College of Arts & Letters

Welcome to the College of Arts & Letters at California State University, Los Angeles, a diverse and vibrant community committed to nurturing students in the arts and humanities, and to providing a distinctive liberal arts education to all Cal State LA students.

Event Highlights 

LA as a Sanctuary City
April 25, 2018
Los Angeles as a Sanctuary City
The Department of Philosophy & The Philosophy Club invite you to the Third Annual Lecture of the Joseph Prabhu for Interfaith & Justice. Professor Robert Chao Romero, Department of Chicano Studies at UCLA will be at Cal State LA for this special lecture. 
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3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  | University Student Union, San Gabriel Room





ACP at Cal State LA
April 2018
American Communities Program
ACP kicks off April with the Faculty Fellows Symposium (4/5), followed by an interactive "Zine-Making as Artivism" event and towards mid-April will host an afternoon with Dr. Jen Scappettone for a discussion on Poetry as Environmental Justice. 
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Various Times  | Various Locations



March 14 - March 24, 2018
Hamlet engages our unique senses and enlivens our collective soul to consider the ultimate quest and goal of humanity: Personhood. Given the socio-political moment we find ourselves living in - reflecting upon Hamlet's philosophical discourse is time well spent. Dr, Theresa Larkin directs.
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Various Times | Arena Theatre


News & Highlights

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards thousands to Cal State LA TV and Film students

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards thousands to Cal State LA to support TV and Film students in the entertainment industry. More Information on Cal State LA's HFPA award >


Cal State LA and Hauser & Wirth; Partnering for the Public Good

Cal State LA and Hauser & Wirth; Partnering for Public Good Read more >



grammy museum at L.A. Live

Cal State LA has been selected as an official university affiliate of The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE.  More Information on Cal State LA's affiliation >


The Modernist Art of Queer Survival

Los Angeles Review of Books interview by Alex Espinoza, 'Whose Survival Is Wrapped Up in Mine: An Interview with Benjamin Bateman'. Benjamin Bateman is Associate Professor of English and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Genders Sexualities.  Read more >


Congratulations to Wendy Carrillo, Communication Studies alumna and assemblymember representing the 51st District, for making the cover of Time Magazine.  Read more >

Professor of Theatre Arts José Cruz González

The Colorado New Play Summit featured playwright and Cal State LA Professor of Theatre Arts José Cruz González, author of American Mariachi. Read more >

Contact Information: Music Building Room 229 Phone (323) 343-4001 | Fax (323) 343-6440