Cal State Long Beach College of the Arts

The CSULB College of the Arts, with well over 3,000 majors, is California's largest and most comprehensive publicly funded school for the arts.

The College of the Arts at California State University Long Beach is made up of six academic units - the School of ART, the BOB COLE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, and the departments of DANCE, DESIGN, FILM, and THEATRE ARTS. The college also oversees the operation of the Richard and Karen Carpenter Center and the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, both situated on the campus of CSULB.

Operating as usual


Today - Thursday, May 9.

Come experience the Interdisciplinary Practices show (IN)RETURN at the University Library.
One installation piece in front of the library entrance and the rest at the I-Space, lower level.

The official time for the show is from 5-7pm. However, the video work in the 360 theatre (I-Space, library lower level) will play from 3:15pm to 7pm, if you are not available after 5.

Installation pieces need extra time, but you will still see them in action setting things up : )


Today! April 15 at 3:30pm in the School of Art.

Come meet, greet, and eat with !

Photos from Cal State Long Beach College of the Arts's post 01/30/2024

CSULB in the spotlight tonight at 6:30pm! Amanda Palacios ( ) came out to the campus and interviewed students Raphael Yap, Jennifer Sosa, and Erin Sercel, along with BCCM director Jermie Arnold and College of the Arts Dean Royce Smith. They were discussing the BCCM Wind Symphony's upcoming trip to Washington D.C. where they will be the only college/university ensemble invited to perform at the John Phillip Sousa Festival in the . Find out more by watching tonight at 6:30!

Photos from Cal State Long Beach College of the Arts's post 01/11/2024

Happy 2024 to our College of the Arts Community! We are 10 days away from our submission deadline for the first ever College of the Arts Challenge Coin design contest. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit. Let us know what you think our special community coin should look like and include!

Complete details can be found via the link in our bio! Hope you enjoyed a lovely holiday break and are looking forward to the start of the semester in less than two weeks!

Photos from Cal State Long Beach College of the Arts's post 11/17/2023

College of the Arts staff and faculty gathered for some pizza, snacks, games, and bowling at the CSULB Student Union tonight. So much fun, camaraderie, and community!


Huge congrats to CSU Long Beach Theatre Arts Department CSULB Alumni David Wally - a creative influence for decades - on this worthy recognition. And he's an all around nice guy, too!!

Congratulations David Wally and all the top 50 honorees on Blooloop inaugural Immersive influencers List 2023!


Join NEXT WEEK for a very special screening of BOWLED OVER: A Dragumentary in the CSULB University Theater. Participate in conversation with drag queen wanda dparke after the screening. Learn about the power of drag performance and hear the inspiring story of how it saved a lawn bowling club from closing.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but on-campus parking is fee-based
(See information below)

About Wanda D'Parke
Multi-award-winning Drag Cabaret Legend “wanda dparke” has been performing since the early 1990’s, debuting at Sydney’s Legendary Albury Hotel on Oxford Street. Based in Brisbane with an extensive career to date (starting in Brisbane at the iconic Sportsman Hotel), Wanda has performed as far north as Cairns, as far South as Sydney, as far East as Auckland, as far West as Roma, and pretty much everywhere else in between.

wanda dparke is a highly versatile and beloved LIVE Drag Cabaret Entertainer in Australia, known for her numerous solo and full-cast production shows, guest hosting, and performances at notable events and venues. Her career spans a wide range of community events, including Big Gay Day, Pride Fair Day, and Gemfest, along with significant involvement in charity work for organizations like the Queensland Aids Council and Breast Cancer Charities. Wanda gained recognition as one of the breakout stars of the documentary "Bowled Over" and debuted her autobiographical one-woman Cabaret show, "The Girl From Biloela." She has received accolades, including Entertainer Of The Year and Most Popular Drag Entertainer, and is an inaugural inductee into the Queensland Drag Hall Of Fame. Wanda's enduring passion for entertaining ensures there is much more to come in her illustrious career.

General Parking Allowed/No Employee Permit Required Mon-Fri AFTER 5:30 PM


Join The Kleefeld Contemporary and Cal State Long Beach College of the Arts on Thursday November 9th 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM in the University Theater for “Bowled Over: A Dragumentary” Screening and Talk Back with drag queen Wanda D’Parke. This documentary directed by Mandy Lake tells the story of how drag saved a Lawn Bowling Club from closing. It celebrates the vibrant world of drag queens as they bowl over stereotypes, showcasing their unique artistry, resilience, and the power of self-expression. Don’t forget to check out the exhibition Drag Race, on view at Kleefeld Contemporary (our ON CAMPUS art museum) through Dec. 15!

Photos from Cal State Long Beach College of the Arts's post 10/13/2023

The Graphic Design Internship program in hosted Disney Imagineering on Thursday, Oct 12. Mark Panelli and CSULBAlum Brandon Clark offered a look into the creative process and types of work that they contribute as members of the Graphics Studio at Walt Disney Imagineering.

Founded by Walt Disney in 1952, Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative force behind the memorable Disney experiences that connect and inspire across generations and borders.


Congrats, Sean! Sean DuFrene is the CSULB campus photographer and a great friend to the College of the Arts. We applaud him on his recent recognition for his exceptional work.

Congrats to Cal State Long Beach photographer Sean DuFrene, who won second place in CSU’s 2023 Photo of the Year competition! DuFrene’s photograph captures Juan Ayala of the Chichimeca tribe during Ayala’s performance at the 2023 Chicano-Latino cultural celebration.

Learn more about his achievement and other significant accomplishments at The Beach here:

Photos from Cal State Long Beach College of the Arts's post 09/15/2023

Drag Show with at at ! Too. Much. Fun!

Photos from Cal State Long Beach College of the Arts's post 09/02/2023

joined forces with the to welcome , her husband Tom Fahn, along with , and . They all graduated with their degrees in theatre from . They discussed the path from College to Career in a group panel and then in two workshops offered to CSULB students. A great time was had by all!!

Photos from Cal State Long Beach College of the Arts's post 08/28/2023

Lots of snacks and conversations at DONUTS WITH THE DEAN! Going on RIGHT NOW. 8-10am in the School of Art Student Galleries.

Photos from Cal State Long Beach College of the Arts's post 08/24/2023

in action. sharing conversations and snacks with students, staff, and faculty in the School of Art!

He's back in the Student Galleries spaces on Monday, August 28 from 8-10am with more donuts, snacks, and info to share. Come on by, Art Students!

COTA designers, actors, dancers, musicians, filmmakers - we'll be heading your way soon!!!

Photos from Cal State Long Beach College of the Arts's post 08/23/2023

Start the new year off with snacks and conversation with our new College of the Arts Dean, Royce W. Smith. Royce will be in the CSULB School of Art Gallery Courtyard on Thursday, August 24 from 11am-1pm and on Monday, August 28 from 8-10am.

He'll also be available at the table during the CSULB Week of Welcome - all part of 100 days of listening. Come on by and ask him what a College of the Arts for All means to him!

Photos from Kleefeld Contemporary's post 06/08/2023

Happy Pride Month! CSULB Alumni celebrates our LGBTQ+ Community during this special month by highlighting their voices and contributions. Love is Love at The Beach!

Photos from Liquor Store Dreams's post 06/08/2023

Congrats to CSULB Alum So Yun Um on the success of her Liquor Store Dreams!


One of the many ways you can support CSULB College of the Arts students during CSULB's Spring Day of Giving!

BCCM-CSULB | Giving Giving to the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Will you please help support our programs with a donation? In these challenging times your contributions make it possible to maintain one of the finest music programs in the country. Our students and faculty are grateful for your support in attending conc...

Photos from CSULB Film & Electronic Arts's post 03/13/2023

CSULB Students and Student Parents! Tonight at Midnight (11:59pm, actually) the CSULB Scholarship online application closes. You cannot get scholarship monies if you don't apply. Special thanks to CSULB Film and Electronic Arts students for sharing their scholarship appreciation and stories!

Photos from Rebecca Lemme / Acts of Matter's post 03/08/2023

Congrats to CSULB Dance's Rebecca Lemme - Named Exemplary Woman in LA Dance Honoree and celebrated at a ceremony this week!

Timeline photos 03/03/2023

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