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Prospective Art and Design Students

What We Offer

Student to Faculty Ratio: A 14:1 ratio campus-wide results in more student-faculty interaction inside and outside the classroom.

Mac Lab: Students will have permanent access to the Mac Lab with a University ID card and password. The Lab has state of the art facilities including the following

  • 19 networked Macs
  • Individual secure access to a public shared network to store and back up work
  • Professional production software for publication editing, design and desktop publishing courses
  • Scanners, 2 ink-jet printers, a color laser printer and an Epson large format printer
  • Idea Paint-boundless dry erase canvas
  • Remote Desktop Technology allows for hands on teaching and group screen projection for preliminary critiques without a need to print.

Photography and Videography Lab: Students will have access to the photo/video lab with a University ID card and password. The Lab has state of the art facilities including the following:

  • 2 Studio lighting packages ( one for onsite and one housed in the lab)
  • Numerous backdrops
  • Green screen technology
  • Ability to check out Canon Rebel T3 digital SLR cameras
  • Full functioning video/ production studio with state of the art equipment
  • Advanced interactive digital equipment

Additional Labs: There is an additional room with 4 computer stations dedicated to the newspaper and yearbook team in the Fine Arts Building. Two more PC labs on campus are equipped with the Adobe Creative Suite software as well as the University Library.

Multimedia and Broadcast Laboratories: Two fully-equipped digital color studios are present on campus that provide video editing suites, audio studios, computer graphics platforms, digital video effects, advanced interactive digital equipment, audio and video field equipment, a radio station and TV, green screen, studio lighting and backdrop space and kits.

Service Work: Opportunities exist to complete graphic design projects for real clients which may result in more practical experience as well as stronger professional networks, references, resumes and portfolios.

Electives Choices: Business, media production, media management, journalism, film, audio and video reporting and anchoring, publications, advertising, photography, illustration, painting, drawing and printmaking.

Internships: The department offers additional internship opportunities for students. Our faculty, which numbers over 100, hires many of our student designers.

Art Club: This is a way to be actively involved in the department. The club holds monthly meetings and numerous activities throughout the year including trips to museums and galleries. 

For more information please contact Lori Wright, associate professor and chair of the Department of Art and Design, or call (785) 833-4383.