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Art, Media, and Design

Expand Your Creativity

The Art, Media, and Design Major offers an engaged, collaborative, experiential and interdisciplinary learning environment where students acquire skills and develop their personal drive toward reaching their creative potential. Through our rich array of courses as well as through one-on-one advising, we strive to help students develop their creative voice and explore career paths that best suit their vision.

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Student Highlights

Sarah Bricke and Kimberly Lopez
Congratulations to Sarah Bricke and Kimberly Lopez, curators of the Juncture exhibit as well as to all the participating artists.

Faculty Highlights


CSUSM AMD Project on List for Lumen Prize in A.I

CSUSM Art, Media, and Design students who engaged in independent studies with Lucy HG Solomon last Spring contributed to project’s research. These students, as part of the DaTA Lab (Digital and Transdisciplinary Art Laboratory, met with Cesar & Lois (Lucy HG Solomon and Cesar Baio) and took on different arms of research for the project. Jinxui Han and Zhiwei Li engaged researched and visualize lifecycles that became the basis for the artwork’s rotating disks’ timing. Victoria Rios focused on growing and photographing the Arabidopsis plant. Seedlings from that growth cycle are embedded in the artwork’s Arabidopsis disk.


Emeritus Professor David Avalos and MCASD Collaboration

Join exhibition curator Alana Hernandez and David Avalos for a conversation on Instagram Live on 11/19/2020 at 11:00am. A key figure in San Diego’s Chicano Art Movement, David Avalos works in sculpture, installation, and public projects. His sculptures unabashedly assert the vernacular of rasquache as a form of resilience in the face of social, racial, and economic adversity.

Kristin Moss
Teaching Innovation & Excellence
Congratulations to Kristin Moss for receiving the 2020 President's Outstanding Faculty Award!
Lucy Solomon
Fulbright Global Scholar Award Winner
Congratulations to Lucy HG Solomon for being recognized with a Fulbright Global Scholar Award for her upcoming Art and Science Research project!

News Highlights

Thumbnail: CSUSM to Host Drive-in Movie and Concert Series
September 16, 2020
Cal State San Marcos will bring entertaining arts programming to the campus and surrounding community while giving a boost to its School of A...
Thumbnail: Arts & Lectures Going Virtual for Fall Semester
July 29, 2020
The Cal State San Marcos campus may be closed this fall, but the Arts & Lectures series will go on.  The longstanding series at CSUSM w...
Thumbnail: Family, TRIO SSS Vital to Student's Success
July 28, 2020
Kathleen Parra always knew that TRIO Student Support Services played a big role in her success at Cal State San Marcos. But it wasn’t u...
Thumbnail: Students Pivot to Hold Successful Media Festival
June 15, 2020
While planning and preparation are always important, life can change in the blink of an eye. When China essentially shut down the entire cit...

Join us online May 15th, for the Annual Student Media Festival!
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Staircase Exhibition

Join us at our meetings and events to engage in topics and workshops on art-making and artistic visibility.

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Organization Details:

President: Addalee Lyon
Advisor: Kristin Moss
Meeting Times: Tuesday/Thursday during U-Hour @ ARTS 361 Patio

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