Housed in the Fine Arts Building, graphic design students have access to a range of digital design equipment in our Student Technology Centers, printing equipment in the Digital Printing Lab, and letterpress equipment in The Typography Studio.
Graphic Design Facilities
The Typography Studio
The Typography Studio is a letterpress printing facility. It is used to teach typographic terminology, history, and technology. The studio is a staple of the graphic design program and has been a part of the School of Art, Architecture and Design since the 1960s. There are a variety of resources for students to use, including Vandercook presses, abundant wood and metal fonts, a bookbinding press, a guillotine paper cutter, and a foil stamper.
B.F.A + M.F.A. studios
B.F.A. and M.F.A. graphic design students are provided their own individual work areas, with separate shared studio spaces. The M.F.A. studio is adjacent to The Typography Studio, and is a spacious shared space with a large table for collaborative work. M.F.A. students have their own desks, flat files, and metal storage cabinets. B.F.A. students have a large shared studio with their own desks and flat files. The studio is equipped with white boards for brainstorming and collaborative work.
Tools + equipment
- Cases of metal type (120)
- Cases of wood type (90)
- Vandercook SP-15 proof presses (3)
- Vandercook Universal III
- Vandercook 325G
- Anderson Vreeland Orbital X Platemaker
- Intimus electric paper cutter
Student Technology Centers
- Mac workstations and peripherals including scanners and printers (67)
- PC workstations and peripherals including scanners and printers (10)
- Adobe Creative Cloud software
Teaching support equipment
- HP plotter printer
- Epson inkjet printer
- Xante FilmMaker (for outputting film negatives)