Visual Arts

Photography major Edo Vrsalovic studied at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for his visual arts degree

“I decided to change my major to visual arts because the field of the arts gives me more freedom and flexibility to express myself and to communicate my ideas. I believe my imagery is more effective at communicating the issues that I want to address within my community and the world.”

Edo Vrsalovic’s experience finding a community of artists on campus

You should major in visual arts if:

  • You’re passionate about expressing yourself through art and design.
  • You have an eye for creativity and aesthetically-pleasing products.
  • You’re a hands-on kind of person who doesn’t mind breaking a sweat or getting your hands dirty.

Majoring in visual arts lets you combine the fine and applied arts into one discipline. A great society deserves great art, and our program offers you the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to become a professional artist or art educator. 

The Department of Visual Arts offers ten unique concentrations within the visual arts degree:

  • Art education
  • Ceramics
  • Computer art & animation
  • Graphic design
  • Metalwork & jewelry
  • New media & digital art
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Whichever concentration choose, you’ll be trained as a working artist, bringing insights in aesthetics, technical knowledge, and conceptual approaches to creating the next generation of visual art.

The visual arts program and its many concentrations provide a comfortable environment to meet new people, experience new perspectives and get personalized attention from faculty.

Visual Arts at UL Lafayette

What's Visual Arts Like?

  • Research
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Theory
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Writing & presentations
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Internships
    Rated 1 out of 3
  • Studio work
    Rated 3 out of 3

square feet of gallery spaces for student and professional exhibitions

Life in the Visual Arts Program