With recently renovated, expanded, and extremely well-equipped 2-D and 3-D studios, students engage in their creative pursuits long after classes have ended with card-swipe access to facilities. Upper-level students enjoy spacious, semi-private studio spaces that allow for expanded exploration in material and scale. And when not working, impromptu critique sessions and shared meals often take place in multiple studio art lounge areas.
The recently renovated Carnegie Center for the Visual Arts is the hub of the program. The former historic Carnegie Library houses the Department of Art, Design, and Theatre offices as well as providing large, open, light-filled studios for drawing, painting, and design. The building also accommodates individual studio space for upper-level students.
Alford 3-D Design Studio
Completely renovated in 2013, the Alford 3-D Design Studio houses generous workspace for all levels of sculpture, ceramics, and printmaking. Significant investment from the University has created a top-of-the-line woodworking shop, materials and equipment for metal sculpture and welding, as well as tools for reductive stone carving. The ceramics studio houses 15 potter’s wheels as well as space and equipment for hand-built pottery, glazing, and firing. The printmaking studio houses equipment for relief, intaglio, and lithography processes.
Jeremiah Hall serves as a temporary home to studios for the digital photography classes. While much of the student’s work is completed in the Mac labs in the Tyler Digital Communication Center, Jeremiah Hall provides portrait and still photography labs and is available for documenting art work and setting up photo references for subjects.