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Studios, Labs, & Facilities

To support the school’s hands-on design philosophy, we have supervised and individual work spaces for you to use, including:

  •   Design studios with individual work spaces for each student, electrical systems for outlets at each desk, and areas for large or collaborative projects.
  •   Media Center in Fletcher 134 for theater performances, multimedia art performances, lecture classes, and work area for large design projects.
  •   Smart classrooms with multimedia podiums and equipment for DVD, videotape, and data projection. The rooms are fully networked.
  •   Woodshop in Fletcher 113 for student projects, available for extended hours. The shop includes traditional equipment and CNC equipment for working in wood, plastics, and basic metal operations. Equipment is organized into five levels based on individual abilities. Follow this link for more information on Level 1 Shop Training and to download the woodshop manual.
  •   Metal casting and forging workshop, with a plaster-casting area and plastics and molding workshop.
  •   Spray booth for spray painting while safely controlling the fumes.
  •   "Universal 600" laser cutter that cuts chipboard, cardboard, masonite, acrylic foam core, and card stock.
  •   3-D printer that prints out ABS plastic up to 8 in. by 8 in. by 12 in. with accuracy up to .01 inches.
  •   Photo documentation studio in room 110A/B for photographing student working, equipped with lighting and backdrops.
  •   Art studios, including ceramics studios and kilns, a photography studio with darkroom facilities, metalworking and jewelry studio, drawing and graphics studios, sculpture and painting studios, and an advertising design studio.
  •   Community Design Workshop office that houses computers and serves as a meeting facility for the workshop.
  •   Digital Media Resource Center, which serves as classrooms and labs during weekdays and an open lab during the evenings and weekends. It houses both Windows and iMac computers with current sorfware programs for 2D and 3D coursework and animation. There, you can also access digital video cameras, DVD projectors, video editing software and hardware, slide and flatbed scanners, and a large format printer.

Exhibition Spaces

  •   Dean's Gallery and Conference Room, a 650-square-foot space used for faculty and student exhibits throughout the year.
  •   Fletcher Hall Gallery, 4,500-square-foot area of dedicated gallery space with rotating exhibitions from the SOAD and Visual Arts Programs.
  •   Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, a state-of-the-art facility that showcases annual senior and thesis exhibits along with its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.