Our region and the world need creative thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders.
Located in the capital city of one of the most economically and culturally influential states in the world, Sacramento State’s College of Arts & Letters is uniquely positioned to prepare and empower students to become the creative leaders, artists, performers, educators, communicators, and critical thinkers our society needs for advancing the human condition.
Our college plays an important role in the education of virtually every student at Sacramento State. Our diverse programming and curricula engage faculty, staff, and students in an innumerable number of topics surrounding the creation and study of what makes us human and what humans make. Our students graduate having diverse skills, rich intercultural competencies, and a keen appreciation for the past, so they are well-prepared to pursue the promise of their own futures.
Our college also is a proud part of Sacramento’s growing creative economy and cultural vibrancy and is a driving force in leading the cultural renaissance happening in our region. We are actively engaged in strong community partnerships — encouraging artistic innovation, advancing arts-centered teaching and learning, and nurturing a diversity of expressive voices and creative thinkers. These are the skills and aptitudes our students will need to help lead our city and region as it further distinguishes itself as an art and cultural destination.
We invite you to partner with us and elevate our impact for the betterment of our region, state, and world.
On the Rise: The Campaign for Sacramento State, is supporting the College of Arts & Letters as it seeks to raise support to fund these important initiatives:
Secure more scholarship funds to help more students finish with a degree from Sacramento State, and so they can pursue their dreams.
Transform student learning spaces and enrich educational opportunities in performing and visual arts as well as in creative writing, history, media, and film.
Create new avenuesfor visiting scholars and artists to share their insights with our students and the entire Sacramento State community.
Together, we will prepare tomorrow’s creative thinkers, problem solvers, and leaders — and keep Sacramento On the Rise.
Visual & Performing Arts Improvements
Expand gallery and studio space to better showcase the work of student, faculty, and guest artists at campus events like the Festival of the Arts.
Increase the number of exhibitions open to the Sacramento State community and members of the general public to complement our existing community-based programming such as U-Nite at the Crocker Art Museum and U-Create at the Verge Cultural Center.
Improve accessibility and safety, and make other enhancements to artistic production spaces on campus, including the photography lab, ceramics lab, and theatre spaces.
Create cutting-edge programs by investing in emerging digital and new media arts.
Modernize performance spaces – such as the University Theatre, Playwrights’ Theatre, Dance Space, and Capistrano Concert Hall — classrooms, and lab spaces for the benefit of the entire Sacramento State community.
Endowed Visiting Artists & Scholars
Establish an endowment for visiting artists, lecturers, or groups to be hosted in residence at Sacramento State.
Expand the number and types of events to incorporate a wide variety of guest lecturers, authors, researchers, scholars, and dignitaries to campus — benefiting a wider community of audiences and enriching the educational experience for all.
Double scholarship and endowment funds for current and future students, making a significant and immediate impact on their lives.
Invest in collaborative research projects and creative activities in arts and letters to build more collaborative learning opportunities for Sacramento State students and faculty.
Launch the Arts and Culture Entrepreneurship Program, empowering creatively-minded students with the pertinent business knowledge, tools, and skills so they can build viable careers in the arts and letters, and, in turn, improve cultural viability and equity in the communities where they work and live.
Invest In The Future
College of Arts & Letters
Scholarships are among the most rewarding ways to give to Sacramento State because they directly impact students’ lives. They also help celebrate and motivate our best and brightest students.