The Fine Arts Affiliates support the College of the Arts (COTA) at CSULB

The COTA is world renown and has received prestigious awards in all of its departments.

The Department of Dance boasts one of the top programs in the nation.  Alumni are performers, educators, company directors and choreographers across the nation.

The Department of Film and Electronic Arts is a perpetual winner in the annual CSU Media Arts festival.  Alumni include multiple Oscarwinners and nominees, and filmmakersworking in creative and technicalpositions throughout the industry.

The School of Art has nearly 1,500 student artists working in more than a dozen visual arts disciplines. Alumni work in prestigious arts, education, and entertainment organizations including Disney, Pixar, the Getty, CalArts andDreamworks.

Students from the Department of Design are frequent winners in regional,national, and international designcompetitions.

The Department of Theatre Arts houses one of the few MFA/MBA graduate programs in the nation offering a dual degree in Business and Theatre Management.

The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music produces performers who win in prestigious national and international competitions and who perform in venues such as the Monterey Jaz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. 

Elaine and Tom were thrilled to attend the Wind Symphony performance at Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Jazz Ensemble performance at Jazz at the Lincoln Center.  Both groups performed in prime time by invitation, but were asked not to enter the competitions, having won too many times in the past. 

For further highlights, please see here.

Elaine played this on her ukulele countless times. 🙂