BA in Art Approved

The Board of Regents recently approved the establishment of the BA in Art. The BA in Art serves to bridge existing fields of study within the LSU School of Art with key programs in the College of Art & Design as well as other programs across the university. The purpose of the BA in Art is to allow students to combine their visual arts education with another area of study - a major, a minor, an approved course of study, or even an accelerated master's program outside the School of Art without exceeding the 120 credit hour limit. The content of the new BA is similar to the BFA for the first year, with a survey of arts, foundation classes in design, drawing, and composition. After the first year, students will have more possibilities to choose courses from a range of School of Art tracks, unlike the highly focused BFA, in addition to ample elective opportunities from other disciplines across the university.