The School of Art provides a number of spaces dedicated to electronic media, which includes equipment lending services, shared CFA Multi-Media Cluster, and shooting studios. All classrooms are equipped with projectors for presentations.
Classrooms & Media Spaces
CFA 3rd Floor
- Multimedia Presentation Room (CFA 303) – every effort is made to maintain the most up-to-date presentation equipment in this classroom, with the intention of providing an optimal space to view high-definition video in the widest range of formats.
- Chroma Key Studio (CFA 309) – this space is outfitted with dedicated lighting and backdrop material for chroma key (green screen / blue screen) video work. Usage is limited to members of the School of Art.
- ETB Classroom (CFA 310) – a clean space reserved for electronic media courses. Additionally, video projectors are installed in the Concept classroom, CFA 307 and the Drawing studio, CFA 313
CFA 4th floor
- ETB Undergraduate Studio (CFA 421) – accommodates 6 to 8 undergraduate students with a focus in Electronic Media, conveniently located directly above the CFA Multimedia Studio.
- MFA Computer Lab (DH B309) – exclusively for art graduate students, two 27” iMacs are provided with the latest versions of Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro, along with a scanner, digital video deck and laser printer.
- Digital Arts Studio (Print & Fabrication) (DH C308, C308A)
- Robotic Arts Studio & Digital Fabrication Lab (DH C316 & 316A) – this classroom has provisions such as electronics workbenches and soldering stations, and is used as a workspace for electronic media courses that focus on physical computing, robotic art, or other electronic constructions.
SOA Equipment Lending
The School of Art maintains a collection of electronic media equipment (including video cameras, tripods, lighting kits, and video projectors) that is available exclusively to Art faculty, staff, undergrad and graduate students. If you are not a member of the School of Art, or a student currently enrolled in an Art course, see "Equipment Lending" in the "CFA Multimedia Studio & Equipment Lending" section below.
Access to higher-end items may be limited to students who have received training in EMS courses or who have otherwise demonstrated the proficiency and responsibility required to properly utilize advanced-level equipment. See Bob Kollar in CFA 314 for specific details on what equipment is available.
SOA CHECK-OUT RULES :
• advanced reservations are strongly recommended
• 24 hour check-out period, or Friday to Monday
• $25 per day late fee will be assessed for each overdue item
• Extended loans can be arranged by consulting the Technical Manager before borrowing the equipment.
• Students will be billed for expenses related to loss or damage to equipment while it is checked out in their names.
For further information about the access and availability of the School’s equipment collection, contact Bob Kollar, Technical Manager, 412.268.5999, email@example.com
CFA Multimedia Studio & Equipment Lending
The CFA Multimedia Studio is a joint venture between Computing Services and the College of Fine Arts. It includes regularly updated and upgraded computers and other equipment for such tasks as sound and video editing or 3D Animation.
Located in the north wing on the 3rd floor of CFA, the Multimedia Studio serves an essential role in the ETB curriculum. Among the numerous public computer clusters across the University, the Multimedia Studio provides the most comprehensive range of hardware and software for producing electronic and time-based artwork. The CFA Multimedia Studio (CFA 317, 318, 321 and 323) is managed jointly by Computing Services and all five schools in the college.
- 24 hour checkout period, or by 5pm the following business day
- $25 per item per day is assessed for overdue equipment.
- Equipment may be reserved up to 1 week in advance.
- All reservations are made in person at the CCON office
The CFA Multimedia Studio’s equipment collection is maintained by Computing Services and is available to all members of the University. Lending equipment is housed in the CCON office, room CFA 322.
CCON CHECK-OUT RULES:
Access to high-end equipment is limited to faculty, grads, students enrolled in EMS II or higher-level art courses, or users who have completed a training workshop and demonstrated their ability to handle and operate the equipment properly. For more information on training workshops, visit the CCON office.
For further information about the access and availability of the School’s equipment collection, contact: Simran Koonjul, Multimedia Studio Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org.