CSUSB’s Department of Art & Design offers outstanding teaching in Art History, Design, Visual Studies/Art Education, and Studio Art at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Housed within the 100,000 sq. ft. Visual Arts Building at the San Bernardino Campus, the department has some of the best art and design making facilities in the CSU system.
The following Bachelors' degree are offered: the BA in Art History & Global Cultures, the BA in Design Studies, the BFA in Design (with concentrations in 3D Design, Interface Design, Motion Graphics & Video Design, and Marketing), the BA in Studio Art Studies, the BA in Art (with concentrations in Visual Arts & Visual Studies), and the BFA in Art (with concentrations in Studio Art & Visual Studies). We also offer the MFA in Studio Art.
In the studio arts degrees we have specialist workshops and studios for painting, drawing, ceramics, glass making, sculpture, illustration, wood and furniture design, as well as printmaking, photography, and digital electronic fabrications.
The design degrees cover a broad range of design sub-disciplines, including graphic design (also known as interface design), web-design, UX/UI (user-experience/user-interface) design, 3D modelling, virtual and augmented reality design, motion graphics and video editing design, or students can study design in tandem with marketing, and the design studios and workshops are equipped with iMacs and digital electronic fabrication tools (such as large scale color printers, plotters, 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters, CNC routers, and virtual reality) to prepare students for the diverse and rapidly changing design universe.
California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually.
The ""value added"" by a CSUSB education ranks in the top 4 percent in the nation, according to the Collegiate Learning Assessment, a sequence of tests used by hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide that measure student learning in the freshman and then in the senior year. First-to-second year retention rates are third highest among all CSU campuses.
CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire, and it has the second highest African American and Hispanic enrollments of all public universities in California. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.
The university offers more than 70 traditional baccalaureate and master's degree programs, education credential and certificate programs, and a doctoral program. In recent years, CSUSB added its first doctorate (educational leadership), engineering program (computer science and engineering) and M.F.A. programs in creative writing and studio art/design. Every CSUSB academic program that is eligible has earned national accreditation. The university also is home to the California Professor of the Year (Stuart Sumida).