College of Art & Design

We are working hard to the make the world a place of long-lasting beauty.

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We have a vision for tomorrow.

Think about tomorrow. What does it look like? Our students will create that for you. Your gifts will support tomorrow’s city planners, landscape architects, interior designers, and museum curators. The advertisements you will see, the buildings you set foot in, the games you will play, the photographs you will cherish—many will be created by our students. Your support gives creatives the opportunity to wake up every morning with a vision for the future.

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Fundraising Priorities

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Student Support

Art & Design students shoulder expenses related to materials, technology, travel, and other enriching opportunities to hone their skills. Scholarships empower students to pursue their passions with the confidence that comes from knowing they have support and that we believe in their future. Gifts will support undergraduate scholarships, graduate scholarships and assistantships, and travel awards for all units and programs.

Faculty Support

Our faculty engage in world-class research, contribute to their fields, and cultivate the next generation of artists and designers. Priorities for faculty support include a Dean’s Chair that will provide funding to invest in strategic opportunities in any unit. Professorships dedicated to the Doctor of Design program, Urban Equity, and Human Health and Wellness will bolster the college’s new initiatives and help us recruit and retain top faculty.

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Programming

Art & Design’s strategic plan outlines five ambitious new initiatives: the Center for Green Technology, an on-campus hub to explore and develop innovative and sustainable design and construction technologies; an Alumni and Faculty Archive that will curate and house the remarkable history of the college’s contributions to art and design fields; the Incubator for Urban Equity, where students, faculty, community organizers, and local artists will develop integrated strategies to promote equal access to opportunity; the Institute for Human Health and Wellness, a space to conduct cross-disciplinary applied research on how built environments impact human health; and the Caribbean Basin Collaborative, in which multi-unit work will address issues of cultural preservation and environmental resilience within the Caribbean Basin. The recently established Doctor of Design program is flourishing and will continue to cultivate stewards of Louisiana’s heritage who are equipped with cutting-edge training and expertise.

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