About the Sculpture Program

The LSU School of Art offers concentrations in sculpture for both the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art. The sculpture program provides students with a high-quality, comprehensive education in the three-dimensional arts. The sculpture area is one of the integral parts of the school and promotes cross-disciplinary investigation and collaborative ventures.

The undergraduate program begins by giving each student a broad introduction to the many possibilities of sculpture. Intermediate courses provide specific instruction in process and technique as well as development of individual aesthetic direction. Advanced courses focus on developing personal style and the creation of a body of work.

Students are encouraged to develop their own unique visions. The program welcomes a wide range of aesthetic approaches, both traditional and non-traditional. Our graduates have an impressive history of success in both exhibitions and professional accomplishments.


Undergraduate printmaking students explore and create using a continuum of processes while learning hands-on about the power of print, from its earliest history to its current potential with the application and integration of digital innovation and 3D printing and scanning technologies.


Graduate studies in printmaking consist of a vibrant and diverse community of student artists from across the United States and further abroad. From 1980 to the present, we have been able to support all of our graduate students with assistantships. Graduate students develop strong professional and critical skills through in-depth critiques in advanced coursework and seminar classes.

Sculpture Faculty

Malcolm McClay, Professor & Area Coordinator
Loren Schwerd, Associate Professor

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Beyond the Studio

The College of Art & Design Lecture Series and the School of Art’s visiting artists program bring a dynamic spectrum of visiting artists and critics to campus. Exhibitions, fieldtrips, and study abroad opportunities, including Art in Ireland and Art in New York City, offer a broad range of practical and inspiring experience, bringing both the art world and larger world perspectives to the learning environment.

Female student holds frame wrapped in greenery with Irish countryside in background

Art in Ireland


Sculpture facilities provide a traditionally based studio environment with a broad range of equipment and material approaches. Facilities include a complete woodworking shop (the Design Shop) and fully equipped welding and fabrication areas, complete with forging stations and an outstanding foundry facility, which provides the capability of casting bronze, aluminum, and iron.

lsu fabrication factory

College Facilities

Students have access to a traditional wood-working shop; digital fabrication, photography, and lighting equipment; large-scale printers and scanners; an arboretum; a foundry; a motion capture studio; high-end work stations; and more.

A man and woman observe art hanging in gallery


The School of Art hosts exhibitions throughout the year at its on- and off-campus galleries. Students have abundant opportunities to see and experience innovative work from a wide range of perspectives and social themes.

Barnes Ogden Art & Design Complex

New Arts Building

Renovations to the Studio Arts Building are complete. The new Barnes Ogden Art & Design complex is the gateway to the historic part of campus and will promote arts to the community and provide state-of-the-art facilities and studios for studio arts.