Why Study Art and Design?
By studying art and design, you will gain a sense of who you are as a creator and observer of visual culture. Learn how to use different materials and methods to create a compelling body of work and tell your story. Think critically about your own creativity and that of the world around you. Understand how art impacts society.
A B.A. in art is valuable because it sets you on the path to develop a career. You will be suited for a career in a variety of creative industries such as illustration, photography, design, fine art, animation, fabrication, public art and more. If interested, you'll be prepared to pursue M.A. and M.F.A. programs in your chosen medium. You can also opt to take state-accredited art education courses and begin your career as an educator.
Why Study Art and Design at CSUN?
How do you know whether you should study in one area or another? The Art Major does not have a portfolio requirement, so you can try many different media and experiment before you commit. Once you decide, you will be able to choose from eleven different concentrations:
- Art education
- Art history
- Communication design
As a student you will have access to a sculpture shop, a printmaking lab, animation classrooms and other professional-level labs to help you achieve your artistic goals. The CSUN Art Galleries also offer a number of rotating exhibits and the opportunity for students to display their own work.
Our department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). This means that our undergraduate and graduate degrees meet the national standards established by this organization.
Education Within Reach
For decades, CSUN has been serving students in the local community seeking an affordable, high-quality art education close to home.