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What is the top illustration school in Louisiana for 2022?
|Louisiana Tech University
Our 2022 ranking of the top illustration school in Louisiana. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.
1. Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
Louisiana Tech University (Louisiana Tech) houses the College of Liberal Arts (COLA), home to the School of Design (SOD), and the College of Engineering & Science (COES). Both the SOD and COES provide several pathways to study Illustration. The SOD has a multidisciplinary Studio Art BFA Program with coursework in areas such as Illustration, Drawing, Printmaking, and Video and Digital Media. Students in this program have the opportunity to work with advisors to customize a focus in Illustration or other area. Studio Art Majors can also develop skills in a fast-growing area of Illustration by adding the Pre-Medical Illustration Concentration or 45 credit hour Minor.
Other Studio Art Program features include access to dedicated studio spaces at the FJ Taylor Visual Arts Center, which is equipped with Illustration, Drawing, Digital Media, Design, Photography (digital, lighting, darkroom), and Painting studios; internship and study abroad opportunities in Florence, Italy; visiting artists; the three-course Professional Practices Curriculum; and workshops and seminars.
The Studio Art BFA Program at Louisiana Tech culminates with the BFA Senior Exhibition. Graduates will leave the program with a professional portfolio of their best work.
The Louisiana Tech COES has a Biomedical Engineering BS Program (BSBM) with a Pre-Medical Illustration Concentration. Courses may include Illustration Materials and Techniques, Special Topics in Pre-Medical Illustration, Practice in Scientific Visualization, Digital Painting, Graphic Design Software, Drawing, Fine Arts Appreciation, Figure Drawing, Medical Device Design, Studio Problems, and Technical Writing. Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) the BSBM Program requires 128 credit hours to graduate.
Louisiana Tech University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Founded in 1894, the school serves nearly 11,200 students enrolled in over 70 degree programs concentrated in dozens of majors and fields of study. Programs at Louisiana Tech are housed in the Colleges of Applied and Natural Sciences (ANS), Business (COB), Education (COE), Engineering & Science (COES), and Liberal Arts (COLA).