Art Department Facilities
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.
- A Ceramics glaze formulation studio, a kiln room and a small plaster studio.
- A large group black/white darkroom, a color darkroom and processing lab, private dark-rooms and a mounting/finishing area. Equipment includes Beseler and Omega enlargers, a Colenta color processor, Cambo view cameras, Mamiya medium format cameras, and Speedotron studio flash systems. A newly developed digital photo lab is in progress. The David and Lenore Levy Collection of Photography is available for student and faculty study.
- A Printmaking studio equipped with a Charles Brand Etching and Lithography press, an English Etching Press, a large format One-Arm Squeegee Silk-screen Table and Flip-top exposure Unit. Computers are available for digital design and output onto large-scale film.
- A sculpture studio occupying two adjoining rooms. One half contains a wood working shop with major tools such as table saw, jointer, band saws, sanding machines, routers, drill presses, various hand tools, power tools and worktables.
The second half houses a small welding area with welding booths, MIG welders and plasma cutters as well as a portable and wall mounted exhaust systems. This room also has various metal work equipment, band saws hand tools, and power tools as well as workspace.
- A Digital Output Center will be launched in Spring 2008; this center will provide several computers for imaging and video editing. Print facilities will be available for large-format output and color letter/tabloid prints. Film and flatbed scanning will also be available.