Mission + Vision


The College of Art & Design’s mission is to educate a diverse student population to become creative thinkers who, through their creative professional work, contribute to making a better world.


The College of Art & Design is Louisiana’s foremost school for fine arts, art history, and the design professions, with programs that are consistently highly ranked in national surveys. The college strives to function as a collaborative of engaged students and faculty committed to creative activity in every aspect of the visual arts and design disciplines. Our curricula promote inquiry-based learning, encourage risk-taking and independent thinking, nurture the creative spirit, and pursue opportunities to improve the environment in which we live.