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.
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.
The Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Clubs and Societies
- ASLN—Animation Student League of Northridge
- SAGA—Student Advertising Graphics Association
- CSUN Photo Club—This group is for CSUN Photo Club members, photographers and photo enthusiasts. Stay tuned for event updates! Open to all CSUN students.
- CSUN Illustration Group—Cal State Northridge’s illustrators current & alumni + all things illustrative.
- CSUN Ceramics Guild
- CSUN Printmaking Society
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.
Chair: Edward C. Alfano
Associate Chair: Lesley Krane
Art and Design Center (ADC) 120