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Dean's Welcome



Welcome to the College of the Arts (COA) — a thriving Arts Community of Thinkers, Makers, Performers, and Knowledge Creators across the amazing disciplines of Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Music, Dance, Theatre, Printmaking, Jewelry and Metalworks, Animation, New Media and Digital Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Arts and Music Education and Painting.

Ours is a transformative and inclusive environment dedicated to advancing arts higher education and its vital role in the sustainability of our diverse and evolving society. With 24 program offerings, the COA is a progressive and inclusive environment for creative exploration on the Undergraduate and Graduate levels with distinctive degree programs combining traditional and emerging technologies that prepare our students for success in professional practice, the pursuit of advanced degrees — and, importantly, fulfilling lives and livelihoods.

The College of the Arts is your platform for individual growth, artistic discovery, knowledge creation — and the exchange of ideas. I invite you to visit the University and meet our dedicated faculty and staff. Join our arts community infused with Lafayette's rich and welcoming Acadian, Cajun, and Creole culture, mirroring the fertile environment of our beautiful campus as an epicenter for discovering new ways of seeing and doing.

DJ Moore
Dean and Professor
College of the Arts