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Studio Art, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


In Studio art programme at  Louisiana State University, students have access to the facilities they need to create and learn. On-campus and off-site galleries offer robust program calendars and exhibit the work of local and national artists. Visiting artistswork closely with graduate students and advanced undergraduates in studio classes and participate in individual critiques. 

Programme in studio art include:

  •  ceramics
  •  painting & drawing
  •  photography
  •  printmaking
  •  sculpture 

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Graduate Studio
  • Studio Art/General Electives
  • Art History
  • Thesis Research

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 36 months
        • Credits
          60 alternative credits
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        • Minimum required score:


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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: 3

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

        General Requirements

        Regular Admission to the LSU Graduate School requires: 
        •  a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
        • a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work taken prior to receiving a degree and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all previous graduate work for which a grade is given; 
        •  satisfactory academic standing at the last institution attended
        •  acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); and 
        •  acceptance into a departmental program

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          29456 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
        • National

          29456 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 29456 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
        • In-State

          12541 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 12541 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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        Living costs for Baton Rouge

        • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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