The LSU School of Art offers Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs with concentrations in digital art, graphic design, and studio arts, and a Master of Arts in Art History. The Bachelor of Art degree is a general art & design degree.

Tracks in studio art include the areas of ceramics, painting & drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.


At LSU, students have access to the facilities they need to create and learn. On-campus and off-site galleries offer robust program calendars and exhibit the work of local and national artists. Visiting artists work closely with graduate students and advanced undergraduates in studio classes and participate in individual critiques. Despite the abundance of student resources on campus, we believe that travel is crucial to an education in art and design. From field studies, excursions, and site visits to museum tours and study abroad programs, our students get around.


Students in our programs learn to work independently as well as collaboratively, and they develop a vocabulary with which to critique and discuss their own work and that of their peers. They learn how to be critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and well-rounded communicators. Through coursework in the studio art and design disciplines, art history and contemporary art theory, as well as the liberal arts and sciences, students foster the skills, understanding, and philosophical frameworks necessary to make their art and design practices relevant to historical and contemporary issues. Read more.


You can find our graduates working as artists, animators, game designers, museum administrators, photographers, teachers, gallery managers, commercial designers for advertising agencies, publishers, and magazines, and more. Our alumni work all over the world!

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Tal Leming, BFA/Graphic Design

Tal is a type designer and letterer who founded his own type foundry less than 10 years after graduating from LSU.

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Bridget Parris, MA/Art History & MFA/Studio Art

Fine artist and designer Bridget Parris has made a livelihood doing exactly what she loves to do: painting and drawing.

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LSU School of Art Alumni Archives

Production coordinators, resident artists, conservation technicians, medical animators—the professions open to artists and creative thinkers goes on and on.


So you’re interested in applying to the LSU School of Art. Now what? Read up on admissions procedures and the program of your choice and contact our faculty counselors who will guide you through the next steps.

Courtney Barr

Courtney Barr

Associate Director of the School of Art


Kristine Thompson

Kristine Thompson

Graduate Advisor for Studio Art


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Darius Spieth

Art History Area Coordinator


Learn more about our graduate programs in this MA/MFA brochure!

LSU School of Art MA and MFA Programs Brochure, text: "Read Now on Issuu"