Welcome to the College of the Arts


Clayes Performing Arts Center

Cal State Fullerton’s College of the Arts is an essential part of the creative fabric of Southern California, proudly serving as both an academic and cultural resource. We are a living laboratory for the arts, where success is measured in lines of dialogue, phrases of choreography, sheets of music and slabs of clay. Our alumni leave lasting legacies by contributing to the vitality of the arts nationally and globally and can be found in all facets

of the thriving art and entertainment industries. Each year, the college enthusiastically opens its doors to more than 40,000 students, campus
and community members who attend the hundreds of concerts, exhibitions, workshops, masterclasses, visiting artists’ lectures and performances
we present.

We can't wait for you to visit our campus to discover what sets us apart from other 4-year public universities. Until then, we invite you to visit the College of the Arts from home by taking this  video tour .

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Visual Arts Modernization Project

The Visual Arts Complex is currently undergoing major renovations. During construction, the Office of the Dean, Department of Art offices, and many art department classes and offices have been temporarily relocated.

Art offices are located on the first floor of McCarthy Hall (MH), which is adjacent to the east entrance of Clayes Performing Arts Center near the central quad of campus. The Office of the Dean has moved to the third floor of College Park (CP 320), located across Nutwood Ave. near the southeast edge of the main campus.


Land Acknowledgement
The  College of the Arts acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva Nation.
We pay our respects to the Indigenous land caretakers past, present, and emerging. For more information please visit the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe  websiteOpens in new window