• Award-Winning Theatre Productions

    Award-Winning Theatre Productions

    In a program unique to Southeastern Louisiana University, our one of a kind Theatre Design concentration combines innovative art skills, technology, and theatre practice in one curriculum.

  • Personal to You

    Personal to You

    Small class size means individualized instruction. Our studio classes range from 15 to 20 students. Student interact with leading artists through visiting artist workshops, lectures, and exhibitions.

  • Real World Ready

    Real World Ready

    Professionally active faculty bring real-world instruction in Art + Design. Successful students regularly gain placement in graduate programs and positions in the design and media industries. Our specialized studio facilities lead the way in integrating teaching computer and traditional applications in the visual arts.

Visual Art + Design

The Department of Visual Art + Design's mission is to provide a comprehensive curriculum that integrates artistic study within a liberal arts education. At the heart of the program are goals of creative, intellectual, and technical development achieved through the integration of the practices of creative problem solving and art making within the context of contemporary culture.


  • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

  • Comprehensive Foundations Program where students learn materials, processes, and the history of art.

  • Curriculum focused on traditional and contemporary methods of art making.

  • Concentrations in 11 Areas of Study.

  • State of the art technology across the curriculum

  • Internships with Industry.

  • Visiting Artist lectures and workshops.

  • Semi-private studio spaces for Seniors.


" Southeastern's focus on student success, academic excellence, hands-on learning and real world experience is a key element in all the department's degree programs. Every member of our faculty values daily interaction with students, inspiring and challenging their minds, and helping students achieve their career goals and aspirations.

Our active faculty of 30 national and international distinguished artists, scholars and educators, bring a level of artistic dedication to their teaching. Together with state-of-the-art facilities, we provide students with a unique educational experience aimed at realizing their artistic potential.

The Contemporary Art Gallery and theater performances on our main stage, the Department of Visual Art + Design offers an exceptional array of exhibitions, plays and lectures, which enrich the cultural lives of our students and members of our community."

- Dale Newkirk,
Department Head




Learn More About the Department
Upcoming Events

Faculty Exhibition / Cuba: Student Artwork from Summer 2018

Contemporary Art Gallery. Reception 5–7pm


MADE Men: Young, Black & Gifted

Contemporary Art Gallery. Reception 6 -9pm  


NASAD Visual Art + Design Student Exhibition

Contemporary Art Gallery. Reception 5–7:30 


Students in the Art Gallery