About Digital Art
Learn to give form to ideas while making use of multimedia.
The digital art Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programs at LSU are multidisciplinary concentrations that nurture creative insight, theoretical grounding, and practical expertise.
Students refine their skills in classes that provide a broad, integrated understanding of creative practice across 3D modeling, animation, video, web, interactive systems, photo-based media, and digital printmaking. The digital art 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.
Our faculty draw from many backgrounds to support multidisciplinary digital media creation and are devoted to fostering intellectually driven artists and communicators. Our curriculum facilitates discourse within the context of history, theory, and contemporary society. Above all, we foster nimble artists ready to shape a future of art, cultural, and technological progress.
Apply to Digital Art
Applications for the digital art BFA program are due at the beginning of April. In order to apply, follow the selective admissions procedure detailed here.
Applicants for the digital art MFA program should follow the procedure detailed on the MFA admissions page.
Visit admissions for more information about the undergraduate curriculum and graduate curriculum and to review the selective admissions process. View digital art student work in the School of Art Portfolios.
Beyond the Studio
Seated at the flagship research university in Louisiana, 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 pursuing opportunities throughout the university and the broader community. The Arts, Visualization, Advanced Technologies and Research (AVATAR) initiative has established a multidisciplinary research and creative focus on the intersections between the arts, technology, and the computations sciences. Visiting artists and lecturers provide further opportunities for students to extend their creative interests and to establish connections with artists from a variety of disciplines. The Digital Art and Design Association (DADA) serves as a creative laboratory for making original content, hosting events, and working with clients on various digital media projects.
Digital art occupies offices, classrooms, and studio spaces in the Art Building, which houses the Design Shop and the administrative offices of the School of Art. Digital art students have access to a state-of-the-art 4K or Ultra HD theater via the new Digital Media Center, a 100,000-square-foot building that is home to Electronic Arts and the Center for Computation and Technology. More digital art facilities include a media research studio, computer labs, a motion capture and lighting studio, and a private editing suite. A variety of render farm resources are available for digital art students, as well as video production equipment and professional quality software.
View a complete list of digital art resources and facilities and an inventory overview. More facilities and galleries are available to College of Art & Design and School of Art students. Visit the facilities section of this website for more information.
Digital Art Faculty
Aldin Bilalovic, Instructor
Kolby Kember, Instructor
Hye Yeon Nam, Assistant Professor & Area Coordinator
Derick Ostrenko, Assistant Professor
Evan Smith, Instructor
Kristine Thompson, Assistant Professor
Jesse Allison, Assistant Professor of Experimental Music & Digital Media
Marc Aubunel, Adjunct Professor and Director, Digital Media Arts & Engineering
Robert Kooima, Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Susan Elizabeth Ryan, Professor of Art History
Ken Wesley, Instructor, Digital Media Arts & Engineering