- Seminar/Meeting Room
- Faculty Studios
- Digital Tech
- Administrative Assistant/Program Office
- Digital and Video Art Wing
In addition to a seminar table, this adaptable space will have a conversation area furnished with a sofa and chairs as well as kitchen facilities. Thus, it will serve not only as a classroom but also as a location for department staff meetings, student presentations, and small meetings or informal receptions.
The studio art faculty will be united on the main floor of the new building in offices that will serve both their academic and artistic needs. Each professor will have a comfortable, private space to meet with students and colleagues as well as an area suitable for pursuing creative endeavors.
This space will be occupied by a technical assistant hired by the department to supervise and offer assistance to students using the digital and video art equipment during the evenings and weekends. This studio will provide enough space for the individual to store project materials, equipment, and works-in-progress.
An administrative assistant will occupy this space which serves as the hub of the studio art program. Adjacent to the office will be a supply store where students can purchase art materials for classes.
The emerging field of digital and video art, an area in which opportunities exist for exciting collaboration with the College's growing program in film production, will be housed in the expanded studios and classrooms that constitute the digital and video art wing. The use of digital tools will give students another way to explore aesthetic and conceptual practices in contemporary art. The modern, spacious rooms, with upgraded lighting and electrical and optical connections, will allow students to develop technical skills with a variety of computer tools, including still image and video editing programs. The new spaces will also promote experimentation with every type of digital medium and allow students working with traditional media, such as painting and drawing, to more easily add digital elements to their work.
Welcoming students and visitors to the building, the 982-square-foot lobby area will serve not only as a gathering place for students before classes taught in the digital classrooms, but also as an exhibit space to display works-in-progress and class projects. The flexibility of this space will allow for experimentation in exhibiting work beyond what a formal gallery would make possible. The prominent location of this exhibit hall will bring students and faculty even closer to the art-making experience and promote interdisciplinary collaborations.