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California State University, Long Beach
2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

College of the Arts

College Information

Interim Dean: Christopher Miles

Interim Associate Dean: Cyrus Parker-Jeannette

Executive Assistant to the Deans: Aimee Castillo

Reception: Kevin O'Grady

Director, University Art Museum: Christopher Scoates

Executive Director, Carpenter Performing Arts Center: Michele Roberge

College Office: Academic Services 115

Telephone / FAX: (562) 985-4364 / 985-7883


  • Art: Christopher Miles, Chair (562) 985-4376
  • Dance: Andy Vaca, Interim Chair (562) 985‑4747
  • Design: Dorothy Ottolia, Chair (562) 985‑5089
  • Film and Electronic Arts: Micheal C. Pounds, Chair (562) 985-5404
  • Music: Carolyn Bremer, Chair (562) 985-4781; John A. Carnahan, Director (562) 985‑4781
  • Theatre Arts: Joanne Gordon, Chair (562) 985‑7891


The mission of the College of the Arts is to provide a dynamic, contemporary learning environment that honors tradition, embraces diversity, inspires innovation, and strives for excellence. Our faculty of artists, educators, and scholars is committed to challenging students intellectually, creatively, and professionally, while encouraging them to find their individual artistic voices. The College produces and brings the highest level of art, teaching, and scholarship to our community in the form of concerts, exhibitions and installations, films, performances, publications, and emerging media.

Programs at a Glance

Bachelor of Arts:

Bachelor of Fine Arts:

Bachelor of Music:

Bachelor of Science:



Single Subject Teaching Credentials:

Master of Arts:

Master of Fine Arts:

Master of Music

MBA/MFA in Theatre Management


The following departments are accredited by the specialized accrediting agencies for their disciplines: Art (The National Association of Schools of Art and Design); Dance (The National Association of Schools of Dance); Design (The National Association of Schools of Art and Design); The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music (The National Association of Schools of Music); and Theatre (The National Association of Schools of Theatre).

Exhibitions and Performances

Major performance and exhibition facilities include the University Art Museum (the only accredited museum in the CSU system), five School of Art Galleries, the University Theatre, performances by the California Repertory Company (the Theatre Arts Department's graduate and professional theatre program), the Studio Theatre, the Royal Theatre at the Queen Mary, the Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall, the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater, and the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center. In these and other venues, the College of the Arts hosts over 500 exhibitions, performances, and other special events each year.

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