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School of Arts - Art, Media, and Design

The Department of Art, Media, and Design (AMD) has internationally acclaimed artists, filmmakers and curators among its faculty and visiting artists. We support student artists as they begin their careers and exhibit work in professional contexts. We are proud of our students’ achievements and look forward to following their future work! 

Below is a sampling of what AMD faculty and students are up to. Please follow @CSUSM_SOFA on Instagram and @CSUSMSchoolofArts on Facebook for current AMD news and events. Follow AMD to stay informed and connected! 

02.24.2021 (Re)Sounding Visions Artist Series-Spring 2021 Events

05.15.2020 Student Media Festival

This show must go on! Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions, this event will be held online to ensure the safety of others while still celebrating the work of CSUSM students.

MediaFestival 2020

Submissions Due: May 5, 5pm

Festival begins at 6pm 

04.16.2020 Professor Lucy HG Solomon Receives Fulbright Global Scholar Award

04.01.2020 Sarah Bricke - Finalist of the 2020 Symposium on Research, Creative Activities, and Innovation

Art, Media, and Design student Sarah Bricke is one of the nine finalists of the 2020 Symposium on Research, Creative Activities, and Innovation that took place at CSUSM yesterday. She is one of two students to receive this honor in the Humanities section.

Sarah Bricke

02.13.2020 Helping Students Impact Community Through Dance

01.08.2020 Public Art Project Reinforces Value of Democracy in Action

05.28.2019  Read stories about CSUSM on SDVoyager!

05.10.2019  SPECTRUM

You are invited to SPECTRUM, featuring introspective works by CSUSM student artists. The exhibition will showcase work in various media, including performance, immersive installations, visual experiments with a nod to Eadweard Muybridge’s study of motion, artworks that play with scale and context and that respond to the question of self.
SPECTRUM CSUSM Student Art Exhibition
Friday May 10, 5-7 PM, with intermittent performances
CSUSM ARTS gallery and ARTS 342, CSUSM School of Arts
California State University San Marcos, 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
Exhibiting Artists:
Brooke Bannon | Steven Bettencourt Azevedo | Jennifer Caspole | Brooklynn Cox | Brittney DeVeau | Emily Dutkiewicz | Kodie Gerritsen | Brett Goldstein | Jennifer Grum | Jonathan Henry | Amir Ebrahim Khatibi | Iris Lee | Brandon Lerma | Deion Lilly | Mei-Ling Mirow | David Pinkney | Micah Ramos | Lesley Rivera | Emily Ruggieri | Sophie Ruiz | Ryan Van Stralen | Jacob Waller | Christine Weisberger | Darh'ra Williams-Toney

02.13.2019 Our very own David Avalos played a seminal role in the realization of the mural "In this Classroom, There Are No Walls." 

01.14.2019 Catch Rizzhel Javier live on 1/15/2019 on KUSI 9:20am to learn more about her project "Little Saigon Stories".

Little Saigon Stories

01.12.2019 See Lucy Solomon's work The League of Imaginary Scientist

Display: a "waiting-for-the-rain machine” with The League of Imaginary Scientists, and an installation combining fungi and books (“Thinking like a Mushroom”) with the collective Cesar & Lois.

 Less locally, Cesar & Lois is exhibiting the project, "Crossing Knowledge Systems: Conversations across Nature and Humanity,” at the Galeria Wydziatu Intermediów in Krakow, Poland, where our art is a finalist for ICIA (International Competition for Intermedia Art)An Integrated Bhiobrid Reality: Degenerative Cultures is also on exhibit in The Urgency of Reality in a Hyper-Connected Age, as part of SIGGRAPH2019.

10.05.2018  CSUSM Art Professor Shares Win for Global Award in A.I. and Professor's Art Collective Receives Lumen Prize

09.28.2018  Why Music and Arts?! I'll Tell You...and I can Prove it! with Merryl Goldberg

09.25.2018  Art Students Part of Public Exhibition in Escondido

09.25.2018  Bringing Students Together in the Name of Art

08.29.2018  New Film by Arts Professor Explores Paranormal World

04.02.2018  Shedding Light on Challenges for Foster Youth