Sep 29, 2023  
University Catalog 2012-2013 
University Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Art

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs

Fine Arts 327
Phone: (323) 343-4010
FAX: (323) 343-4045

Art is a means of creative communication and expression. The programs in the Department of Art offer students the opportunity to acquire a background of understanding and skills, and to develop their abilities in the visual arts. The programs prepare students for advanced professional study in art as well as for many professions in teaching, business, and industry. Students with career interests in animation, ceramics, graphic design, photography, illustration, computer graphics, painting, printmaking, sculpture, art history, fashion and textiles, and art education will find appropriate programs or courses of study in the department. The department also participates in an Interdisciplinary Studies Minor in Multimedia that enables students to develop interactive, multimedia products. For more information, please refer to University Programs.

Students pursuing careers in other fields may benefit from combining the study of art with their professional preparation. The Bachelor of Arts degree program, and the Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degree programs are described below.

The Faculty

Professors: Manuel Aguilar, Barbara Ann Boyer, Elizabeth Bryant,  Mikyung Mika Cho, Abbas Daneshvari (Chair), Rebecca L. Davis, Michael Henderson, Carol S. Jeffers, Robert Martin, Connie Utterback.
Associate Professors: Luis Bermudez, Tim Ebner, Carol F. Tuntland.
Assistant Professors: Paul Anderson, Carol Lung, Jimmy Moss, Jim Ovelmen, Richard Wearn .
Emeriti: Walter M. Askin, Charles E. Borman, Marilyn Buccellati, Jack Butler, Susan B. Cash, Peter Marc Damien, Wachtang Djobadze, Daniel Douke, Robert Fiedler, Edward C. Forde, John Funakura, Virginia Hoffman, Tony Longson, Malcolm A. McClain, Gray Phillips, Robert D. Reeser, Carolyn Radakovich, Jeanne Schnitzler, Joe Soldate.

Exhibitions of Work

The Fine Arts Gallery of the Department of Art presents exhibitions of artwork by established professional artists as well as by faculty and students. Graduate student thesis exhibitions are presented quarterly in the gallery. In addition, the student-run exhibition space, COMA Gallery, presents rotating exhibitions of Cal State L.A. student artwork. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Graduate Program General Information

The Department of Art offers graduate programs that lead to Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. These programs involve students in advanced studies and artistic practices that provide an understanding of art as a humanistic and cultural activity. In addition, these degrees provide a sound foundation for students pursuing professional careers in various fields of art, and may be the basis for further education in the field.

Programs for this Department

Undergraduate Major

Art, B.A. 


Undergraduate Minor

Art Minor 


Undergraduate Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate Program in Fashion Design  

Undergraduate Certificate Program in Fashion Merchandising 


Graduate Major

 Art, M.A. 

Art, M.F.A. 



Art Credential Program 




Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs