Welcome to the College of the Arts!
The College of the Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the locus of all the arts … performing, visual and design. It is unique in Louisiana schools in this respect and its four departments, the Department of Performing Arts, the Department of Visual Arts, the School of Music and the School of Architecture and Design, offering a wide range of degrees and concentrations which attract students who possess creative and artistic abilities.
The School of Architecture and Design includes the professional degree programs of Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Bachelorof Interior Design, Bachelor of Industrial Design and the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and Merchandizing. The architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, NAAB. The interior design program is accredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation. The Industrial Design program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, NASAD. As the Fashion Design and Merchandizing program matures, we anticipate it joining the others with accreditation from NASAD as well.
The School of Music offers all the traditional programs in music including marching band, wind ensemble and concert bands, orchestra, instrumental, vocal programs and many other ensembles, as well as advanced music media. Degrees include the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Music Education, and the Master of Music. All of the programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, NASM.
The Department of Visual Arts includes all of the traditional fine art programs such as painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking, and also outstanding concentrations in advertising design, metalwork and jewelry, photography, ceramics, film/video media, computer art and animation. The degree offered in these areas is the professional degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts. Visual Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, NASAD.
The Department of Performing Arts awards the Bachelor of Fine Arts in performing arts with concentrations in Theatre and Dance. The department presents a full season of dance and theatre productions annually. This program is maturing rapidly.
The College of the Arts’ Digital Media Resource Center concentrates all instructional materials into one facility. Included in this center are projectors, monitors, more than 100,000 slides for classroom instruction, as well as equipment for computer art, computer aided design, digital image processing computer animation and computer video editing. The facility is both a teaching laboratory as well as an open lab for all students and is helping to meet the goal of integrating computer technology with all programs in the College. The Music Resource Center in the School of Music has a state-of the art teaching lab as well as an open lab for all students. The Music Piano Labs provide advanced computer and video based learning for music majors.
Come learn about us!
The College of the Arts is unique among Louisiana schools in that it is the center for all the arts — performing, visual and design. The Department of Visual Arts, the Department of Performing Arts, the School of Music, and the School of Architecture and Design offer a wide range of degrees and concentrations.
For students with creative and artistic abilities, UL Lafayette’s College of the Arts offers a solid foundation for your professional future. We are located in the heart of Acadiana, where Cajun and Creole culture offers an engaging environment, with access to a dynamic regional network of professional connections in the creative fields.
Our diverse program offerings and emphasis on interdisciplinary work are coupled with a supportive and accomplished faculty, an attractive student-to-teacher ratio and the opportunity to develop your personal vision in an environment with hands-on access to the latest technology, from computer animation and design to a complete 24-track digital recording studio.
Whether your future is in visual arts, design or performance, you’ll find the environment, resources and guidance to develop your talents in the College of the Arts at UL Lafayette.