The Louisiana Tech University School of Design (SOD) is a place for individuals who embrace the challenge of creative problem-solving and of making things well. As a community to support the development of future artists, designers, and architects, the SOD creates opportunities to learn the art, the craft, and the ethical practice of being a professional artist, designer, and citizen of the contemporary world. Mentored by a diverse faculty who are active as professional artists, designers, architects, and scholars, the SOD seeks to prepare students to pursue their work with focus, creativity, and purpose.
The SOD is composed of four programs:
- Graphic Design
- Interior Design
- Studio Art (Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography)
The SOD offers undergraduate degrees in Architectural Studies (BSAS), Interior Design (BID), Studio Art (BFA), and Graphic Design (BFA). Additionally, the School offers graduate degrees in Studio Art (MFA), Photography (MFA), Graphic Design (MFA), and Architecture (MARC). Each degree program is accredited by its national accreditation body for its fullest term.
Louisiana Tech University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Initially accredited in 1927, the university has maintained accredited status since that date. Membership in the association indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.
The School of Design is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the national accrediting body for art and design and art/design-related disciplines.
The School of Design is also accredited by CIDA, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. and NAAB, National Architectural Accrediting Board.