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"Short Cuts," Short Films by Cal Poly Students

Gallery Reception - March 20th - 5 - 6 pm at the University Art Gallery

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Alumna Kristen Sanzari in front of Mattel sign

Art and Design Alumna Designs Toys at Mattel

Alumna Kristen Sanzari brings your favorite animated characters to life designing toys for Mattel.

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Packaging Design Students Win Awards

ART 437 students win a number of awards from the Paperboard Packaging Alliance's 2023 Student Design Challenge and World Packaging Organisation's International Packaging Design Student Competition 2023.

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Photography and Video Concentration

The Photography and Video Concentration is a diversified program preparing students for careers in advertising, illustration, editorial work, fine art photography and video practices.

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Graphic Design Concentration

The graphic design curriculum emphasizes creative problem solving, dovetailing the development of technical skills with a strong foundation in research and design thinking.

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Studio Art Concentration

The Studio Art concentration is designed for students seeking a broad-based undergraduate education in the visual arts, distinctive for its depth of required course work in two and three-dimensional media.

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Alumni Features

Read about some of our accomplished Alumni from all three concentrations.

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