Students who are enrolled in the MFA in media arts and culture will be able to create and produce in various spaces belonging to the School of Film and Media Studies, including our new state-of-the-art building, the Center for Media, Film, and Theatre, which will open by the spring of 2018, just in time for our first graduate class! It will feature two computer labs, a digital photo/print lab, a sound stage, and a new media work/critique room.
In addition, students will have access to the new media program facilities in the Natural Sciences Building:
New Media Computer Lab
This lab contains 23 iMac student workstations loaded with software, including Adobe Creative Suite, Processing, Sublime text editor, Text Wrangler text editor, and Pure Data. The lab also includes a color printer.
New Media Print Lab
A highly specialized lab for high-end printing. It is equipped with a Macintosh workstation with an Eizo monitor, daylight-calibrated lighting, a magnetic wall surface for viewing prints, a GTI GraphicLite viewing box, an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 oversized printer, Epson Stylus Pro 4880 printer, and two Epson Stylus Photo R2880 printers on a cart that can be wheeled into classrooms for in-class use, a RotaTrim paper cutter, and a flatfile for storage.
New Media Fab Lab
The Fab Lab houses specialized rapid-prototyping and fabrication equipment and provides workspace for the construction of objects created with these technologies. Currently, there is an Epilog Laser Fusion laser cutter with a Windows-based PC for control, an Ultimaker 2 3-D printer with a Macintosh workstation for transferring 3-D models, a USCutter vinyl cutter, and an Inventables Carvey CNC router. The room has workbenches and counter space for preparation and construction of objects.
2 Walls Gallery is the new media program’s gallery space in the Natural Sciences Building and is used to install brief exhibitions related to new media courses.
The New Media Project Space is a multipurpose room in the Natural Sciences Building that is used for demonstrations, installations, performances, projections, photo/video shoots, etc.
The Passage Gallery, located across from the Performing Arts Center, is equipped with a freestanding Mila wall system, allowing a high degree of flexibility in the installations that can be accommodated. The gallery is designed to support media-based work with plentiful power and data outlets and Wi-Fi throughout the space.