Digital Labs

The Digital Labs of the School of Art ( consist of Mac-based facilities for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the School. Each area of graduate study has its own computer lab for graduate work, and there are computers available for all-school use as well. For general course use there is a computer classroom with attached scanners and networked printers.

Painting and printmaking students have an Epson printer set up for digital printing and transparencies for printmaking processes. Sculpture students have a full-color laser printer as well as video editing stations. Graphic design students can use Ricoh laser printers for proofs, smaller work, and books, and HP DesignJet wide-format printers and a Ricoh engineering plotter for poster production. Photography students have an Imacon scanner for digitally scanning negatives and Epson printers for digital photo printing. All-school facilities include Ricoh laser printing, HP DesignJet wide-format inkjet printing, and MakerBot 3-D printers.

The graduate facilities include 11 x 17 scanners and additional equipment based on the needs of the students in the department, including laser printers, PC computers, slide scanners, and a laser cutter.

Digital projectors, cameras, displays, audio recording, a black-box production studio, and other equipment are available for short-term loan during the academic year. All students who work in the digital labs are expected to have their own portable hard drive to store personal work.

All computer facilities are available to students twenty-four hours a day; departmental access is required for some labs. The labs are supported by digital technology team members and have individual student monitors as well.