Digital Art at LSU is a cross-disciplinary concentration that nurtures creative insight, theoretical grounding and practical expertise. Students learn to give form to ideas while making use of multiple media.
After completing a strong traditional foundations program that includes drawing, photography, printmaking and visual communication, BFA students refine their skills in classes that provide a broad, integrated understanding of creative practice across typography, photo-based media, digital printmaking, video, web, interactive systems, 3-D modeling and animation.
Students in our program learn to work independently as well as collaboratively and develop a vocabulary with which to critique and discuss their own work and that of their peers. They learn how to be critical thinkers and well rounded communicators through experience preparing oral and written presentations. Through coursework across studio arts, art history and liberal art and sciences students foster the skills, understanding and philosophical frameworks necessary to make their art and design practices relevant to historical and contemporary issues.
From this artistic, technical and conceptual base students will confidently pursue studies in graduate school or launch careers as independent artists or commercial practitioners in fields ranging from film and video to computer graphics and game design to web and interactive design.
The MFA in Digital Art is the newest graduate program at the LSU School of Art. Our faculty draws from many backgrounds to support multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary digital media creation.
The Digital Art MFA program is comprehensive, experimental and flexible. Converging practices in interactivity, lens-based media and virtual spaces are central to our program, as are balancing individual explorations with team-based collaborations. We teach the expressive potential of hybridized technologies and democratized tools to engage with diverse audiences. We emphasize emergent forms and student work may manifest through integrated media including digital cinema, mobile networks, printed matter, performance, public intervention, audio composition, installation, game platforms and the internet, among limitless possibilities. Students in our program will be challenged to apply their talents to produce objects, experiences, and spaces that stretch their potential for cultural and artistic relevance.
The Digital Art faculty is devoted to fostering intellectually driven artists and communicators. Our curriculum facilitates discourse within the context of history, theory and contemporary society. Seated at the flagship research university in the state, our program encourages collaborations with faculty in areas from the sciences to the humanities, as well as cutting-edge industry creators. We support our students in pursing opportunities throughout the university and broader community.
Above all, we foster nimble artists ready to shape a future of art, cultural and technological progress.