Academic Advisement

All art majors are recommended to meet with a faculty advisor each semester. Lower Division art majors (29-59 units) will have a mandatory hold placed on their class registration each semester, requiring an appointment with the department academic advisor for clearance. All students are highly recommended to meet with the academic advisor and faculty advisor to ensure the completion of requirements for graduation. Appointments are booked through the Art Advisement Center located in AC100, (818) 677-2348.

Careers

The programs in the Department of Art prepare students for a broad range of opportunities in today’s academic, professional and entertainment fields, which include animation, art writing, art publishing, computer arts and graphics, graphic design, illustration, museum and gallery practices, packaging design, photography, prototypes, public art, studio arts, teaching and video/film. The Art Education program has a long and successful history of teacher preparation.

Accreditation

The Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Clubs and Societies

International Studies

The Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication supports the concept of international education and encourages students to investigate opportunities for overseas study. Certain courses taken at CSU International Program Study Centers in foreign countries are equivalent to courses in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication and may be used to fulfill some of the requirements for degree options offered by the College and/or certain general education requirements.

Students should consult the International Programs Bulletin available through the Student Development and International Programs departmental advisor, or the campus International Programs Advisor, for more information.

Contact

Chair: Edward C. Alfano
Associate Chair: Lesley Krane
Art and Design Center (ADC) 120
(818) 677-2242
www.csun.edu/art