Doctor of Design students have access to the facilities they need to create and learn. Within the College of Art & Design, the Design Shop, a traditional wood-working studio where students have access to state-of-the-art digital fabrication equipment including a 3D printer, laser cutter, and CNC mill, and the Fabrication Factory, a new digital laboratory where students and faculty have the capacity to create a multidisciplinary, active, team-learning environment by leveraging large-scale digital fabrication equipment, are located in the Art Building. Students can rent photography and lighting equipment and access more 3D printers and 3D scanners at the Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) Art & Design Studio. And the School of Art’s IDEA Hub, features high-end equipment and cutting-edge technologies, where faculty, doctoral and graduate students, upper-level undergraduates, and other users can connect to digital resources with networked laptops and mobile devices to transport content between workstations, studios, and multiple presentation environments.
On-campus and off-site galleries, such as the Foster Gallery and Glassell Gallery, offer robust program calendars and exhibit the work of local and national artists. These galleries provide opportunities for students to exhibit their own work. Students also have access to LSU’s Digital Media Center, a 100,000-square-foot building that is home to Electronic Arts and the Center for Computation and Technology, which features a state-of-the-art 4K or Ultra HD theater.
Beyond the studio, networking opportunities with fellow students, faculty, alumni, and professionals abound through the School of Art’s many student organizations. Students have a myriad of opportunities to travel and study abroad, including programs in Ireland, Florence, London, and New York.