93% of the 2013 class was employed by December 2013
10 funded student awards and scholarships given every year
15:1 average student to faculty class-size ratio beating the national average

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Marsha Cuddeback Appointed to NCIDQ Champion Task Force

Ruth Z. McCoy Professor of Interior Design Marsha Cuddeback has been appointed to the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Champion Task Force. NCIDQ is the global leader in establishing standards of competence for…

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Spring 2014 Commencement Highlights

On May 16, 2014, 165 students in the LSU College of Art & Design were awarded degrees—129 baccalaureates and 36 masters in the fields of architecture, art, interior design, and landscape architecture. Awarded diplomas…

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Associate Professor TL Ritchie Appointed to CIDQ Board of Directors

TL Ritchie, interior designer and associate professor of interior design at LSU, was appointed to the Council for Interior Design Qualification Board of Directors. CIDQ is an organization that establishes standards of competence for…

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The LSU Department of Interior Design is a CIDA accredited program emphasizing design that brings meaning and identity, function and purpose, health and safety to interior spaces. The program teaches specialized knowledge in creative problem solving, research and analysis, and professional preparedness. Interior designers give life to interior spaces. They shape, organize, furnish, and adorn the insides of building to reflect our personal and cultural aspirations.

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LSU college of art and design pizza party
The College of Art & Design welcomes incoming students by hosting a pizza party each fall.
lsu interior design studio environment
The studio is the heart of the learning environment for design students.
The four-year Bachelor of Interior Design program starts with a first-year pre-professional curriculum.
The four-year Bachelor of Interior Design program starts with a first-year pre-professional curriculum.
Interior design students spend a lot of late nights in the studio, which they have access to 24 hours a day.
Interior design students spend a lot of late nights in the studio, which they have access to 24 hours a day.
Interior design students learn about lighting through specialized studio projects.
Interior design students learn about lighting through specialized studio projects.
lsu interior design student in studio
Interior design students volunteered their time to make gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Interior design students volunteered their time to make gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Interior design students learn how to use texture.
Interior design student work is frequently displayed on the walls of the fourth floor of the Design Building.
lsu interior design student exhibit at conference
A student exhibits her project at a conference.
lsu interior design students visit eskew dumez ripple projects in new orleans
Students and Chair Jim Sullivan during a field studies trip in New Orleans
lsu interior design student work
Third-year interior design students proposed ideas for redesigning the Atrium Coffee Shop in the Design Building.
lsu interior design final reviews
Final reviews are a huge part of the studio learning environment for the design professions.
lsu interior design student service learning project
Students helped remodel the House of Destiny, a homeless shelter for women with physical and cognitive disabilities.
LSU interior design service learning project
The Interior Design Student Organization sponsors a service-learning project each fall.
lsu interior design student field trip
Interior design and architecture students visit the residential tower at 930 Poydras in New Orleans, designed by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple.
lsu interior design students visit manhattan
Interior design students visit firms in Manhattan over spring break.
lsu interior design capstone project
A fourth-year interior design student presents her capstone project to a jury of professors and alumni.
lsu interior design field studies
Students visited Poverty Point State Historic Site.
lsu interior design field studies
Field studies are an important part of the interior design program at LSU.
lsu interior design field studies
Students learn about the history of Poverty Point State Historic Site during a field studies trip.
lsu interior design travel opportunities
Interior design students can participate in a field trip to a major city each spring.
lsu interior design travel program
Interior design class of 2014 visit San Francisco over spring break.
lsu interior design students study impairment
In this home safety worksho, students wore glasses to simulate impairments to identify with special needs of the elderly.
lsu interior design steelcase project
An interior design student presents her Steelcase project to Steelcase employees.
lsu college of art & design graduation
lsu college of art & design commencement ceremony
lsu interior design alumni glen boudreaux bid 1980
Glen Boudreaux (BID '80) of Boudreaux Associates was featured in D Home magazine as one of Dallas's Best Designers.
lsu interior design alumni beverly gaudin, bid 2012
Beverly Gaudin (BID '12) is a retail store designer for LeSportsac, an international handbag company.
lsu interior design alumni jennifer harris mitchell
Jennifer Harris Mitchell (BID '06) is an interior designer for Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects, specializing in healthcare design.
lsu interior design alumni kenneth brown of hgtv bid 1995
HGTV's Kenneth Brown, BID 1995, is an alumni and taught as a visiting professor at the Department of Interior Design.
lsu interior design alumni michael talbot bid 2009
Michael Talbot (BID 2009) discusses his meandering career path with interior design students.
lsu interior design alumni
Elizabeth Walther (BID 1983), principal and owner of Design Studio, is an aging-in-place specialist.