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Behind the Scenes of an Independent Type Foundry

James Edmondson of OH no Type Co. guest lecture on Friday May 17, Baker Science 180-102, 4 - 5:15pm

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Cal Poly Short Cuts

SHORT CUTS features 8 short films created by Cal Poly students under the mentorship of James Werner, artist and Associate Professor of Art & Design.

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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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Art & Design Students Place in CSU Create Competition

Anusha Sowda took second place for “How I Found Belonging At Cal Poly As A Queer Woman Of Color.” Samuel Louie, Katie Tam, and Lyndsey Park received third place for their entry, “Asian-American Artists United.”

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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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BFA Exhibtions (2020-2023)

Graduating Artists online exhibitions featuring variety of mediums, concepts and technicalities, and are engaging thought and practice in contemporary art.

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Alumni Features

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

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