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Loyola's upcoming Fall Open House launches three new degree programs

Loyola press release - November 12, 2014

Nearly 350 people are expected at Loyola University New Orleans’ Fall Open House Saturday, Nov. 15 that highlights the university’s three newest degree programs catering to the needs and interests of today’s students, including design, digital filmmaking, popular and commercial music. The open house, set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., is designed for college-bound students.

Those looking to “design their lives,” for instance, can learn about Loyola’s new Bachelor of Design degree—the only four-year program of its kind in the city. Students can also kickstart a career in the film industry in New Orleans, a city that’s becoming known as “Hollywood South” through Loyola’s new Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking. Loyola is also simultaneously launching another new degree program for prospective students—aBachelor of Science in Popular and Commercial Music that builds on the university’s longstanding success in music industry education.

Besides launching the university’s new degree opportunities, the open house also offers lagniappe—a little something extra that takes its cue from New Orleans, a city where musical roots run deep. All participants will receive free ear buds at the open house and have access to a special Spotify playlist made just for Loyola by Music Industry Studies senior Maeve Brophy.

The Fall Open House also includes a menu of hands-on sessions, allowing students a more personalized experience of areas of the university they are interested in, including individual college sessions that highlight the specific offerings in the university’s four academic colleges such as business, mass communication and the sciences. The full schedule is available online.

“Loyola’s Fall Open House allows students to choose their own experience. Participants decide which students and professors to speak with and what academic and student life facilities to visit,” said Roberta Kaskel, vice president for enrollment management at Loyola.

The open house will also showcase the Monroe Hall renovation, which began in 2012. Housing 40 percent of Loyola's classes, the renovated building will feature technology updates, improved classrooms and new and upgraded meeting spaces—even a rooftop greenhouse.