Visual & Performing Arts Residential College

First-year students majoring in either the College of Art + Design or College of Music & Dramatic Arts can live in Broussard Hall and take classes with the same group of peers, creating a smaller network within the larger LSU campus from day one. 

In this living-learning environment, musicians, actors, designers, architects, composers, technicians, scholars and arts administrators join together to foster lifelong connections through the arts and beyond.


Broussard Hall

Broussard Hall provides everything students need to be successful: offices where faculty advisors hold office hours, classrooms in the building, multiple study spaces, beautiful courtyard, large rec room, and large carpeted student rooms in a great location on the west side of campus. It has the capability to house more than 100 students with similar interests.

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To participate in VPARC, you must:

  • Be a first-year student with a declared major in the College of Art + Design or College of Music & Dramatic Arts
  • Enroll in at least two courses offered through VPARC in both the fall and spring semesters. For scheduling assistance students should contact the academic counselor in the academic college associated with their declared major listed below.

College of Art + Design majors: Architecture (DESR; PARCH), Studio Art (DESS; PART), Art (ARTDN), Interior Design (DESD; PID), Landscape Architecture (DESL; PLA)

College of Music & Dramatic Arts majors (PRMUS): Film and Television (FITV), Music (MUSIC or MUSAR), Music Education (MUSED), and Theatre (THTR)

  • Priority course scheduling
  • Reserved spaces in courses
  • Some courses taught in Broussard Hall
  • Exclusive access to arts-related programming, hands-on activities, and tours
  • Easily make new connections by living and learning with a core group of peers
  • Hear from industry leaders at several special-interest lectures and engage in hands-on activities
  • Network with faculty members and college administrators
  • Access to in-community tutoring and faculty office hours
  • Faculty and staff hold office hours and review sessions inside Broussard Hall
  • Live close to the athletics facilities and The 5 dining hall

During the admitted-student housing application process, select the Visual & Performing Arts Residential College as your preferred housing option.

You'll receive notice of acceptance into the living-learning program by the spring, and then you can begin searching for and matching with potential roommates. 

For Visual & Performing Arts Residential College eligibility information, view the requirements above or contact VPARC staff listed below. 

For housing application and room assignment information, please contact Residential Life at

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Shannon Walsh
Visual & Performing Arts Res College Rector
College of Music & Dramatic Arts

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Erin Schell
Art & Design Advisor
College of Music & Dramatic Arts

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Amy Smith
Music & Dramatic Arts Advisor
College of Music & Dramatic Arts



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Christopher Wheeless
Broussard Hall 
Residence Coordinator 
Department of Residential Life