
The CSULB School of Art Faculty and Staff worked overtime at the end of August to put together materials packets for their students. After spending much of the summer strategizing on ways to enhance the virtual experience for our visual arts students by creating equipment and supplies that allow students to work more fully on their arts training and practice from home, and provides a deeper and more meaningful way for our faculty to interact with the work students are creating, a variety of...
Convocation 2020 Graphic
For decades, the CSULB College of the Arts has gathered staff and faculty together for an opening meeting at the start of each academic year. This year the gathering took place remotely, with more than 150 College of the Arts colleagues attending from their homes, phones, and their quarantine spaces, and our College leadership shared plans and a vision for moving forward and thriving in this difficult time.
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.