Digital Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

In the bachelor degree program in Digital Arts (BFA) at Louisiana State University Shreveport, you’ll learn photography, animation (2D and 3D), drawing, painting, and more.

Earn your bachelor’s degree in digital arts and prepare to excel in graphic design, interactive design, animation and modeling, and more. As the way society uses technology evolves and grows, so do the careers in a world of related fields. LSUS’ digital arts program gives you the skills and experiences to succeed in this diverse and dynamic field.  

Why LSUS’ digital arts degree program? 

The digital arts major at LSUS offers a wide range of courses that will strengthen your degree, covering topics such as digital illustration, game design, Photoshop, and 3D animation. Plus, you’ll work alongside some of the best in the area. LSUS digital arts majors and professors often win ADDY (American Advertising Federation) awards such as People’s Choice Award, Most Likely to Be Hired, and Best of Show. 

Experiential learning to prepare for real-world careers 

From building a strong portfolio to landing internships in Shreveport, Louisiana, and beyond, you’ll continuously apply what you’re learning in the classroom to hands-on experiences when you earn your bachelor’s degree at LSUS.  

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  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
  • Estimated four years for first-time freshmen
  • In-person
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Explore the Digital Arts Bachelor’s Degree at LSUS

The digital arts major at LSUS is hands-on and media focused. The program will give you a wide variety of courses and experiences to choose from, ultimately preparing you to be flexible in the ever-changing field of digital arts.   

Flexible courses 

As a digital arts majors at LSUS, you’ll take courses that span far and wide, showing you the different paths, you can take with this diverse field. Topics include 2D animation, 3D printing, video editing, digital sculpting, and more. 

Student life 

LSUS is home to two professional clubs with strong ties to the digital arts major—ACM SIGGRAPH and the American Advertising Federation. You can also join the Game Development Club. From workshops to gallery showings and competitions, these organizations offer opportunities to grow your résumé and portfolio, in addition to networking with area professionals.  

Resources to succeed 

The LSUS Department of Arts & Media is dedicated to helping students like you succeed. As a digital arts major, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities including Mac labs, PC labs, a specialized darkroom, a 24-hour lounge, and a TV studio.    

Financial aid for digital arts majors 

More than $12.4 million in scholarships is given to LSUS students every year. Explore the types of financial aid you could qualify for. 

“LSUS provided the technical skills that I needed to build a stable foundation to my design business. I was impressed by how dedicated each of my professors was to the success of each student.”
Jazmin Jernigan, MBA
Owner and principal designer of Aesthetic Innovations, LLC

LSUS digital arts professors aren't just teachers. They have all won major awards at the American Advertising Awards for graphic design!

Students regularly participate in exhibitions and shows all around Louisiana. From local coffee houses to Digifest, you’ll have the chance to show off your skills.

The state-of-the-art IdeaSpace and CyberCollaboratory will be your go-to hangouts when inspiration strikes!

Where Can a Digital Arts Degree from LSUS Take You?

With no shortage of jobs in the age of digital, LSUS will make sure you’re ready to take on the career you want. When you earn your bachelor’s degree in digital arts, you can look forward to a job in:  

  • Advertising 
  • Video production 
  • Graphic design 
  • Animation 
  • Print 
  • Photography 

Learn more about course requirements for a digital arts major. 

Thinking about a digital arts degree at LSUS? Here are a few other bachelor degree programs you might be interested in exploring.  

Digital Arts Faculty

Jason Mackowiak, MFA

Department Chair
Office: Bronson Hall, Room 124
Phone: 318-797-5313
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L. "Allen" Garcie, Jr., MA, MEd, MFA

Associate Professor
Office: Bronson Hall, Room 126
Phone: 318-795-4253
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Victoria "Vikki" Hrody, MFA

Associate Professor
Office: BH 148 B
Phone: 318-797-5315
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Rachel McDonald, MFA

Assistant Professor
Office: BH 128
Phone: 318-797-5325
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