Located on a 650-acre plateau on the bluffs above the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, LSU is the flagship university in the state system and a major research institution. Its campus, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful in America, comprises some 250 buildings with Beaux Arts-inspired architecture set amidst the lush foliage of oak and magnolia trees.
Graphic Design occupies offices, classrooms and studio spaces in the Art Building (ca. 1920) which reflects the historical character of the campus and houses the administrative offices of the School of Art. Next door is the modern (1983) Design Building which features a large 3-story indoor atrium where students can meet for coffee and view informational exhibitions. Adjacent to these buildings are landscaped outdoor study areas and the spacious, tree-shaded Sculpture Park, which features rotating displays of outdoor sculpture by faculty and regional artists.
The Art Building houses two teaching labs equipped with state of the art hardware and professional quality software for still and motion graphics, photography, digital imaging, web and interactive design, 3-D modeling and animation. A high speed wireless network, servers for file and web hosting as well as numerous input and output devices complement the resources of our students’ laptops to provide a comprehensive design and production studio environment.
A list of additional facilities and galleries can be found in the facilities section of this site.