The LSU School of Art offers Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art with tracks in ceramics, painting & drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Each track requires courses in art history.
Studio art courses are designed to prepare students for various careers in the visual arts. Undergraduate students studying studio art learn to read the non-verbal language of art, to develop responses to visual phenomena, and to intuitively organize their perceptions and conceptualizations. Students become familiar with a number of art techniques and the major achievements in the history of art, understand and evaluate contemporary thinking about art and design, and learn to make valid assessments of quality in design projects and works of art.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts requires that more than half of the courses be taken in the visual arts, thus providing students with a more focused degree in studio art.