California State University, Dominguez Hills

As the most diverse campus in the West, CSUDH is a friendly and supportive environment that offers you the services and excellent academic programs you need to succeed in the career of your choice. Here, your achievement is the measure of our success. You can expect to meet faculty and staff who will work hard to assist you in reaching your goal – because our goal is to become one of the top urban universities in America.


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Leo F. Cain Library LIB G503, 1000 East Victoria Street
Phone: 310.243.3389
Fax: 310.516.4268

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Our Aims

To offer courses for both art majors and non majors that acquaint them with the art of world cultures and provide them with a variety of art experiences.

The mission includes improving each student's artistic skills, as well as his/her comprehension of world art. The department's mission is to provide students with career oriented skills for use in the various fileds of art. It also includes the preparation of future teachers who will present courses in the California public schools.

In additon, the mission of the Art Department is to provide artistic experiences for both the university and the local community through the activities in the Art Gallery.


Location and Getting there

Our campus in Carson, California is a location of convenience and choices. We serve the communities of Los Angeles’ South Bay proudly, and our on-campus diversity is mirrored by the diversity of our surrounding communities, which give you a glimpse of cultures and traditions from around the world. We are located within five minutes of the 91, 110 and 405 freeways, which makes travel to campus convenient no matter where you are coming from. Southern California’s renowned warm temperatures and blue skies can be taken advantage of on campus or at beaches along the Pacific less than half an hour from campus. And entertainment options such as Universal Studios, Universal City Walk, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and variety of professional sports venues including the Home Depot Center right on campus offer something for everyone.  

Department and information about the department

The Art Department occupies the first floor of La Corte Hall and offers working studio areas in ceramics, sculpture, painting and drawing, and arts and crafts. Plus the department also offers a Macintosh computer lab for design and digital graphics. In addition, our expansive University Art Gallery presents continuing art exhibits and related events throughout the academic year.

The Art Department Bachelors of Arts degree offers three options of study: Art History, Design, and Studio. The department also offers five art minors - Art History, Studio, Design, Digital Graphics, and Crafts - plus a Single Subject Matter program for prospective art teachers.

As you view the works of students, the activities of faculty, and gallery exhibits you might have many questions. We would be happy to respond to your concerns. Please see the web page listing contacts of faculty and staff, and feel free to email or call us anytime. Also, please consider visiting the Art Department facility in person. Call the Art Department at 310-243-3310 to set up an appointment with a faculty member and discuss your career in art while touring our spac...  [ Read All ]

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News and Events

Terra Incognita: Contemporary Landscape Painting
April 4-April 25, 2007 First Floor of LaCorte Hall, University Art Gallery

Opening reception: April 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A conversation with the artists: April 4, 6:00 p.m.

An exploration of contemporary landscape painting in works by four Los Angeles artists including: Sarah Arnold, Steve Comba, Lee Kim and Randall Von Bloomberg, Each artist utilizes a different aspect of the contemporary landscape ranging from Steve Comba’s grand, romantic vistas to Randall Von Bloomberg’s luminous paintings of magnified landscape details.

Annual Student Art Exhibition: B.A. Graduates
May10-17, 2007 First Floor of LaCorte Hall, University Art Gallery

Opening reception and awards ceremony: May 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

An exhibition highlighting works of art in various media by graduates in Studio Art and Design.

Information For  Undergraduates

Cal State University Dominguez Hills provides a broad range of innovative academic programs and student centered services within a diverse university environment that fosters a dynamic and enriching educational experience. Our undergraduate degree programs have been carefully designed to ensure that each student is well prepared for the challenges in the working environment. Our flexible class schedules are offered at times and locations convenient for the students we serve. Our small class size provides a student to faculty ratio that fosters personal attention and enhances learning. Students will have the privilege of working with outstanding faculty who are here to make their experience worthwhile and fulfilling.  

Information For  Postgraduates

The mission of graduate programs at California State University, Dominguez Hills is to promote advanced study, scholarly activity, and research. Graduate programs enable students to contribute to the advancement of their professions, to progress in their chosen careers, and to assume positions of leadership. Through traditional and nontraditional ways of learning, students earn advanced certificates, credentials, master’s degrees, and life enrichment. One in three students enrolled at this campus has already earned a bachelor’s degree and is engaged in additional study at an advanced level. Graduate students thus make up a distinctive and highly valued segment of the university community, and graduate programs support the dedication of California State University, Dominguez Hills in educating a student population of unprecedented diversity for leadership roles in the twenty-first century.  

Information For  International Students

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) offers many advantages to international students. The University’s Faculty Mentor Program and undergraduate research projects help students to excel academically. A low student to faculty ratio (21:1) promotes close interaction in the classroom between faculty and students. As one of the most diverse universities in the United States, CSUDH provides a comfortable environment for students from different backgrounds and countries. If you are a prospective international student or counselor you will find this website very informative.  

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