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The UCLA Department of Art is committed to a professional art training within the context of a liberal arts university. Visual artists are responsible for some of the most provocative and enduring expressions of culture. At UCLA, emerging artists are provided with the tools they need to express themselves in ways that are meaningful in the social context in which they live and work.

The department attracts gifted and motivated students who thrive in an environment that encourages autonomy. They are drawn to not only the outstanding creative faculty and the University's resources but also the program, which encourages them to develop as artists at one of the world's leading art centers. The result is a distinguished list of graduates who have made significant contributions in their field.

See recent Faculty Exhibitions and Alumni Highlights—including participation in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA!

See Information for Visiting the UCLA Graduate Art Studios.



Statement from the UC Office of the President

Statement from the UCLA Office of the Chancellor

Statement from the Dean of the School of the Arts and Architecture

Letter from the Chair of the Deprtment of Art, Andrea Fraser

Undergraduate Art Student Response to Statement from the Dean

UCLA Department of Art Faculty statement in support of
Cost of Living Adjustments for Graduate Student Workers

The faculty of the Department of Art at UCLA voted unanimously to support the implementation of a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for all University of California graduate students.  We are deeply concerned with the situation faced by graduate student workers throughout the UC system, whose wages have not kept up with inflation across the state.  We witness firsthand the struggles that our graduate students face due to the high cost of living.  TA salaries do not even cover rent for many students In Los Angeles, which has the most expensive rental market in the state.  A significant percentage of our students face food, housing and basic needs insecurity. This is both unreasonable and unacceptable.  In solidarity with our MFA graduate cohort, we ask UCLA and the University of California to increase graduate student employee salaries to enable our students to live with dignity and to participate fully in research, teaching and service. 

Art Department faculty condemn the firing of the UC Santa Cruz graduate student workers who participated in the COLA strike in the fall of 2019.  We affirm each individual’s right to freedom of expression.  We will actively resist retaliation against student workers who participate collective actions for COLA.  We are committed to supporting the rights of all UC graduate students, to maintaining a climate of justice and equity marked by mutual respect, and to supporting cost of living adjustments for all UC graduate workers. 

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