California State University, Fullerton

The College of the Arts at California State University, Fullerton, provides a climate that encourages individual achievement across the visual and performing arts spectrum. We are committed to the serious study of the essential principles and techniques that combine with imagination to form the basis for expression in the arts.

Our extensive specialized studio and performance spaces offer dedicated students, faculty and staff the opportunity to pursue and achieve professional and creative excellence in the visual arts, music, dance and theatre.

For some, the College of the Arts is the birthplace of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the home of over 2,300 undergraduate and graduate art students, and the teaching laboratory for the region’s brightest minds and talented students. For others, it is the place where opera stars Deborah Voigt and Rod Gilfry received their training, or TV producer and “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry learned the craft of theatre and script writing, For many other it is the reputation and success of graphic designers and animators in the entertainment industry. [ Read All ]


United States

2555 Nutwood Ave, P.O. Box 34080
CA 92834-9480
Phone: (714) 278-2086

College Photos (4)

Click on the images to enlarge

picture picture picture picture 

Sample Student Art Work (5)

Click on the images to enlarge

picture picture picture picture picture

Information For  Undergraduates

The Department of Art offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in art with a choice of three concentrations: art history, general studio and teaching. It also offers a bachelor of fine arts degree in art with a choice of eight concentrations: entertainment art/animation; graphic design; illustration; drawing and painting; sculpture; creative photography, printmaking; crafts; ceramics/glass; and exhibition design/museum studies. For more information, visit:

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in dance for students seeking a broad and rich background in both theory and practice. This program is designed to meet the demanding preparation needed for students seeking professional training in dance. Courses are offered in modern, ballet, jazz, tap and improvisation. Building on the core program, each student has the opportunity, with advisor approval, to augment their program from a broad range of relevant courses.

The Department of Theatre & Dance also offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre arts for students seeking a broad and rich background in both t...  [ Read All ]

Information For  Postgraduates

The Master of Arts degree in art provides a balance of study and practice for those who wish a career in the visual arts, or who want to prepare for further graduate work in the field. It offers the following areas of concentrations: art history; drawing, painting and printmaking; sculpture; design; and crafts. A rigorous studio program for the serious and dedicated student seeking a specialized professional goal, the master of fine arts degree in art offers the following areas of concentration: design; ceramics/glass; crafts; sculpture; drawing, painting and printmaking; and creative photography.

The master of fine arts degree in theatre arts is for students who desire a professionally oriented education and training in design and technical production, acting and directing. It is the objective of the department to educate and train highly skilled, motivated individuals for careers in professional theatre, television and film, or for careers as artist-teachers in college or university theatre. Only those who demonstrate an exceptional talent, a high degree of motivation and a deep commitment to their education and training will b...  [ Read All ]

Information For  International Students

International Students are welcome to apply to CSUF if they have good English skills as measured by the TOEFL or IELTS and have completed their level of schooling at an internationally accredited institution in good academic standing. They must have financial support for the full duration of study. Visit:  

Student Life

At Cal State Fullerton, we offer many opportunities for students to find support and success through avenues such as peer mentoring, academic advising, internships and community service projects. More than 250 clubs and organizations, student government, fraternities and sororities, and multicultural organizations help connect students with the campus community and take on leadership roles.  


Living on campus is an excellent way to enhance your experience at CSUF. Being a member of a living/learning community can help strengthen both your personal growth and academic success. You will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, attend educational, cultural and social programs and interact more closely with faculty and university staff members. CSUF provides apartment style living for approximately 800 students that is safe, clean and very convenient. For more information, visit:  

How To Apply  

Visit us (open days)