CHRISTOS A. SACCOPOULOS
102 Design Building
The College of Design is one of only a few U.S. colleges that offers programs in all the basic design disciplines. The college has nationally accredited degree programs in architecture, art, interior design, and landscape architecture. In these degree programs, majors are offered in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and studio art (which include concentrations in ceramics, graphic design, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The college is dedicated to the development of technical excellence and intellectual achievement through research and scholarship.
The association of people, programs, and jointly shared facilities provides an excellent opportunity for learning. The faculty guides, supports, and challenges students to freely express themselves as artists and designers and to meet the rigorous demands of their chosen professions. The broad range of academic resources and studio experiences provides the foundation for successful careers in art and design disciplines.
Students may enter the college from University College, by transfer from another division of LSU, or by transfer from another approved college or university. The College of Design has a policy of selective admission that applies to the programs of architecture, graphic design, interior design, and landscape architecture. Students planning to apply to one of these programs should carefully review this catalog for special requirements and application deadlines. General requirements for entering the college are as follows:
From University College - Students must have earned a minimum of 24 semester hours, with a 2.00 gpa on all work taken.
By Transfer - Students must have earned a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit with a gpa of at least 2.00 on all work taken, and be accepted into the program.
The extent to which transfer credits acceptable for admission to the University fulfill degree requirements will be determined by the college. A student who has taken studio courses may be required to submit a portfolio.
Students who were not registered at LSU for the preceding regular semester must file a formal application for readmission.
Students in this college bear final responsibility for selecting an academic program and adhering to all published regulations and requirements of the college and the University. Each student must see the academic counselor to review a final degree audit during the semester prior to the semester in which the degree is to be awarded.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COLLEGE
To qualify for a particular degree in the college, a student must meet the following requirements:
Students in the College of Design may pursue a minor field under the following guidelines:
A minor field may be selected from any major field currently offered by the college in which appropriate requirements for a minor have been established.
Minors outside the college can be established, provided that the minor conforms to the guidelines noted above for minors in the college and the minor meets the guidelines established by the department, school, or college concerned.
< Business Administration
To graduate with a minor in business administration, students must complete ACCT 2001, 2101 or 2021; ECON 2010 and 2020 or 2030/2031; FIN 3715; ISDS 1100; MGT 3200; MKT 3401; and one business administration elective.
SPECIAL PROVISIONS OF THE COLLEGE
No more than six hours from ROTC; kinesiology activity courses; and band, chorus, or music skills courses will be applied to degree requirements. Additional courses beyond the six hours of ROTC; kinesiology activity courses; and band, chorus, or music skills may not be counted toward making up deficiencies in the grade-point average.
The pass-fail grading option is limited to courses that are electives in the degree programs.
CORRESPONDENCE AND EXTENSION CREDIT
Special restrictions apply to correspondence and extension credit used toward degree credit. Students must have the dean's permission prior to scheduling correspondence course work. Students registered in the college may enroll in a maximum of 19 semester hours of combined resident and correspondence course work during a regular semester. They may enroll in a maximum of 12 semester hours of combined resident and correspondence course work during the summer term.
No more than 15 semester hours of correspondence and extension credit may be applied toward the degree requirements of the college.
Students may not be enrolled in correspondence courses during the semester they plan to graduate.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECOND BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Second degrees may be awarded at the bachelor's level in architecture, art, interior design, and landscape architecture. The program of studies for the second degree must include a minimum of 30 semester hours of work beyond requirements for the first degree, including any degree requirements not previously met.
ENROLLMENT IN TWO DEGREE PROGRAMS
With the dean's approval, a student may be enrolled in two degree programs concurrently. A student can enroll as a dual registrant using one of the following procedures.
PHI KAPPA PHI
Phi Kappa Phi, a national scholastic honor society founded in 1897, now contains 282 chapters nationwide. It is one of the most prestigious scholastic honor societies in the United States. The LSU chapter was founded in 1930 as the 43rd chapter in the nation. At the present time, the national office is located on this campus in the French House.
The primary objectives of Phi Kappa Phi are to promote the pursuit of excellence in higher education and to recognize outstanding achievement by students and faculty through election to membership and through various awards and fellowships. Phi Kappa Phi is unique because it recognizes superior scholarship in all academic fields, rather than restricting membership to a limited field. Juniors in the top five percent and senior and graduate students in the top ten percent of their classes may be invited to become members of Phi Kappa Phi. New LSU Phi Kappa Phi members are initiated and honored in the spring semester each year and wear identifying ribbons on their academic gowns at commencement exercises.
TAU SIGMA DELTA
Tau Sigma Delta (IE)) was founded in 1913 to recognize excellence in art and design education. It is a scholastic honor society open to students enrolled in accredited degree programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, or Art who have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and who rank in the upper 20 percent of the cohort in their discipline. The Alpha Zeta chapter at LSU performs service for the University and for the community at large through the creative work of its members. New members are initiated and honored in the spring semester, and wear identifying IE) stoles on their academic gowns at commencement exercises.
The Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Art History, and Master of Landscape Architecture are offered through the Graduate School. Consult the Graduate Bulletin.
SCHOOLS AND CURRICULA
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
PROFESSORS - Carpenter, Kennedy, Saccopoulos, Shih, Theis, Zwirn
The School of Architecture, a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, offers professional degree programs at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels. Preparation for the profession of architecture requires both formal education and practical experience followed by a professional examination and registration.
In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U. S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes two types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture. A program may be granted a five-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards.
Masters degree programs may consist of a preprofessional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree, which when earned sequentially, comprise an accredited professional education. However, the preprofessional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
Admission Requirements • Admission to the beginning design courses in the NAAB accredited Bachelor of Architecture program (ARCH 1001, 1003) is selective and is based on high school academic grade point average and ACT or SAT scores (as a general rule of thumb, an applicant should have at least a 2.75 gpa and a 22 ACT score. A higher gpa may allow for a lower ACT score and vice versa). Individuals who believe there are additional factors that should be considered in evaluating their applications are encouraged to contact the School of Architecture in writing and/or schedule an on-campus interview.
The top 80 students will be admitted to these courses in the fall semester of each academic year. Students who have been approved for admission will be notified in writing shortly after the University's application deadline for fall undergraduate admissions. Students not admitted to the beginning design courses will not be allowed to register for architecture courses other than those listed as general education courses. Each year a select number of students already enrolled at LSU will be considered for admission to the beginning design courses along with transfer students.
Transfer students will be considered for admission on a space-available basis and are expected to have earned a minimum gpa of 2.75 (on a four-point scale, based on 30 hours or more). Transfer credit for architecture courses as substitutions for required courses in the School's curriculum will be considered only if theses courses have been taken as part of an architecture program accredited by the NAAB. Transfer students desiring credit for design studio courses will also be required to submit a portfolio for faculty evaluation.
There will be, prior to admission to the third year of study (upper division), a grade point and portfolio review. No more than 36 students will be approved for advancement to the upper division each year. The School of Architecture reserves the right to deny admission to the third year of study based on this review.
Entrance to the fifth year will be granted only to those students who have successfully completed all required course work in years one through four. Admission to the fifth year will be in the fall semester only.
Graduate Program • The newly approved Master of Architecture curriculum is a candidate for NAAB accreditation. The NAAB grants candidacy status to new programs that have developed viable plans for achieving initial accreditation. Candidacy status indicates that a program should be accredited within six years of achieving candidacy, if its plan is properly implemented. Initial accreditation is retroactive, protecting the value of the degrees received by the first graduates. More information on the Master of Architecture program, including admissions requirements, is available by contacting the School directly.
Personal Computer Requirement
Students are required to have their own personal computer upon entering the second year studio courses. Contact the School of Architecture for information regarding type, specifications, and software.
CURRICULUM IN ARCHITECTURE
TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 160
In the architecture curriculum, normal course progress is imperative. A student failing to complete any required course more than one year later than the time designated in the curriculum is prohibited from advancement in the design studio sequence until the deficiency is corrected. All required courses listed through the senior year must be completed before a student is allowed to enroll in the designated fifth-year courses. Courses listed below are to be scheduled in the sequence in which they are listed. Thirty-nine hours of general education courses must be completed as required by the University.
* Note - Approved electives must be selected in consultation with a faculty adviser.
SCHOOL OF ART
PROFESSORS EMERITI - Bova, Burke, Cavanaugh, Dufour, Garrett, Harding, Pramuk,
LSU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Through the College of Design, the School of Art offers the professional B.F.A. degree in Studio Art with concentrations in ceramics, graphic design, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. In addition, students concentrating in these areas may minor in ceramics, painting and drawing, jewelry/metalsmithing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. All studio art classes meet for two class hours per semester hour of credit. Outside of regular class time, students are expected to engage in a minimum of one additional hour of studio work per hour of credit.
Certain courses offered by the school require fees to defray the cost of consumable materials used by students. This information is included in the individual course descriptions.
Registration for all multiple credit courses taken for more than three credits in a given semester will require the prior permission of the instructor.
Personal Computer Requirement
Students accepted into the Graphic Design curriculum are required to have a personal computer prior to entering the third year of study. Contact the faculty coordinator in Graphic Design for information regarding the type, specifications, and software.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree provides the liberal education and specialized instruction needed for a professional career in the visual arts. Students transferring into the B.F.A. program may be required to submit portfolios or reproductions of their work. The art faculty will review the work of all advanced students prior to admission to the final project course required for the B.F.A. degree.
Credit earned in two-year technical or terminal degree programs and programs that, when completed, result in an "Associate in Applied Sciences" diploma may be accepted for degree credit to the extent that the courses are equivalent to degree work in the School of Art, as determined by the school director.
All School of Art students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts curriculum will be required to complete a series of studio art fundamentals and core courses before enrolling in 4000-level studio art courses. These courses include:
Studio Art Fundamentals (21 credits) - ART 1001, 1011, 1012, 1762, 1847, 1848, and 1849.
Studio Art Core Courses (12 credits) - Completion of four of the following five courses: ART 1361 (or 1371), 1551, 1661, 2655, and/or 2995.
General Education Requirements - See "Degree Requirements of the College." Thirty-nine hours of general education courses must be completed as required by the University.
CURRICULUM IN STUDIO ART
TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 132
Areas of Concentration
> Ceramics - ART 1662, 2656, 2661, 2761, 4641, 4661, 4691.
Admission into the ceramics concentration (years 3 & 4) is selective. A student will be admitted subject to availability of space, slide portfolio, grade-point average, and courses completed.
Entry into the 4000-level courses at the third year level and higher is contingent upon available space, facilities, and the following criteria:
Once admitted into the major, a student must maintain a 2.50 gpa on all ceramics courses over a minimum of two semesters.
Students who are unable to meet the specified criteria for selective admissions may be granted provisional acceptance provided space is available. Students who are dropped from the major for failing to maintain the specified gpa may reapply at any time, but will have to once again meet criteria for selective admission. Transfer students from other programs will be considered according to the same standards.
> Graphic Design - ART 1551, 2995, 1361, 1371, 2544, 2552, 2554, 2564, 2881, 2883, 4526, 4527, 4534, 4551, 4554, 4555, 4564.
Admission into the graphic design concentration (years two-four) is selective. Students desiring admission should apply during the spring semester prior to the fall semester of the sophomore year. The following entrance requirements must be met before applying:
Once these requirements have been satisfied, an application packet must be submitted. It should contain the following: (1) an application form, (2) an unofficial transcript, (3) a letter of application and intent, and (4) a portfolio of examples from freshman studio courses.
Students who are unable to meet the specified criteria for selective admission may be granted provisional acceptance, provided space is available. Transfer students from other LSU programs and from other universities will be considered according to the same standards. Individuals not admitted to the professional program will not have access to graphic design courses other than those listed in the first two semesters of the B.F.A. curriculum.
> Jewelry/Metalsmithing - ART 1661, 1662, 2655, 2656, 2661, 4641, 4651, 4655, 4659, 4741.
> Painting and Drawing - ART 2879, 2881, 2882, 2883, 4880, 4881, 4887, 4800, 4884, 4889.
> Photography - ART 2995, 2996, 3994, 3996, 4941, 4996, 4997.
> Printmaking - ART 1381, 2362, 2372, 2879, 4300, 4361, 4366, 4371, 4887 or 4889.
> Sculpture - ART 1661, 1662, 2655, 2661, 2761, 4661, 4741, 4761, 4762.
In addition to the concentrations specified above, minors in ceramics, painting and drawing, sculpture, art history, jewelry/metalsmithing, printmaking, and photography are available. Requirements are as follows.
< Art History Minor - ART 1440, 1441, and 12 hours of credit at the 4000 level or above. This minor is offered through the College of Arts and Sciences.
< Ceramics Minor - Art 1661, 2661 (repeated for nine hours of credit), and six sem. hrs. of ceramics courses at the 4000 level or above.
< Jewelry/Metalsmithing Minor - Art 2655, 2656, 4651 (repeated for six hours of credit), and 4655 (repeated for six hours of credit).
< Painting and Drawing Minor - Art 2879, 2881, 4880, 4881, 4884, and 4889.
< Photography Minor - Art 2995, 2996, 3994, 3996, and 4941 (repeated for six hours of credit).
< Printmaking Minor - Art 1361, 1371, six semester hours of printmaking courses at the 2000 level, and six semester hours of printmaking courses at the 4000 level.
< Sculpture Minor - Art 1762, 2761 (repeated for nine hours of credit), and 4761 (repeated for six hours of credit).
Art Curricula Outside the School of Art
Other undergraduate degree programs in art are offered by academic divisions outside the College of Design. The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in studio art or art history. General requirements for this degree may be found in the sections, "Degree Requirements of the College," and "Liberal Arts," in the "College of Arts and Sciences" section of this catalog.
Students interested in pursuing this degree should confer with a counselor in the School of Art and the College of Arts and Sciences. The art history area offers a wide range of courses in all major historical eras. Students graduating from the program are prepared to continue their education in graduate school or to enter a variety of related fields without additional training beyond the college level.
DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR DESIGN
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS - Daugherty, Spencer, Wachob
The Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum at LSU is accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER).
Interior design involves shaping, planning, and furnishing interior spaces ranging in scale from single family residences to large commercial and institutional projects. Designers work with architects, developers or private clients to create distinctive spaces that enhance the quality of life, increase productivity and protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. Specific requirements addressing education, practical experience and professional examination regulate the practice of interior design in Louisiana and many other states. Opportunity exists within the profession to focus on specializations such as lighting, furniture and exhibition design, historic restoration and set design.
Within the curriculum, creative problem solving, research and analysis, and graphic skills are emphasized, supporting activities in the design studios which form the core of the educational experience. Complementing this strong emphasis on design are liberal arts, technical, business, and communication course requirements. A required internship offers additional preparation and insight into the profession. Interdisciplinary work with other disciplines in the College of Design is encouraged.
Admission Requirements • Admission into the professional interior design program (years two-four) is selective. Applications are accepted early in the spring semester and the selection process occurs prior to fall semester course scheduling. Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Application forms, deadlines, and detailed portfolio requirements may be obtained from the Department of Interior Design.
Students who are unable to meet the specified admission criteria may be considered for admission on a space-available basis.
Students not admitted will not be permitted to register for interior design courses other than those listed as general education courses.
Qualified transfer students from other LSU programs or from other institutions are expected to have an earned overall gpa of at least 2.75. Students seeking credit for design courses must submit a portfolio for evaluation. Credit earned in two and three year preprofessional programs may be accepted if it is determined to be equivalent to degree work in the Department of Interior Design. All transfer students are accepted on a space-available basis.
Personal Computer Requirement • After acceptance into the professional program (at the beginning of year two), students are required to have their own personal computer. Contact the Department of Interior Design for information regarding the type, specifications, required software and procurement options.
"D" Grades and Repetition of Courses • Interior design majors must pass the following courses with a grade of "C" or better: (1) all required College of Design courses and approved professional electives; and (2) English 1002, 1003, or 1005. A student who earns a "D" or "F" in a course in which a minimum grade of "C" is required must register for the course again in the next regular semester in which the student is enrolled and the course is offered.
English Proficiency • To be certified as proficient in English, students in this department must earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1002, 1003, 1005 (international students), or have the equivalent in transfer credit. Students whose grades are lower than "C" must repeat the course or earn a "C" or better in English 2002.
CURRICULUM IN INTERIOR DESIGN
TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 135-131
Approved College Electives - select 9 sem. hrs. from courses in architecture, art, interior design, and landscape architecture. Six sem. hrs. must be in studio courses. ART 1001 may not be used for degree credit.
General Electives - must be selected with approval of faculty counselor. Thirty-eight to thirty-nine hours of general education courses must be completed as required by the University.
Business Electives - select six sem. hrs. at 2000 level or above from courses in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, or information systems and decision sciences. If ECON 2010, 2020, or 2030 is used as a social science elective, total business hours may be reduced to three.
SCHOOL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
ALUMNI PROFESSOR EMERITUS - Reich
Landscape architecture offers a unique career opportunity to the student concerned with the environment and the quality of life in our cities and outdoor surroundings. Landscape architecture is a discipline combining art, natural sciences, and social and cultural disciplines with a strong design and technological base. Those in the profession create and shape the places where people live, work, and play. Landscape architects design parks and recreational facilities, business parks, urban public spaces, private gardens, and are involved in the design of new communities and cities.
Work on landscape architectural projects frequently involves collaboration with other professionals. A single project may routinely involve landscape architects, architects, artists, city planners, engineers, lawyers, sociologists, geologists, economists, and environmental scientists. Such professional collaborations are a stimulating and rewarding aspect of the profession.
LSU is the only school in Louisiana with a nationally accredited curriculum in landscape architecture, attracting students from the U.S. and many foreign countries. The five-year curriculum affords a well-rounded course of study based on standards set by the American Society of Landscape Architects. The program integrates a rich, educational experience that provides the student with an ethical framework, an historical background, and the design and technical knowledge critical to the profession.
In addition to design, the education of landscape architects includes graphic communication, written and verbal communication, construction and engineering methods, plant material identification, design, computer applications, and basic business and legal concepts.
Graduates of this program find employment within Louisiana, throughout the south, on the east and west coasts, and overseas. Upon satisfactory completion of the undergraduate program, the degree of Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is awarded.
Each year more than 25 students are selected to receive scholarships or other financial awards. Students interested in applying for aid offered by the School of Landscape Architecture should contact the school office.
Admission Requirements - A student will be admitted to the curriculum in landscape architecture subject to space availability, grade-point average, and courses completed.
Entry into the professional courses at the third-year level and higher is contingent upon available space and facilities for a class not to exceed 54 students, and the following criteria:
If requests from qualified students exceed the maximum number of available spaces, an admissions committee will resolve special situations and hear appeals.
Transfer Students - Students transferring into landscape architecture from other disciplines may be admitted only after having been interviewed as indicated above.
Personal Computer Requirement - Students are required to have their own personal computer upon entering the third year studio courses. Contact the School of Landscape Architecture for information regarding the type, specifications, required software, and procurement options.
English Proficiency - To be certified as proficient in English, students in this school must earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1002, 1003 or 1005 (international students), or have the equivalent in transfer credit. Students whose grades are lower than "C" must repeat the course or earn a "C" or better in English 2002.
CURRICULUM IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
TOTAL SEM. HRS. - 160
Thirty-nine hours of general education courses must be completed as required by the University. Students should complete these requirements by the end of their third year.
All elective courses must be approved by the school director or designated adviser.
In addition to the six hours of general education English courses, all students must take a three-hour English writing or a foreign language course as an approved elective.