The Parren J. Mitchell Art / Sociology building is our home, in it you'll find galleries, labs, studios and shops of all manner. Light-filled painting studios, private art studios for our MFA and Honors students, industrial-scale sculpture shops, high-tech media labs, and digital fabrication facilities, we have the tools and spaces to allow you to work and create across all media. Check out our facilities and studios in the links below.
View our studios, shops, galleries, and labs below:
Our two painting studios are spacious and filled with natural light, check them out by panning around the immersive panorama below:
Our drawing and 2-D design studios are on the second floor of the building - here we offer courses in introductory design concepts, drawing, figure drawing, and advanced level drawing courses. Have a look around below:
From relief printing to screen-print, to large-scale digital processes, our Print-Media Studio gives students access to a variety of tools including access to a Mimaki 8'x4' large-scale digital printer. View the studio below:
Our media lab has everything you need to create next generation artwork in emerging fields such as AR/VR, creative coding, 3-D modeling, real-time graphics, and Audio/Visual production. The 1,500 sq. ft media lab is spacious with high ceilings and natural light. Bring your laptop and work with your classmates at the communal table, or use our workstations. Use the 3-D printers to bring digital objects into the world, use the laser engraver or vinyl cutter to output your designs in a multitude of formats. In addition, the media lab adjoins a wired, black-box exhibition and installation space which is set up for large-scale video projection, rich audio, and interactivity. Have a look:
The Graphic Design Studio is on the 2nd floor of the Parren J. Mitchell Art Sociology Building. Here, communal tables allow for easy collaboration, and various media resources such as graphics laptops and color printing are available for the use of students in the Graphic Design Concentration.
Our sculpture facilities span over 3,000 sq. ft. on the first floor of the Art / Sociology building. We have facilities to work in metal-casting (steel, bronze, aluminum), metal fabrication, and wood or mixed-media. Students have access to all the tools they'll need to create, manipulate and finish their sculptural projects. Here are some views of our steel, metal-casting, and wood shops:
In addition to the media lab with its laser engraver/cutter and 3-D printers, we offer students access to large-format CNC facilities - a CNC router to cut and carve wood, metal, and other materials, along with a CNC plasma cutter for fabricating complex forms from steel and aluminum. Take a look:
Students in our Master's of Fine Arts program are given their own private studio. These studios are each approximately 300 sq. ft and filled with natural light. Here are views of a few of those studios.
The Herman Marril gallery is our student-run exhibition space. During the course of the year, it hosts a number of exhibitions including our graduating senior and graduating Honors Program exhibitions. Students are given the opportunity not only to show work here, but also to be involved in its operation, and to curate shows as well.