Dillard University

Introduction

Since1869, Dillard University has been committed to providing students with a quality four-year liberal arts education. Dillard is a fully accredited private, historically black university. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dillard among the nation’s Top 10 HBCUs, based on comprehensive undergraduate studies. Dillard also was awarded a Top 10 Ranking in 2010 for liberal arts schools in the social mobility category by Washington Monthly.

The cornerstone of New Orleans’s Gentilly Community, the university sits on a beautiful and serene 55-acre campus, replete with signature live oak trees and a mixture of historic buildings and modern facilities.

Dillard students go on to some of the best graduate schools in the world. Dillard currently has alumni studying at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Johns Hopkins and the London School of Economics, among others. Dillard University is also the only university in the United States that is a partner in the Melton Foundation. Dillard students who become Melton Fellows participate in intercultural training, leadership development, and global education through symposia, travel, online activities, project grants, and social service. Host countries include China, Chile, Germany, India and the United States.

Dillard Highlights:

  • In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Dillard completely restored and refurbished 32 campus buildings and three off-campus residential complexes, and built two new LEED®* registered (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings: the Professional Schools and Sciences Building, and the Student Union and Health & Wellness Center.
  • In 2010, Dillard entered a partnership with the New Orleans Recovery School District for a new teacher education program that may revolutionize teacher education in New Orleans and, perhaps, serve as a model for programs across the country.
  • Dillard's physics program has acquired a $1.8 million pulse laser system that allows students to perform graduate level research.
  • Dillard’s highly acclaimed nursing program was the first of its kind in Louisiana.
  • Dillard offers 22 academic majors across seven departments and schools.
  • Dillard’s student-faculty ratio is 11 to one.
  • Dillard University boasts one of the few Student Success divisions in the nation, a model that focuses on recruitment, retention and support of undergraduates.

Graduates of Dillard represent a wide range of highly successful global leaders in fields ranging from medicine and law, to higher education and international business, to arts and entertainment.

Mission and Vision

Dillard University's mission is to produce graduates who excel, become world leaders, are broadly educated, culturally aware, and concerned with improving the human condition. Through a highly personalized and learning-centered approach, Dillard's students are able to meet the competitive demands of a diverse, global and technologically advanced society.

Dillard University’s Strategic Pillars

  • Dillard University will be a premier private undergraduate university in the region and in the world of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • Dillard University will expand selectively into graduate studies, building on its best programs that represent future projections of workforce needs.
  • Dillard University will increase and enhance its commitment to and production of quality, useful research.
  • Dillard University will infuse globalization into its curriculum so that it expands its reach to other languages, cultures and countries.
  • Dillard University will demonstrate commitment to all students’ success.
  • Dillard University will develop student leadership training and enriched educational opportunities outside of the classroom to offer a balanced environment as part of the college experience.
  • Dillard University will continue to attract and graduate talented African American students, while welcoming those from a diverse background who can benefit from the unique experience we offer.
  • Dillard University will demonstrate commitment to technology as subject matter, a teaching tool and the underpinnings of internal systems that are efficient, reliable and cost-effective.
  • Dillard University will show fiscal integrity, with systems of financial and professional accountability and stability.
  • Dillard University will be engaged in the revitalization of its home, New Orleans.
  • Dillard University will develop and promulgate practices relative to the greening of its campus and the promotion of environmental sustainability.
  • Dillard University will develop a Gulf Coast Public Policy Center.
This school offers programs in:
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BSc in Biology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in Biology is to provide a broad background in Biology with sufficient flexibility to satisfy a wide variety of individual interests and career objectives. [+]

Mission The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in Biology is to provide a broad background in Biology with sufficient flexibility to satisfy a wide variety of individual interests and career objectives. This is accomplished through a combination of required courses and electives. The curriculum prepares students for entry level employment in biological related fields, for independent study and research through interaction with scholars and experts in their discipline, and for entry into medical, dental, pharmacy, and graduate schools. Student Learning Outcomes Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of basic biological principles and concepts. Evaluate and synthesize information, hypotheses and theories in major areas of biology. Create and organize original research focused on biological and other related scientific topics. Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Biology Complete a total of 123 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

BSc in Chemistry

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The mission of the program in chemistry is to enable graduates to enter professional practice as a chemist in the areas of research, development, production, sales consulting and management, or to enter graduate or professional programs leading to advanced degrees in the following broad fields of specialization: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, or physical chemistry. [+]

Mission The mission of the program in chemistry is to enable graduates to enter professional practice as a chemist in the areas of research, development, production, sales consulting and management, or to enter graduate or professional programs leading to advanced degrees in the following broad fields of specialization: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, or physical chemistry. The judicious use of electives enables students to meet admission requirements to enter health profession schools. The Chemistry program, through a highly personalized and learning-centered approach, provides students with a basic and broad understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry with progression to advanced concepts and instrumental methods. The Chemistry program educates and prepares chemistry majors for employment, graduate school, and/or professional school. To this end, the program has established the following objectives. Provide a basic understanding of chemical fundamentals in general, analytical, and organic chemistry as well as an introduction to advanced concepts in biochemistry and physical chemistry. Introduce students to basic laboratory safety, ethics, techniques and research methodologies and instrumentation associated with chemistry. Prepare students for admission to graduate and professional schools and/or for employment in chemistry or related professions. Offer courses in six interrelated chemistry sub-disciplines approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS): General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physical Chemistry. Maintain a curriculum aligned with the standards recommended by the American Chemical Society Committee on Professional Training (CPT) and provide co- and prerequisite knowledge and skills for progression toward upper level courses. Student Learning Outcomes Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills in courses offered in the major and skills related to the chemistry profession. Demonstrate competence in using various techniques and equipment following the proper experimental procedure and ability to produce analyze, and draw conclusions from laboratory data and write a complete report. Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Complete a total of 123 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

BSc in Computer Science

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The mission of the program in Computer Science is to provide students with knowledge of the design, modeling, analysis, and applications of computerrelated systems. The program provides education at the undergraduate level necessary to understand, design, implement, and use the software and hardware of digital computers. It provides comprehensive and strongly related studies of subjects in computer system architecture, computer network modeling and analysis, programming languages and systems, artificial intelligence, computer science theory, database management systems, systems analysis and design, web site design and development, and scientific computing. [+]

Mission The mission of the program in Computer Science is to provide students with knowledge of the design, modeling, analysis, and applications of computerrelated systems. The program provides education at the undergraduate level necessary to understand, design, implement, and use the software and hardware of digital computers. It provides comprehensive and strongly related studies of subjects in computer system architecture, computer network modeling and analysis, programming languages and systems, artificial intelligence, computer science theory, database management systems, systems analysis and design, web site design and development, and scientific computing. The Computer Science program seeks to provide its majors with a deep knowledge of the core principles of computer science skills necessary to use computers to solve real-world problems, and experiences in implementing solutions with modern computing tools. The program prepares students for graduate school or for entry-level positions in the computer related job markets. Prepare students for computer related jobs in private, public or governmental sectors of the global marketplace. Prepare students for placement in advanced training in specialized computer related areas. Support the computing needs of students in non-computer science fields of study. Student Learning Outcomes Understand and apply the principles of computer science. Apply theoretical knowledge and analytical skills in problem solving. Demonstrate proficiency in data structures, algorithm design and research methodologies. Demonstrate knowledge of elements of computer hardware, architecture, software, programming languages, operating systems, data communications, database management, and systems analysis and design. Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Complete a total of 123 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

BSc in Mathematics and Actuarial Science

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The Bachelor of Science program in Mathematics and Actuarial Science, seeks to aid students in developing proficiency in logic, critical and analytical thinking and a comprehensive knowledge of mathematical principles and concepts, and offers a combination of required courses and electives that provide a broad background with sufficient flexibility to satisfy a wide variety of individual interests and career objectives. [+]

Mission The Bachelor of Science program in Mathematics and Actuarial Science, seeks to aid students in developing proficiency in logic, critical and analytical thinking and a comprehensive knowledge of mathematical principles and concepts, and offers a combination of required courses and electives that provide a broad background with sufficient flexibility to satisfy a wide variety of individual interests and career objectives. The curriculum in mathematics prepares students for employment in private industries and government and for admission to graduate school in mathematics and actuarial sciences, statistics, computer sciences and allied fields. Student Learning Outcomes Display basic skills and solid foundation in mathematics. Apply mathematical principles with technology to a multicultural, global and technological society. Use high-level critical thinking skills of analysis, synthesis and evaluation to solve problems in their disciplines and in research. Apply for advanced degrees in mathematics at professional and graduate schools. Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Actuarial Science Complete a total of 121 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

BSc in Physics

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The mission of the Bachelor of Science Degree program in Physics is to offer traditional preparation of students for opportunities in graduate study, research, pre-engineering, and employment. There are two concentrations in the Physics degree program: Medical Physics and Pre-Engineering. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation and training opportunities in interdisciplinary research areas such as: Chemical Physics, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Material Science, Optics & Lasers and Engineering. [+]

Mission The mission of the Bachelor of Science Degree program in Physics is to offer traditional preparation of students for opportunities in graduate study, research, pre-engineering, and employment. There are two concentrations in the Physics degree program: Medical Physics and Pre-Engineering. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation and training opportunities in interdisciplinary research areas such as: Chemical Physics, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Material Science, Optics & Lasers and Engineering. The Physics program offers several options for obtaining a dual degree (BS/BE). Students may earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering by completing the three-year curriculum at Dillard University and one of the two-year curriculums at the host institution: Columbia University (BS/BE) Georgia Institute of Technology (BS/BE) Tulane University (BS/BE) University of New Orleans (BS/BE) Student Learning Outcomes Demonstrate preparedness for graduate study and/or entry-level employment. Effectively matriculate in 3-2 Pre-Engineering and Medical Physics program. Demonstrate preparedness for independent study and research through interaction with scholars and experts in their disciplines. Acquire experience through hands-on-training on major research equipment available in program. Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Physics Complete a total of 128 credit hours of coursework for graduation. Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Physics - Medical Physics Complete a total of 128 credit hours of coursework for graduation. Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Physics – Pre-Engineering Complete a total of 137 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

BSc in Urban Studies and Public Policy

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The major in urban studies and public policy is designed to prepare students for careers in public service or private corporations involved in public issues. Career paths include government, law, city planning, non-profit management and public policy analysis. The curriculum explores urban issues in real estate development, transportation, land use and housing that focuses on finding solutions to inner-city problems such as unemployment, poverty and crime. [+]

Mission The major in urban studies and public policy is designed to prepare students for careers in public service or private corporations involved in public issues. Career paths include government, law, city planning, non-profit management and public policy analysis. The curriculum explores urban issues in real estate development, transportation, land use and housing that focuses on finding solutions to inner-city problems such as unemployment, poverty and crime. Student Learning Outcomes Understand the relationship between the urban environment and human behavior. Identify the causes and effect of urban problems. Quantify the costs and benefits of public programs in order to conduct rational policy analysis. Propose practical solutions to social problems. Communicate complex policy issues in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing. Influence the political process by explaining policy solutions to both public officials and the general public. Programs/Opportunities Students are offered the opportunity to gain practical experience in community affairs by working with: Dillard University Community Development Corporation (CDC). The Dillard CDC - a non-profit corporation involved in urban revitalization by offering city planning services to the community, as well as offering homebuyertraining and financial assistance to residents interested in purchasing or renovating homes in the Dillard neighborhood. Exceptional students are encouraged to participate in one of the joint master’s degree programs offered by the Department of Urban Studies and Public Policy. Three/two (3/2) programs are available with: New School University - Master of Arts Urban Policy Analysis and Management University of New Orleans - Master of Urban and Regional Planning or Master of Science in Urban Studies Requirements for Bachelor of Science Urban Studies and Public Policy Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation. Requirements for Bachelor of Science Urban Studies and Public Policy – 3/2 Program Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

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BA in Criminal Justice

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The Criminal Justice program is guided by the University’s mission to unite with the community through scholarship, teaching, civic engagement and service with a firm commitment to improve the human condition. [+]

Mission The Criminal Justice program is guided by the University’s mission to unite with the community through scholarship, teaching, civic engagement and service with a firm commitment to improve the human condition. Consistent with this mission, the Criminal Justice program provides students with a thorough understanding of how the criminal justice system works and its impact on American citizens. Students gain an understanding of the role of the police, courts and corrections in our criminal justice system while understanding that their moral obligation is to assist in improving the human condition. In addition to learning the intricacies of the criminal justice system, the curriculum prepares students to enter and successfully complete graduate and professional school programs. Student Learning Outcomes Demonstrate an understanding of the major criminological theories and their implications for social policy. Articulate the structure and function of the criminal justice system. Analyze statistical data on crime and incarceration rates in the U.S. Demonstrate effective communication skills. Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

BA in English

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The English Program is committed to producing students proficient in oral and written communication and critical thinking skills inherent in the study of language and literature within cultural, historical, literary, psychological, and sociological contexts, thereby serving the practical needs of its students in the academy and for life, on local and global levels. [+]

Mission The English Program is committed to producing students proficient in oral and written communication and critical thinking skills inherent in the study of language and literature within cultural, historical, literary, psychological, and sociological contexts, thereby serving the practical needs of its students in the academy and for life, on local and global levels. Like the university’s overall mission, the award-winning faculty is dedicated to helping students “hone their capacities to think analytically, critically, and creatively” by engaging in research that contributes to the fields of language and literary studies and which will prepare them for exciting, challenging, and rewarding professions, such as teaching, law, writing, publishing, public relations, communications, business, and more. Student Learning Outcomes Develop competence in spoken and written English. Gain an awareness of the historical, political, social and psychological context of literary texts. Demonstrate skills in close reading interpretation, critical thinking analysis, and evaluation of a variety of oral, visual, and written texts. Use a variety of technology and information resources to gather and synthesize information and to produce and communicate knowledge. Programs/Opportunities Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society Student Public Readings The Dillard Review (a journal of arts and letters) Tom Dent Literary Festival (a literary program of the New Orleans Public Library and the African American Resources Center) Requirement for Bachelor of Arts in English Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

BA in Film

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The Film program provides rigorous training in a liberal arts setting for future film professionals - writers, directors, producers, designers, teachers and related film practitioners. [+]

Mission The Film program provides rigorous training in a liberal arts setting for future film professionals - writers, directors, producers, designers, teachers and related film practitioners. The hands-on Film program emphasizes the holistic combination of film studies and film production, including strong writing, speaking and critical thinking skills. Scholarly and creative context are offered for the liberal arts student, as well as the student seeking intensive preparation for advanced study in film. Students have the opportunity to work on Hollywood studio features, large independent film productions and create their own award-winning short films. Students are prepared for graduate school opportunities in areas such as writing, directing, producing, design/technology, production management and education. Student Learning Outcomes Prepare for careers in the entertainment industry based on knowledge acquired through participation in performances, workshops, guest artist residencies and national film competitions. Demonstrate an appreciation of the arts through exposure to various research perspectives – historical, critical and behavioral. Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of African American heritage through the study of classic and modern film. Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Film Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

BA in Mass Communication

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The mission of the Mass Communication program is to prepare students to be proficient in communicating information and ideas through the utilization of media, to be qualified to hold positions in mass communication, and to gain admission to graduate and professional schools. [+]

Mission The mission of the Mass Communication program is to prepare students to be proficient in communicating information and ideas through the utilization of media, to be qualified to hold positions in mass communication, and to gain admission to graduate and professional schools. Students ready themselves to meet the needs and demands of specific sectors of mass media by selecting options in Multimedia Journalism or Public Relations. Course requirements emphasize the development of strong writing skills, critical thinking, and research skills as well as proficiency in mass media principles and practices. Students majoring in Mass Communication have the opportunity to work on the Courtbouillon student newspaper; with DU-TV, Dillard University Television; WDUB online radio; and in recording studios. Student Learning Outcomes Demonstrate competence in written and oral communication. Demonstrate competence in undergraduate research. Demonstrate competence in ethical and analytical decisionmaking in ways that contribute to community improvement and the student’s own leadership development. Understand and apply news values in the construction of news and/or public relations deliverables. Use technology effectively in the delivery of news and public relations efforts. Demonstrate proficiency in mass communication skills through the development of an electronic portfolio. Understand how to function effectively in a global society. Be prepared for employment or graduate or professional studies. Programs/Opportunities The Courtbouillon (University student newspaper) Dillard University Recording Studios Dillard University Television (DUTV) Worldwide Dillard University Broadcasting (WDUB Radio) Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication – Multimedia Journalism Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation. Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication – Public Relations Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

BA in Music

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The curriculum in Music equips students with a solid musical foundation, as well as skills and knowledge necessary to enter graduate school and professional programs. Students will be prepared for a career in entertainment industries, professional careers in church music ministry, and music performance. [+]

Mission The curriculum in Music equips students with a solid musical foundation, as well as skills and knowledge necessary to enter graduate school and professional programs. Students will be prepared for a career in entertainment industries, professional careers in church music ministry, and music performance. The program offers a learning-centered approach in two concentrations, Music Industry and Voice Performance, which allows graduates to excel in their professions. Music majors have the opportunity to perform on campus, to be a part of the renowned Dillard University Choir, collaborate with the Theatre Department and work in partnership with churches in the community and around the country. Student Learning Outcomes Undertake entrepreneurial ventures in music, art and entertainment industries. Demonstrate preparedness for graduate study in music and function effectively in a global society. Demonstrate competence in ethical decision-making that contributes to community improvement and to the students’ own leadership development. Demonstrate competent analytical decision-making and undergraduate research, and use of technologies in music art and entertainment industries. Programs/Opportunities Jazz Band University Concert Choir Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Music - Voice Performance Complete a total of 124 credit hours of coursework for graduation. Voice Performance majors must: Perform at least one Midday Recital program each semester of enrollment. Attendance at all departmental recitals is mandatory. Attend studio classes as scheduled throughout the semester by the applied instructor. Participate in a recital during the junior year (MUS 300). Enroll in MUS 400 and present a one-hour recital during the senior year. This recital is the exit examination for the degree program. The recital must be performed on the principal instrument of study. Present a junior and senior recital. Participate in an ensemble each term of enrollment for a total of 8 semesters. [-]

BA in Political Science

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The Political Science program provides instruction for students interested in a wide variety of careers in political science such as teaching law, international relations, public affairs and civil service. [+]

Mission The Political Science program provides instruction for students interested in a wide variety of careers in political science such as teaching law, international relations, public affairs and civil service. The program provides a thorough knowledge of political science theory, methodology, quantitative reasoning, and computer research skills necessary to meet the competitive demands of graduate and professional study. Students achieve a high level of oral and written communication skills and have opportunities to gain work experience through a variety of internship programs. Student Learning Outcomes Demonstrate knowledge of the structures, powers and procedures of the United States federal and state government and foreign governments. Use critical thinking and analytical skills when assessing contemporary political questions, Demonstrate the ability to examine and evaluate information to solve contemporary social problems. Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Complete a total of 122 credit hours of course work for graduation. [-]

BA in Psychology

Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The Psychology program is designed to offer a solid background in psychological science that will prepare students for graduate work in psychology and for entrance into the job market. [+]

Mission The Psychology program is designed to offer a solid background in psychological science that will prepare students for graduate work in psychology and for entrance into the job market. In addition to an extensive curriculum in traditional psychological studies, psychology students participate in clinical and research activities that give them practical experiences in the application of psychological principles. Students in psychology are required to complete two years of world language studies and demonstrate proficiency in writing, statistics, and research skills. Pscyhology students are also required to develop and conduct a research thesis, a field placement course which requires completion of a community based internship program, and other courses which prepare students for the academic demands of graduate school. Student Learning Outcomes Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the scientific and applied areas of psychology. Pursue acceptance into graduate and professional schoolsof psychology and related fields. Demonstrate proficiencies for undergraduate entry-level careers that require a background in the knowledge of psychology Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Complete a total of 120 credit hours of coursework for graduation. Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - 3/2 Program Dillard University and Western Michigan University have collaborated to offer a Psychology 3/2 Program. The program is designed to assist psychology students in completing their undergraduate degree in psychology and Master’s degree within 5 years of study. Psychology students must complete Dillard’s general studies and psychology curriculum prior to attending Western Michigan University. The program includes courses taken during the spring, fall and summer sessions. Complete a total of 138 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

BA in Social Work

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The Social Work program is designed to equip students with a thorough undergraduate knowledge of social work theories and concepts. It teaches majors the skills that will allow them to conduct sound social work research, and prepare them to meet the challenges of graduate school or the demands of the labor market upon graduation. [+]

Mission The Social Work program is designed to equip students with a thorough undergraduate knowledge of social work theories and concepts. It teaches majors the skills that will allow them to conduct sound social work research, and prepare them to meet the challenges of graduate school or the demands of the labor market upon graduation. The Social Work Curriculum also assists majors in developing and understanding their role in helping those in society who are in need of assistance. Student Learning Outcomes Demonstrate familiarity with the major social work theories and concepts. Demonstrate ability to use statistics to interpret data and verbalize their meanings using language germane to social work and the social sciences. Write research papers that will reflect a thorough understanding of social work theory and research methodology. Demonstrate communicative skills by presenting research to an audience of social sciences faculty members, students, and other disciplinary scholars. SOCIAL WORK LEARNING COMPETENCIES: GUIDED BY THE COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION (CSWE) The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards require that all social work students develop ten competencies. The ten (10) competencies are: Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly. Apply social work ethnical principles to guide professional practice. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments. Engage diversity and differences in practice. Advance human rights and social and economic justice. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services. Respond, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

BA in Theatre Arts

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The Theatre program mission is to provide rigorous, professional training in a liberal arts context for future actors, directors, designers, managers, teachers, scholars, and related theatre practitioners. The program is committed to the aesthetics of Black theatre, creating a globally aware artist while identifying, sharing, and perpetuating the highest standards possible. [+]

Mission The Theatre program mission is to provide rigorous, professional training in a liberal arts context for future actors, directors, designers, managers, teachers, scholars, and related theatre practitioners. The program is committed to the aesthetics of Black theatre, creating a globally aware artist while identifying, sharing, and perpetuating the highest standards possible. Student Learning Outcomes Analyze/Critique/Research plays for theatre productions. Act/Direct monologues/scenes/plays/theatre productions. Design/Operate technology and manage stage and theatre operations for theatre production. Recognize the interconnectedness of each of the production areas and how they must work in collaboration to create theatre. Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts – Performance Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation. Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts – Technology Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]

BA in Visual Arts

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA New Orleans

The mission of the Visual Arts Program is to prepare our students for rewarding careers in the visual arts through a dynamic visual arts curriculum and a comprehensive liberal arts education. [+]

Mission The mission of the Visual Arts Program is to prepare our students for rewarding careers in the visual arts through a dynamic visual arts curriculum and a comprehensive liberal arts education. The Visual Arts program provides individualized studio-arts training for the student who plans on becoming a practicing studio artist, curator, designer, photographer, art historian, or teacher. The program also prepares students to enter graduate programs in studio art, art history, museum studies, or art therapy. Student Learning Outcomes Demonstrate proficiency in major aspects, techniques and directions in chosen medium or media. Analyze works of art perceptively and valuate them critically by using a comprehensive knowledge of the history of art. Achieve highest level of technical ability in chosen media and its expressive possibilities. Exhibit and promote evidence of development of studio-art practices within the facilities of the art gallery and to have their artwork critiqued and discussed. Program/Opportunities Art Gallery The Dillard Review (a journal of arts and letters) Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation. [-]