Facilities and Equipment
The Department of Art maintains facilities in four separate buildings: The Studio Arts Building (SAB), the Fine Arts Center (FAC), and Clark Hall, where a number of graduate studios are located. The Department provides extensive facilities in Studio Arts: Foundations and Art Education classrooms, Mac and PC computer labs with large scanners, digital print center, studios in animation, analog and digital photography, printmaking, painting, drawing, wood, clay, metals and plaster, as well as a new CNC router and laser cutter. Shops and labs are maintained by highly trained technical staff.
Located in the basement of SAB, the equipment cage houses analog and digital cameras, tripods, audio equipment, etc., which students can borrow for a specified timeframe. The hours are posted on the door.
Graduate studios are located in the Studio Arts Building and Clark Hall. Studios are assigned to students based on material and space needs as well as seniority in the program.
Students must not alter existing architectural elements in the studios or public 'exhibition' spaces. Comprehensive clean-up is required before moving out of a studio. Non-UMass activities are not allowed on the property. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the buildings and UMass is a smoke-free campus.