The Art Department is located in Compton/Goethals Hall on the North Campus. Our facilities include studios, multimedia labs, and classrooms.
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 and Multimedia program occupies a suite of networked computer labs and classrooms equipped with current hardware and software. Students have access to tools for image capture, design, high quality printing, multimedia creation, and web publishing. The facilities have been designed to provide a professional working environment for projects in design and multimedia: students are offered access to the lab over 60 hours per week. Partnerships with the leading graphics software developers provide support and vital industry input.
The electronic design studio incorporates four computer labs: two general purpose labs, a lab for interactive multimedia, Web, video and 3D, and a multi-purpose lab for thesis projects and video production.
It also houses a print, imaging and digital photo output center (the “DOC” or Digital Output Center in CG206) and a design studio classroom, facilitating interaction between traditional and digital design production.
With an open studio policy for currently enrolled students, the lab is available over 60 hrs./wk. under the supervision of the lab manager, faculty and lab assistants. This facility mirrors the real-world graphics environments found in industry and the arts in order to better prepare students for positions in the field.