The Art Department's gallery space displays the work of undergraduates, graduate students, and professional artists. Approximately 2000 sq. ft. in size, the gallery accommodates two-and three-dimensional art.
Matriculated students in the M.F.A. Program are granted studios for 5 semesters. Graduate students who take longer than 5 semesters to complete their program must consider this and plan accordingly.
The facilities include a large open work area with 18 pottery wheels and a slab roller, extruder, a kiln room with five electric and two gas kilns. Various clay bodies are used for utilitarian, sculptural and architectural ceramics, with equal emphasis on clay's multicultural traditions, e.g., Egyptian paste, majolica, raku, etc.
Electronic Design and Multimedia
The electronic design studio incorporates three computer labs and two graphics workrooms which are organized around the studio classroom, facilitating interaction between traditional and computer graphics operations. The computer labs include: a multi-purpose lab for design, publishing and illustration; a multimedia lab for animation, 3D design, digital video, interactive multimedia and Web design; and a second multimedia lab which also incorporates a resource area for typesetting and design research. The electronic design studio is equipped with cutting-edge computers configured for design and multimedia and running the most current graphics and multimedia software. With an open studio policy for majors in the specialization, students make use of the lab over 60 hrs./wk. under the supervision of faculty and lab assistants. This facility mirrors the real-world graphics environments found in industry in order to better prepare students for positions in the field. Visit The Robinson Center Website to learn more about the B.F.A. Program
Painting and Drawing
The painting and drawing rooms are equipped with architectural-quality drafting tables and large easels. A studio area is set aside for work in encaustic and water-based media and for the study of painting methods, materials and techniques. Each studio has wall space for critiques and large-scale projects. Model platforms, mat cutters, props and tools for the construction of painting supports are available. At least one exhibition of student work is organized every year in the Art Department Gallery. In 2005-2006, the Painting and Drawing classroom in Compton-Goethals Hall is closed for renovation and classes are being held in alternate locations on campus.
The facility houses a large, group black/white darkroom, a color darkroom and processing lab, private darkrooms, a studio, a process camera room, and a mounting/finishing area. Equipment includes Beseler and Omega enlargers, a Colenta processor and a NuArc process camera. The David Levy Collection of contemporary photography is available for student and faculty use.
The studio is equipped for the teaching of intaglio, lithography, relief processes including woodcut and lino-cut, collagraph, carborundum aquatint, water-based silk-screen, photo- printmaking in etching, silkscreen and lithography and combinations of all the print media. There are three etching, one relief and two lithography presses, a 62" x 62" NuArc plate maker with a deep well blanket, plate cutter, large hot plate, aquatint box, large aluminum bed for lithographic plates, lithographic stones in a full range of sizes, queen size drying rack, numerous rollers of various durometers and dimensions, giant-size one-man squeegee for silk screen, hydrobooth and hydroblaster for silk screen and a large copy camera to facilitate the production of oversized images. The integration of equipment for photographic processes with conventional printmaking equipment allows for the full range of printmaking experiences.
Metal fabrication using mig welding, plasma cutting, plaster, stone, clay and wood carving, wood assemblage and construction are some of the techniques used to produce traditional and non-traditional three-dimensional art. Performance art and intermedia fabrications are designed and executed in an adjacent facility. A basic wood design shop with table saw, joiner, surfacer and band saws handles one of a kind and production furniture. In 2005-2006, the Sculpture and Wood Design classroom in Compton-Goethals Hall is closed for renovation and classes are being held in alternate locations on campus.
Audio visual library
Consisting of over 100,000 purchased and custom-made slides of works from prehistoric times to the present, the collection includes painting, sculpture and architecture of the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as ceramics, ivories, metalwork, manuscripts, printmaking, photography, textiles, interior design and comparative materials. A comprehensive project is underway to provide services to digitize images for use in the classroom. Resources for accessing images online are also available.
The Audio Visual Library provides a variety of services to the CCNY community. Information about photography (both analog and digital), seminar slide photography, technical support, equipment loans, and other services are available. At present both carousel projectors and digital projectors are available for course instruction and student presentations. Slide and digital projectors should be reserved at least one week in advance of use. Contact the Audio Visual Library Staff for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org