Art + Design Facilities

The Art + Design Program provides well-equipped and up-to-date facilities for student use.

The Ceramics and Sculpture studios have facilities for hand building, wheel throwing, glaze formulation, clay modeling and plaster, and wood and metal fabrication. There are five electric kilns, a 64-cubic-foot gas-fired car-kiln, a gas-fired Raku kiln, a wood shop and a metal shop.

The Digital Arts studios house 45 Apple Macintosh workstations with a professional collection of industry standard software on each workstation. The fully networked digital labs include an XServe, ten scanners, six high-end imaging devices (both color laser and inkjet), digital video and still cameras, projectors, Wacom tablets, DVCAM and sound recording equipment.

The Drawing and Painting area offers two large studios with easels and work-tables, a small printmaking studio with three presses, and a Smartboard presentation room with an extensive digital image library.

The Photography studios have facilities for analog and digital photographic capture, processing, and output. The studios include a 20-station wet process black-and-white darkroom and a five-station, large format, black-and-white darkroom. The color printing suite accommodates negatives from 35mm to 8x10 inch and features a 42-inch Kreonite color “C” printer. There are two fully-equipped lighting studios and a spacious film processing lab. Students have access to a state-of-the-art computer lab for the study of digital photographic processes.

All of the studios have support staff and extensive open hours for creation of artwork outside of class time.

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