Interested in taking a summer course at LSU? April 27 is the last day to enroll!


Summer classes give students an extra chance to complete classes, stay on track, and get ahead in their degree program. Taking summer courses also helps lighten heavy loads during the spring and summer semesters without delaying graduation. Students also benefit from smaller class sizes, and coursework helps keep students in the learning groove through focused attention on a particular subject versus splitting time between four or more classes.

Below is a sampling of courses offered this summer through the LSU College of Art & Design. This list is not meant to be comprehensive. View a complete listing in the LSU Course Catalog. Students may enroll in summer courses now through 7 p.m. of April 27, 2015, without incurring late registration fees.

ART 1551 Basic Design

Session A, Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–noon

Basic Design introduces students to basic graphic design, black and white, with a focus on hand skills. Open to all majors.

Instructor: Gerald Bower

View a portfolio of work completed in ART 1551.

ART 4941 Special Studies in Photography: Malleable Narratives

Session B, Monday–Friday, 9:00–11:50 a.m.

This course considers how narratives function in and as works of art. Emphasis is on aspects of narrative in time-based media such as photography, film, animation, and audio works. Students will propose individual studio-based projects and explore a range of contemporary and historical examples of artists working in this tradition via slideshows, screenings, readings, and group discussions/critiques. Open to any Student pursuing a BFA in the School of Art with an interest in photography or moving-image work.

Instructor: Kristine Thompson

View a portfolio of work completed in ART 4941.

ART 4992 Concepts in Advanced Digital Photography

Session B, Monday–Friday, 12:45–3:35 p.m.

Concepts in Advanced Digital Photography offers students who have acquired the basic  skills of Intro to Digital Photography (ART 3992) an opportunity to critically explore the ever-changing digital landscape through a series of readings, discussions, and advanced projects, concluding with a digital portfolio. The course will emphasize the use of a digital SLR camera, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom software applications, and output through inkjet printing.  Open to anyone who has taken ART 3992.

Instructor: Kristine Thompson

View a portfolio of work completed in ART 4992.

ARTH 1441 Historical Survey of the Arts: Renaissance to Modern

Session B, Monday–Friday, 9:00–10:30 a.m.

Explore the history of art beginning with Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo and Leonardo and ending in the present age. Discover the works of artists such as Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Vincent van Gogh, and more. Classes will be more than just lecture—with campus tours, visits to the LSU Museum of Art, activities, and discussions. Anyone may enroll. This course fulfills the general education requirement in art and is required for art students.

Instructor: Alicia D. Ridout

ARTH 4422 History of Modern Design

Session B, Monday–Friday, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

History of Modern Design is a survey from the Arts & Crafts Movement to contemporary design, covering architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, and ceramic, plastic, textile, and metal production, with emphasis on design theories.

Instructor: Susan Elizabeth Ryan

ID 4772 Sustainable Issues (with a focus on LEED-CI)

Session A, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00–7:30 p.m.

Sustainable issues prepares design students to take the LEED Green Associate Exam. Open to all majors.

Instructor: Matthew Edmonds