Northwestern State University - Louisiana - The Visual Arts

Northwestern has become the school of choice for many discerning students, who want the opportunity to gain a quality education in an environment that allows them to achieve their fullest potential.

Our university has seen a tremendous growth in enrollment over the past several years, growing to more than 10,000 students on our campuses and through distance education. That growth has come while Northwestern has maintained a personal touch. Our students have the opportunity to get to know the faculty and many of the staff who are here to assist them.

At Northwestern, each student can work with faculty who are nationally and internationally known. The faculty care about our students and often become mentors to those they have taught.

Northwestern was the first institution in Louisiana to gain 100 percent accreditation of all eligible academic programs. That designation shows that the academic programs at NSU meet the highest standards set by national accrediting agencies.

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Our Aims

Northwestern State University is a responsive, student-oriented institution that is committed to the creation, dissemination, and acquisition of knowledge through teaching, research, and service. The University maintains as its highest priority excellence in teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs. Northwestern State University will prepare its students to become productive members of society and will promote economic development and improvements in the quality of life of the citizens in its region.  

Location and Getting there

The Northwestern State University CENLA Campus Center serves the central Louisiana area with select degree programs through the Learning Center for Rapides Parish (LCRP). The LCRP, managed by the Louisiana Board of Regents, is a consortium of postsecondary institutions partnering to expand educational offerings in the area. The academic facility is located within the England Industrial Airpark & Community in Alexandria and easily accessible to major highways connecting the various parishes of central Louisiana.  

Department and information about the department

Free to rethink the undergraduate curriculum, the Louisiana Scholars' College has developed courses steeped in the Great Books, based on critical thinking, reading and writing, and designed to foster student engagement. Many are interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary and may cover topics normally reserved for graduate study.  

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Information For  Undergraduates

Fine Arts:

SART 2000. SEMINAR IN ART HISTORY. (4-4-0). Special topics in art history. Cross-listed as SCRT 181W. Open as SART 2000 only to students who have completed a different SCRT 181W subtitle. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
Subtitle: Greek and Roman Art: A General Survey. An overview of the development of Greek and Roman art, organized to complement Texts and Traditions I.

SART 3810. THE CLASSICAL TRADITION IN WESTERN ART. (4-4-0). The classical tradition in art from early Greek civilization to its influence in contemporary works, with special attention to Late Antiquity, the Carolingian Renaissance, the Italian Renaissance of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the Neo-classical movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the twentieth century.
SART 3820. ROME: URBS AETERNA. (3-1-4). Examination of the art and culture of Rome, from its beginnings to Mussolini’s attempted resurgence. Includes a two-week stay in Rome, readings and research before departure, and completion of a research paper upon return.

Information For  Postgraduates

The Northwestern State University College of Graduate Studies and Research maintains as its mission and purpose to develop, provide, and support innovative, responsive, and accessible graduate programs of the highest quality. The Graduate School encourages and supports research by members of its scholarly community. It is a source of intellectual capital for the University and contributes to the public welfare of the region, state, and nation.  

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Student Support

Student Services at Northwestern State University is comprised of Counseling Services, Career Planning and Placement, Health Services, Testing Services and Judicial Affairs.  

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