Feb 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of the Arts

Dean: Margaret Black

Associate Dean: Lorin Johnson

Executive Assistant to the Dean: Corinne Garthoff

Assistant to the Associate Dean: Pedro Castro

Director, Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum: Paul Baker Prindle

Executive Director, Carpenter Performing Arts Center: Megan Kline Crockett

Librarian: Leslie Andersen
Telephone: (562) 985-5529

College Office: Academic Services 115
Telephone: (562) 985-4364 - Fax: (562) 985-7883


School of Art: 
Aubry Mintz, Director (562) 985-7908

Department of Dance:  
Betsy Cooper, Chair (562) 985-1116

Department of Design:  
Martin Herman, Chair (562) 985‑5046

Department of Film and Electronic Arts:  
Anne D’Zmura, Chair (562) 985-1912

The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music:  
Johannes M. Stosch, Director (562) 985-5435

Department of Theatre Arts:  
Jeff Janisheski, Chair (562) 985-7890


The mission of the College of the Arts is to provide a dynamic, contemporary learning environment that honors tradition, embraces diversity, inspires innovation, and strives for excellence. Our faculty of artists, educators, and scholars is committed to challenging students intellectually, creatively, and professionally, while encouraging them to find their individual artistic voices. The College produces and brings the highest level of art, teaching, and scholarship to our community in the form of concerts, exhibitions and installations, films, performances, publications, and emerging media.


The following disciplines are accredited by the noted specialized accrediting agency:

School of Art

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Department of Dance

The National Association of Schools of Dance

Department of Design

The National Association of Schools of Art and Design

The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

The National Association of Schools of Music

Department of Theatre

The National Association of Schools of Theatre

Exhibitions and Performances

Major performance and exhibition facilities include the University Art Museum, five School of Art Galleries, the University Theatre, performances by the California Repertory Company (the Theatre Arts Department’s graduate and professional theatre program), the Studio Theatre, the Royal Theatre at the Queen Mary, the Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall, the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater, and the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center. In these and other venues, the College of the Arts hosts over 500 exhibitions, performances, and other special events each year.


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