LSU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design. Through the College of Art + Design, the School of Art offers the professional BFA degree in Studio Art with a concentration in graphic design.
For additional information on the BFA curriculum and minoring in Graphic Design, please consult the LSU General Catalog.
Studio Art Foundations (24 credits)
All School of Art students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts curriculum participate in a Foundation Year that includes studio art fundamentals and core courses. For students intending to concentrate in Graphic Design these courses include:
- ART 1011 (2-D Design)
- ART 1012 (3-D Design)
- ART 1847 (Drawing and Composition)
- ART 2050 (Digital Art I)
- ART 1848 (Beginning Figure Drawing)
- ART 1762 (Sculpture I)
- ART 1849 (Intro to Painting)
- one of the following: 1361/1371 (Printmaking), 1551 (Basic Design), 1661 (Ceramics), 2655 (Jewelry Making), 2995 (Photography)
Graphic Design Concentration (33 hrs.)
Three credit hours each of:
- ART 2544 (Letter Forms)
- ART 2552 (Color Design)
- ART 2554 (Graphic Design I)
- ART 2564 (Graphic Abstraction)
- ART 4526 (Prepress Production Techniques)
- ART 4527 (Applied Typography)
- ART 4551 (Graphic Design II)
- ART 4555 (Graphic Design III)
- ART 4564 (Senior Graphic Design)
- ART 4567 (Interactive Multimedia Design)
- ART 4576 (Digital Imaging Techniques)
Art History Requirements (15 credits)
- ART 1440 (Historical Survey of the Arts: Prehistoric-Medieval)
- ART 1441 (Historical Survey of the Arts: Renaissance-Modern)
- three credit hours above 2000
- six credit hours above 4400.
General Electives (0-6 credits)
General Education Requirements
Students must complete 39 hours of course work in six major areas as required by the University:
- English composition (six hours)
- Analytical reasoning (six hours)
- Arts (three hours)
- Humanities (nine hours)
- Natural sciences (nine hours)
- Social sciences (six hours)
For the suggested curriculum, please refer to the outline in the LSU General Catalog.
For the course listing and descriptions of ART courses offered by LSU, please refer to the LSU General Catalog ART listing.
For complete details, please refer to the LSU General Catalog.