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Student Opportunities and Resources

Art History New Courses, Workshops, and Events

Art History students benefit from workshops, lectures, and events sponsored by the art history faculty, the School of Art and other institutions across campus.

Assistantships, Fellowships, and Internships

Campus assistantships are provided to many qualified students. These students work an average of ten hours per week. They aid in the teaching process and work on faculty directed research projects. Faculty also assist students interested in attaining fellowships from outside institutions, such as the J. Paul Getty Museum. For example, three art history majors have been selected for the prestigious Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, and several students have participated in the Getty Marrow Internship at the Getty Center and Villa.

Teaching and Pedagogical Training

Art History MA students have the exceptional opportunity to teach as Instructors of Record. Students may apply to be a teaching intern and then instructor for Art 110 Introduction to the Visual Arts, our foundation art history course for non-majors. This opportunity includes close mentorship and training in pedagogical practices from our art history faculty.

Support for Student Research

For writing and research projects, students benefit from resources such as the Visual Resources Center, computer center, and the University’s art museum. To support advanced research, the CSULB Library staff includes a designated Subject Expert in Art and Art History and a dedicated Research Guide to support studies in the visual arts.