About the Department

Department Office
Kadema Hall 185
Phone: (916) 278-6166
Email: art@csus.edu
Mailing Address:
Department of Art MS 6061
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819

Department Hours:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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The Department of Art is committed to providing Sacramento State students with the foundation necessary for becoming successful art teachers in the regional public schools and, at the graduate level, in the community college system. Many of the students who have completed the pre-credential program in Art Education have gone on to earn a single-subject teaching credential in Art from the College of Education prior to becoming art teachers in the local schools. Alumni with the MA degree in Studio Art have found part-time and full-time teaching positions in the regional community colleges, while other alumni of our MA program have become high school art teachers instead. Historically, a substantial number of Art instructors in the region’s community college and public school systems have been alumni of our Department, earning the BA or MA (or both) in Art.

The primary mission of the Department of Art continues to be engaging Sacramento State students in the fine arts within a liberal arts context. While offering an academic major for undergraduate students who intend to pursue graduate study and/or careers in the visual arts and allied areas (as well as a minor for students interested in combining art with another field of study), the Department also promotes an appreciation and understanding of the fine arts in the general student population. The General Education courses and the active exhibition and lecture/workshop schedule play an important role in this part of the Department’s mission.

Degree Programs

We offer one graduate degree and four undergraduate degrees:


The department has fifteen full time faculty members. All have shared their creative and scholarly abilities with the campus and the region. Art Education faculty have presented their work in exhibitions, scholarly journals and at professional conferences. Art History faculty have shared the results of their current research at regional, national and international conferences. Works by art studio faculty can be found in several major public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the American Craft Museum in New York, the Minneapolis Art Institute, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Di Rosa Art and Nature Preserve in Sonoma, the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University, the Rockefeller Institute and the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.


The Department of Art office is located in Kadema Hall room 185 on the Sacramento State campus

Hours open to the public are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exceptions will inevitably occur. If you plan to visit us, we recommend calling ahead to ensure that the office will be open when you arrive.