Art & Design

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• The Art and Design Department is pleased to offer three new Bachelor of Arts degrees starting in Spring 2022.

The new degrees are 

B. A. in Art History with the prefix of ARH (in the catalog search “Art History”) 

B. A. in Design with the prefix DGN (in the catalog search “Design”) 

B. A. in Art with the existing prefix ART (in the catalog search “Art”)


PHOTOGRAPHY MINOR with the prefix PHT (in the catalog search "Photography")


Make sure to meet with the advisors in your area for updates and graduation requirements, as many course numbers and prefixes are changing to reflect this exciting new change. 

Art Degree:    

Jim Keville - Chair


Devon Tsuno


Jimena Sarno


Art History Degree:    

Dr. Kirstin Ellsworth



Design Degree:         

Michele Bury


Ellie Zenhari




Art and Design Department Updates Regarding COVID-19

Hello! Thank you for visiting the Art and Design department webpage. As you know, the COVID-19 situation has brought on many rapid changes that are ongoing. However, our desire to promote student learning and success has not changed! Please take a moment to read the following information items:

The Art and Design Department Office:

As we begin the Fall 2022 semester, the campus has returned to a fully populated campus. The Art and Design department office will hold normal business hours. Email is still the best way to contact and communicate with a member of the department. If you do need to call, though, the number is (310) 243-3310

The College of Arts and Humanities phone number is (310) 243-3389

Information regarding advising in the major is at the bottom.

Generally speaking, e-mail gives you the best way to contact us. Of course, if you have a question regarding your Art and Design classes, you should contact your instructor directly. If you want more general information and want to e-mail the department, it’s a good idea to include our office administrator and the department chair. General advising questions can be directed to department chair, Jim Keville. See contact information below and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Jim Keville (department chair - LCH A106):
    • Fall 2021 Office Hours:
    • Mondays: 10:00am – 2:00pm;
    • Wednesdays: 9-11am; and by appointment. 
    • Please email Jim Keville to schedule a meeting either to meet in person or on a Zoom video meeting.

Department Full-Time Faculty

Michele Burymbury@csudh.eduDesign
Dr. Kirstin Ellsworthkellsworth@csudh.eduArt History
Jim Kevillejkeville@csudh.eduStudio Art
Jimena Sarnojsarno@csudh.eduStudio Art
Aandrea Stangastang@csudh.eduGallery Director/Faculty
Devon Tsunodtsuno@csudh.eduStudio Art
Ellie Zenhariezenhair@csudh.eduDesign

Department Faculty Lecturers

Steve Andersondanderson@csudh.eduPhotography
Amir Arzanian
Zeina Baltag
zbaltagi@csudh.eduStudio Art
Daniela Campinsdcampins@csudh.eduStudio Art
Aaron Estradaaaestrada@csudh.eduDesign
Adriana Rivera Garciaadgarcia@csudh.eduDesign
Vladimir Goryachevvgoryachev@csudh.eduStudio Art
Lis Hoffmanlihoffman@csudh.eduDesign
Kellan or kellanbking@csudh.eduStudio Art
Angela Lessingalessing@csudh.eduGE ART 101
Gregory J. Mocilnikargmocilnikar@csudh.eduGE ART 101
Philip Ottopotto@csudh.eduDesign
David Parsonsdparsons@csudh.eduART 301
Lawerence Ramirezlramirez196@csudh.eduArt History
James Scarboroughjscarborough@csudh.eduGE ART 100
Maece Seirafimseirafinajar@csudh.eduDesign
Ingrid Steineristeiner@csudh.eduArt History/GE
Bonita R. Tanakabtanaka@csudh.eduDesign
Aaron Perry Zuckeraperryzucker@csudh.eduDesign

University Art Gallery:

About the Gallery

The CSU Dominguez Hills University Art Gallery serves the campus and broader community as a laboratory for contemporary art and design practices, presenting exhibitions and programming. The University Art Gallery is deeply committed to building a creative and innovative art and design culture that celebrates artists and engages audiences.

Admission is free.


Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Also available by appointment.


The gallery is on the first floor of LaCorte Hall, LCH A-107


Available now 

Email: Gallery Director/Faculty

Aandrea Stang

Two of our Instructional Support Technicians will be present on campus most weekdays in LaCorte Hall (LCH) during the Fall 2022 semester.  They will be available to help students check out equipment and/or pick up materials and supplies plus any additional instructional support students may need. 

Greg Mocilnikar (IST Studio Art)
Karen Mossiah (IST Design)

Student advising for the majors can take place in person or remotely, via video meetings. If you need advising in the major you may contact one of your primary advisors to request an appointment. All instructors will have office hours that will be announced in individual courses. Students can coordinate with their advisors to meet in person or remotely.  The following are the primary advisors for each Art and Design B.A.:

B.A. in Art option:

Jim Keville (

Devon Tsuno (

Jimena Sarno (

B.A. in Art History:

Dr. Kirstin Ellsworth (

B.A. in Design:

Michele Bury (

Ellie Zenhari (

From our Chair, Jim Keville

We thank you for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to serving you. Please continue to practice healthy habits. Wash hands frequently. If you are sick or are showing symptoms, self-quarantine and seek medical attention if needed.Campus visits must adhere to all the university, local and state Covid-19 safety guidelines. Mask wearing in all labs and studios must be practiced.

For all majors:

Please pay attention to your instructors Blackboard posts, and/or contact them directly by email.