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MFA Photography Candidate Ian Minich’s Solo Exhibition in Edinburgh

  MFA photography student Ian Minich was recently invited to exhibit his photography in Edinburgh, Scotland, after applying to a competition at FOTOspace gallery last spring. Thirty of Minich’s photographs were displayed at the…

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Master of Fine Arts Candidates Present Lecture Series, Exhibition at University of South Alabama

LSU Master of Fine Arts candidates Eric Euler, Mitch Hobbs, Taryn Möller Nicoll, and M. Robyn Wall were selected to deliver artist lectures at the University of South Alabama on November 6, 2014. Per…

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LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery features Artist and Physician, Eric Avery M.D.

Join the LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery for an exciting new exhibition, Eric Avery, M.D.—HIV/AIDS: Witness, Healer, Survivor. The exhibition will run October 28–December 7, 2014, with an opening reception at the Glassell…

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The School of Art combines the best of both worlds: the resources and faculty of a large liberal arts institution with the personal attention that comes in a close-knit community. As the largest art department in Louisiana and the fourth-largest major at LSU, the School of Art brings together more than 35 full-time faculty members and 500 undergraduate and graduate students to explore and embrace studies in art history, ceramics, digital art, graphic design, painting & drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

#1 largest fine arts and art history programs in the state of Louisiana
20+ visiting artists, lecturers, and scholars are invited to the school each year
15:1 average student to faculty class size ratio beating the national average

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Basic photography introduces students to photography as an art form with emphasis on the technical and conceptual concerns of the medium.
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Art students learn fundamental 3D design skills during the foundation year of study.
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Ceramics students explore the basic physical properties of clay by practicing hand-forming techniques to create sculptural objects.
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Digital art students learn modeling and animation using 3D objects and spaces in a virtual environment.
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The Glassell Gallery is located at the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge.
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Ceramics critique
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Professor Malcolm McClay demonstrates sculpture techniques.
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Beginning studies in digital art emphasize familiarity with the digital environment.
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Students learn to incorporate an understanding of artistic context in their work.
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Art history faculty teach a broad spectrum of courses and specializations in ancient, medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, modern, and contemporary art.
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The School of Art Glassell Gallery provides opportunities for students to display their work off campus.
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LSU's beautiful campus provides ample inspiration for sketching outside.
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Students work with visiting artist Rachel Hayes on a performance installation.
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Sculpture students learn to weld in the metal-working studio.
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Students visit graphic design firms in London over spring break
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Instructor Jacqueline Dee Parker advises a painting and drawing student.
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The potter’s wheel is a tremendous tool used to create functional and non-functional forms in clay.
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Professor Thomas Neff with photography students
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Visiting artist Richard Sexton with a photography student
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Watercolor critique
Students develop their skills with watercolor and other medi
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A student member of GDSO pins up work for a client
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French historian Marc Fumaroli lectures to art history students.
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Sculpture installation with visiting artist
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Advanced studios in digital art focus on contemporary themes such as interactivity.
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Painting studio in Foster Hall
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Visiting artist DJ Stout of Pentagram meets with graphic design students.
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Ceramics students help visiting artist Clare Twomey make 1,000 bowls for an installation.
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LSU's AVATAR initiative helps students learn the skills they need for careers in the field of digital media.
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Photography students visit the Odgen Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.
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Studio space in the Studio Art Building
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Printmaking student Monet DuPlessis prepares an intaglio plate.
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Students explore meaning through interactivity while pursuing independent and group projects that use digital media.
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The Ceramic Artist Student Association hosts biannaual pottery sales on campus.
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A painting & drawing student sketches outside.
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Graphic design students attend a conference in Houston.
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Sculpture students assist a visiting artist with an installation.
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Alumnus Ben Rinehart holds a workshop for printmaking students.
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Students participate in Future Fest at the Digital Media Center.
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A student art show at the LSU Student Union Gallery
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Photography students with visiting artist Alec Soth
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Graphic design students attend the Addys.
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Edie Tsong's Snow Poems exhibit at the School of Art Glassell Gallery in downtown Baton Rouge
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Advanced ceramics students find an invidividual voice in the medium while mastering skills.
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Painting students pursue individualized work with guidance and critique from faculty and peers.
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Photography students learn how to use a 35mm camera, develop film, make photographic prints from negatives, and develop a final portfolio.
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Sculpture involves various materials and methods. Projects may include metal fabrication, metal casting, and mixed media.
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Professor Ortner's landscape painting class
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The Print Club student organization hosts biannual print sales on campus.
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GDSO students Christina Chang, Spencer Bagert, and Ashley Trowel, took home Addy Awards for their work.
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Advanced sculpture offers students the opportunity to pursue individualized projects.
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8 Fluid Ounces ceramics exhibition at the School of Art Glassell Gallery
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Student work completed in the Art in Ireland study abroad program
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A sculpture student using the forge
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2014 BFA Graphic Design exhibition
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School of Art graduates work as artists, animators, museum administrators, photographers, teachers, gallery managers, and commercial designers.
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School of Art graduates work all over the world.
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Our faculty and alumni have strong networks with artists and designers to help students find their niche after graduation.
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School of Art Director Rod Parker awarding a diploma.
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School of Art graduate students display their work at the end of each semester during Grad Walk.
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Art History Professor Matt Savage and graduate student Cody Savage on a research trip in Istanbul
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A graduate student in the printmaking studio at Foster Hall
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Graduating graphic design students display their work in a BFA Show each year.
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Bradley Bernard and Rachael Noto examine print works at Hill Memorial Library.
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Painting & drawing graduate student Jabed Rashel during Grad Walk
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Printmaking graduate student Jamie Kutner demonstrates letter press composition at the Louisiana Book Festival.
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Graphic design graduate student work on display at Grad Walk
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Graduate student work on display during Grad Walk
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Graduate students display their thesis work at School of Art galleries.
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Printmaking graduate student Eric Euler with a rainbow roll
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Grad Walk installation
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Graphic design alumni Luisa Restrepo Perez (MFA '13) and Jeremy Grassman (MFA '13) attend Addys gala.
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Ceramics graduate Anna Calluori Holcombe (MFA '77) was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in the College of Fine Arts at Anadolu University in Turkey.
Joseph Givens (MA, Art History) organized a panel about the history of comic books within the Civil Rights Movement at Comic-Con International.
Joseph Givens (MA, Art History '13) organized a panel about the history of comic books within the Civil Rights Movement at Comic-Con International.
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Johanna Paas (MFA '01) is an associate professor of printmaking at Central Michigan University.
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Detail of Step-by-Step by ceramic artist Haejung Lee (MFA 2008)
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Taking Root by ceramic artist Haejung Lee (MFA 2008)
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Confrontation, acrylic on panel, 12" x 16", 2014, by Shelby Prindaville (MFA 2013, Painting & Drawing)
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LBJ-MLK Crossroads Memorial in San Marcos, Texas; 2014, by Aaron Hussey (MFA Scultpure 2002)
Ceramic artist Sin-Ying Ho (MFA 2001) pieces are in permanent collections at museums around the world.
Ceramic artist Sin-Ying Ho (MFA 2001) pieces are in permanent collections at museums around the world.
Trees of Joviation by Katie Naquin (BFA 2013), owner and instructor at 7 elements BR
Trees of Joviation by Katie Naquin (BFA 2013), owner and instructor at 7 elements BR