Art Department

CSUSB’s Department of Art & Design offers outstanding teaching in studio art, design, art history, and visual studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We have some of the best art and design making facilities in the CSU system of twenty-three campuses. We also have a terrific team of faculty and staff from across the USA and across the world supporting you, mentoring you, advising, and fostering innovation in you as you study with us.
 
In our studio arts area we have specialist workshops and studios for painting, drawing, ceramics, glass making, sculpture, illustration, wood and furniture design, as well as printmaking and photography.
 
Our design area covers a broad range of design sub-disciplines including graphic design, web-design, UX/UI (user-experience/user-interface) design, 3D modelling, virtual and augmented reality design, and we have computer labs and digital electronic fabrication tools (such as 3D printers,  3D scanners, laser cutters, CNC routers, and virtual reality).
 
Our art history area has its own plan of study for those wishing to move into careers in museums, galleries, archives and other arts organisations, but also feeds into all of our other teaching bringing rigorous research, analysis and contextualisation skills to every artist and designer in our department to help you develop creative professional practice.
 
A long-standing collaboration with the College of Education on our campus also sees our visual studies area creating innovative, skilled and thoughtful K-12 teachers for our community as well as a whole host of other collaborations with community partners giving our students the opportunity to become community leaders and arts activists.
 
We have the people-power, the facilities, and the resources to help you get where you want to go in some of the most exciting and interesting careers in the creative industries. Book in a tour to find out more or simply give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.
 
From, the CSUSB Department of Art & Design Team