About Art + Design

Department Art + Design Design Mission Statement

The mission of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of Art + Design 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 practices of thinking and art making.

The faculty prides itself on its exclusive focus on undergraduate education, as well as a strong commitment to student success. Small class sizes ensure a creative atmosphere of personal exploration and discovery where each student receives individual attention. The faculty represents every area of emphasis within the program and remains current with their work by being nationally active within their professional fields.


The facilities and technology housed at Southeastern's Art + Design Program is an impressive array of resources. From wood shops and natural-light studios to four state-of-the-art Macintosh computer labs complete with rapid-prototyping technology and wide-format printing, students have access to a rare variety of tools and technology enabling both traditional and contemporary art practices.

The Contemporary Art Gallery

The 7,000 square foot Contemporary Art Gallery coordinates exhibitions and educational programs connecting students with opportunities to engage with artworks and artists while giving them insight into current directions in contemporary art.

Art + Design Quad

The Art + Design Quad is comprised of four buildings on the southwestern edge of the Southeastern Louisiana University campus occupying Clark Hall, Clark Hall Annex, East Stadium, and East Stadium Annex. In addition, Art History classes are taught in a lecture classroom in Fayard Hall. The Contemporary Art Gallery is also located in the East Stadium Annex.

Safety Policies and Procedures

The mission of the Art + Design Safety Manual is to provide a resource of safety procedures for the faculty, staff, and students who do research and work in our studio areas.

Responsibility Statement

It is the responsibility of each person in the Art + Design Program to read and understand the safety procedures for their particular area and other areas in which they perform research or work.

It is the responsibility of the faculty to:

  • Maintain individual studio safety materials and to post them along with the Department's Safety Manual and MSDS sheets in a location readily accessible to those people who work in those areas.
  • Provide training and set rules for studio processes or on equipment used in the studios to ensure safe use of the studio areas.
  • Ensure that safety rules are followed by students and visitors.
  • Assure that proper safety equipment, such as eye protection, gloves, guards, and fire extinguishers are readily available, operable, and known to all people in the studio.
  • Maintain ventilation for hazardous fumes or dusts as much as possible.
  • Ensure that appropriate warning signage is placed within the studio areas.
  • Provide training on safety procedures, rules and recommended good practices.
  • Assure MSDS sheets for hazardous chemicals are available for materials used in the studio.
  • Prohibit drinking and eating in the studios.

It is the responsibility of the students, student workers, and staff to:

  • Follow safety rules at all times.
  • Report hazardous or unsafe conditions.
  • Report accidents.