The Department of Arts and Media at LSU Shreveport offers a new Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Digital Arts with courses ranging from photography to illustration to 2-D and 3-D animation. The department has a wide range of facilities including several Mac labs, lab classrooms for drawing and painting, and SmartRooms for lecture-style courses. Most faculty hold the MFA degree and are active in their respective fields.
In Mass Communication, students may choose to specialize in print journalism, electronic media, or public relations. The curriculum is built on classes that provide a thorough grounding in the basics of each specialty at the freshman and sophomore levels plus challenging upper-level courses reflecting the current professional job market. Upper-level students are encouraged to elect internships. All students complete a professional portfolio prior to graduation.
Students interested in weekly student news in may publish in the Almagest/student news. For print journalism students interested in feature and investigative work, Almagest: The Magazine, is published each semester with contributions and editorial work by majors enrolled in the journalism lab.
The department provides recognition for outstanding student scholarship with a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society, and the Mass Communication Scholars Awards which are funded with royalties from the sale of the public speaking textbook. Scholars and new members of Lambda Pi Eta are named during the fall and spring semesters, and recognized at the departmental awards assembly.
Contact Dr. Webster for further information.