Weekly Announcements February 16 - 22


Student Advising    

Annual AdvisementAppointments will continue taking place through winter quarter for all BFA students. Appointments with Major Advisor, Sara Frantz, can be made viaBookings.    

Additionally, our Dept. Chair’s office hours are Wednesdays: 11-12 and Thursdays: 12-1pm. To schedule an appointment email or reach out to Sara Frantz directly ( Drop-In appointments are also welcome.      

The CLA also offers virtual, drop-in advising appointments daily:CLA Advising.

Upcoming Events



University Art Gallery winter show, “Reconstructing Ruins,” is a solo exhibition of sculptures by artist Alicia Piller through Friday, March 8. The University Art Gallery is on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34). Piller is a Los Angeles-based artist working in sculpture and installation whose practice contemplates the intersections of climate change, shifting political climates and historical traumas. Entry to the University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 

Click here for more information

Department News

.RAW Journal Highlighted in Mustang News

Photographer and photo video senior Zach Kanter excitedly points to his work displayed on glossy page nine of .RAW Journal, a quarterly publication created by art and design majors to showcase the photography, designs, sculptures and videos produced by students in the department.

The journal’s “Create to relate” motto on their website highlights using different mediums like photography, design, studio art and others to “inspire, inform and incorporate ideas old and new in an image-saturated world.”

Despite having some printing problems that set back co-editor-in-chiefs and photo video seniors Sarai Devi Dasi and Vivian Jameson, the 41-page journal was celebrated with a release party last Friday at Dexter Donut. 

“A lot of what we do is letting the art speak for itself,” Jameson said. “Presenting how it wants to be presented and just have a place to share it.”

Continue reading on Mustang News here


Eighth Annual Social Justice Teach In Now Scheduled for May 9th

On Thursday, May 9th, join the campus and local community for the eighth annual Social Justice Teach In. The Teach In is a daylong series of workshops and talks centered around equity and social justice. All sessions are free and open to the public. 

Want to get more involved? Consider leading a discussion group or utilizing our reflection questions to make the most of the day. Learn more about our resources and see the full schedule of both in person and virtual events at

Internship Opportunities

Disney Internship Opportunity

Disney Corporate Creative Resources in Glendale just opened up applications for a design intern from June to next January. Our team works on a wide variety of projects for both internal and external clients, most notably special events for D23, the Official Disney Fan Club. If there is anyone interested in working on a wide variety of project types (branding, digital, environmental graphics, consumer products), this might be a good role for them. If you have any questions, contact Art and Design alum Melanie Lapovich at:


San Francisco, Kendo Brands

Photography and Retouching Internship
**Recruiter is looking for someone graduating in the spring ’24 but any upper level student could be a good candidate.

Other Opportunities

Campus Beautification Initiative: Utility Box Art Application Deadline Extended

Applications are being accepted for the Utility Box Art Project, a campus beautification initiative transforming utility boxes into works of public art to enhance the vibrancy of the campus and showcase local talent. All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to email an application by Friday, March 1, to Selected artists will be notified in March and will receive a $250 VISA gift card to cover necessary materials.

Art and Design students have previously been selected to transform utility boxes.

SLO Happy by Emma LoNardo

Cal Poly and SLO Energy by Zoe McLaughlin

Mustang Band Brings Cal Poly Spirit by Melanie Woo

Always Moving by Andrew Larochelle

You Belong Here by Grace Bishop

Cows and Sunshine by Maya Benham


Rome Art Program Summer 2024

Launched in 2009, Rome Art Program (RAP) inspires students to develop their artistic vision through painting and drawing on the streets of Rome, expanding on the plein-air tradition of earlier generations of artists. Rome Art Program welcomes students pursuing their B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Fine Art, as well as students of Art History, Architecture, Photography, Design, and Filmmaking, who seek to expand their understanding of Fine Art by acquiring an understanding of studio practice. It is an intense program where participants experience another culture, find their own personal vision, and create artwork with passion.

Scholarships Available

Trips to Florence & Pompeii

Application Due March 15

For Program Dates & Tuition Fees please click here.


Study Historic Preservation and Conservation in Italy this Summer

Join our Conservation and Restoration Hands-on Field School in Italy.

we are now accepting applications! Application due by March 15th.

Do you want to get the most out of your summer? A great way to make the most of your summer, academically and socially, is to take an AICS summer course abroad.


Campus Events


Blood Drives

2/21 @ Sierra Madre 2:00pm-6:00pm

2/29 @ Yakityutyu 1:30pm-5:30pm

Click here if you'd like to schedule an appointment

Therapy Dogs

February 22, March 14

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Health Center Lawn

PULSE is working with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and SLO Dog volunteers to bring you Therapy Dogs on the Health Center Lawn the following Thursdays from 

Questions: Contact Kimme Huntington -


Alumnus John Huân Vu on Authenticity and Nailing That Interview

February 23

12 - 1pm and 2 - 3pm

Bonderson Room 104

 Join the College of Engineering for an afternoon of presentations and industry insights with alumnus John Huân Vu. 

“Authenticity: Why It Is Important At Work, At Home, And In Our Community" — 12 - 1 p.m.

Being authentic can be very difficult — even in college! However, authenticity and vulnerability can also be a source of strength and growth. Join alumnus John Huân Vu as he shares his experiences on the diverse intersection as a first-generation, cis male, gay, Christian, Asian-American while leading each of us into a deeper understanding of how we can be authentic at work, at home and in the community. 

“Technical Interviews: How to Nail it!” — 2 - 3 p.m.

Interviewing is a daunting task. Just imagine how daunting a software engineering technical interview can be! Join alumnus John Huân Vu on the tips and tricks to nailing your technical interview and why it is so important to start as a software engineer. Hear about his growth starting as a software engineer, transitioning to program management and now as a product manager. 


Want your event or activity included in our Weekly Announcements?       

Announcements are sent to members of the Art and Design Department each week while classes are in session. To submit an event or news item, please email information to Paula Rygg (, by Friday at 4:00 pm prior. Include title, date and time, participation information (Zoom link, registration, ticketing, fee, etc.), and a brief description. Small – email sized images may be included. Weekly announcements are approved by the chair before they are distributed.

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