Welcome

Explore Your Passion

It might begin with a line, or brush stroke, or an elegant piece of fabric, or the peculiar way that light illuminates an object across the room, and just like that—BAM!—you’ve found inspiration.

It may translate into the perfect curve of a chair or texture of paint on canvas, the archway of a building or the functionality of a space. Inspiration is all around us. And when you can pair inspiration with purpose, that’s when you’ve found your passion.

The LSU College of Art & Design lies at the intersection of art, functionality, and humanity. We are driven to reflect and act, to explore the connections between us and our environments, to create something larger than ourselves.

Are you ready?

Find Your Path

Yes, our programs are nationally accredited, innovative, and rigorous. Yes, our college offers majors in architecture, studio art, interior design, and landscape architecture. And, yes, we help students develop the skills they need to work as professional artists and designers. You’ve heard it all before, right?

So get on the pirogue, and we’ll tell you why you should choose LSU. Why you should study here instead of any of those other places you may think offer the same thing we do.

Every day, we will challenge you to explore your creativity. Every moment, we will push you to contemplate and solve contemporary issues that have global impact. Here, you will work with faculty on real-world projects with clients, or maybe you’ll conduct research that improves someone’s health by improving their environment. You’ll get involved with community organizations and planning agencies, if you so desire.

We bolster that expansive expertise with dozens of visiting professors, artists, and lecturers each year. You’ll have frequent lagniappe moments to meet and learn from renowned professionals from a diverse range of career paths—and you’ll find your own. (And if you don’t know what lagniappe means, that’s okay. Just another reason why you need an education here, at LSU.)

Most of all, at the College of Art & Design, you’ll join a network of alumni who work around the world. You’ll join a grid of successful artists and designers who contribute to the communities where they live, who say things like, “I’ve been working for more than 20 years, and I wake up every morning excited to go to work.” Not everyone has that. We want you to have that.

And if that’s not enough, don’t forget you’ll get to study in Southeast Louisiana, a region that is often described as its own country within the United States. We have Cajun culture. Cajun food. Cajun festivals. Cajun everything. And we’ll be right bayou the entire way!

What are you waiting for? Apply today!