Graduate Admissions

Students enjoy art at the 2011 Grad Walk

LSU’s School of Art offers students and graduates seven concentrations leading to the BFA or MFA in Studio Art: CeramicsDigital Art, Graphic DesignPainting and DrawingPhotographyPrintmaking, and Sculpture.

Admissions for the MA in Art History

Please refer to the Art History webpage for details concerning admission to the MA in Art History.

Admissions for the MFA in Studio Art

Graduate students apply to both the LSU Graduate School and to the School of Art. To apply to LSU, visit the LSU Graduate School website for a checklist of required materials and admission standards. The Graduate School website includes an online application form, together with instructions for paying your application fee and submitting official transcripts and letters of recommendation.

The application deadline for studio art is February 1.

After completing the Graduate School application, you must also complete a short online form to apply for admission to the School of Art indicating your proposed concentration at The slideroom submission is not complete until you have attached a letter of intent, a resume, unofficial transcripts, and samples of your work.

Admissions are selective and your application is evaluated on the basis of grade point average, letters of recommendation and your portfolio. You must have a BA, a BFA or BS degree to be considered for the graduate program.

If you need assistance with any aspect of the Slideroom application process please email