May 06, 2021  
Semester Catalog 2020-2021 
Semester Catalog 2020-2021

Department of Art

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Fine Arts 331
Phone: (323) 343-4010

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. Students pursuing careers in other fields may benefit from combining the study of art with their professional preparation. The Minor in Art or the Certificate in Fashion, Fiber and Materials are available to these students. The Bachelor of Arts,  Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degree programs are described below.

The Faculty

Professors: Manuel Aguilar, Luis Bermudez, Mika M. Cho , Rebecca L. Davis (Chair), Tim Ebner,  Carole F. Lung-Bazile ,Robert Martin, Jimmy Moss, James Ovelmen, Richard Wearn.
Associate Professors:
Assistant Professors:
Dustin Garnet, Jenevive Nykolak, Oli Rodriguez,  Zachary Vernon, Zachary Zezima.
Emeriti: Walter M. Askin, Charles E. Borman, Marilyn Buccellati, Jack Butler, Susan B. Cash, Peter Marc Damien, Abbas Daneshvari, Wachtang Djobadze, Daniel Douke, Robert Fiedler, Edward C. Forde, John Funakura, Michael J. Henderson, Virginia Hoffman, Carol S. Jeffers, Tony Longson, Malcolm A. McClain, Gray Phillips, Robert D. Reeser, Carolyn Radakovich, Jeanne Schnitzler, Carol F. Tuntland, Connie Utterback.

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 and undergraduate capstone shows are presented each semester. 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

Minor in Art  

Undergraduate Certificate

Undergraduate Certificate in Fashion, Fiber and Materials  
Undergraduate Certificate in Fashion Retailing  

Graduate Major

 Art, M.A.  

Art, M.F.A.  


Art Credential Program  




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