California Lutheran University

Just over 40 years ago, in what was once a rural Ventura County community 39 miles northwest of Los Angeles, California Lutheran University was founded in 1959 as a private co-educational institution dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies. Alongside the city of Thousand Oaks, CLU has grown into a dynamic thriving community that maintains its friendly atmosphere and personal attention.

Today, Thousand Oaks and the Conejo Valley are at the heart of the U.S. 101 Technology Corridor, one of the country's fastest growing regions for bioengineering, business and technology, the arts and the sciences. And at just over 30 minutes from Los Angeles, an area deeply rooted in international culture and finance, new media and the film industry, CLU is poised-both in terms of our exceptional location and our development as an institution - to play a vital role in these key industries of the future.

But to take advantage of where we now find CLU, we must provide programs that embrace the aspirations of our students and the needs of the business community. We recognize that the demands on h... [ Read All ]

Thousand Oaks

United States

60 W. Olsen Rd. #3800
CA 91360
Phone: (805) 492-2411
Website: http://www.callutheran.ed

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Location and Getting there

Cal Lutheran is an intellectually rich community nestled in the idyllic Conejo Valley halfway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.  

Department and information about the department

Art graduates enjoy careers in the visual arts, art and art history education, design and advertising. Careers for art students include graphic design, advertising, photography, computer graphics, book design, and work in the theater, motion picture, and television industries.

To build an exceptional career in visual and creative arts, it takes a combination of traditional and contemporary art education combined with hands-on experience.

Art degrees incorporate a general foundation in historical and modern art with studio classes that strengthen students' visual imagery, creative skills, and analytical thinking. Emphasizing individualized attention and creative motivation, the program combines a wide range of academic and art disciplines with real-world experience, philosophies, and attitudes. Students choose either a standard art major curriculum or the art major with a concentration in design, which incorporates advanced courses in computer graphics.

To enhance their creative skills and prepare them for professional work, students learn how to use sophisticated computer graphics programs that rely on the latest software a...  [ Read All ]

Academic Staff and Description

Barry J Burns
Lynn Creighton
Larkin Higgins
Michael Pearce
Christine P Sellin
Terry Spehar-Fahey
Brian Stethem
John Storojev
Nathan L. Tierney  

News and Events

Art Exhibit: "Highly Favored"
Contemporary Images of the Virgin Mary

March 6 - March 25, 2007
Location: Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture - Map

Event Description
The story of the birth of Christ has a protagonist that makes all stories of motherhood pale by comparison – the faithful and seemingly fearless servant of God, Mary. Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox traditions all have images of this young Jewish woman who was declared by the archangel Gabriel to be “highly favored” in God's sight.

Who exactly was Mary? How can we recover a larger sense of her meaning through the works of contemporary artists from the Christian traditions and the reflections of contemporary thinkers from these traditions?

The “Highly Favored” pieces on exhibit were among those chosen by juror Fr. Terrence E. Dempsey, S.J., a Jesuit priest and Founding Director of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo.

Admission is free. The Kwan Fong Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Art: "Be It Done to Me," by Rachelle...  [ Read All ]

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