We are dedicated to providing a dynamic and competitive education in art, architecture, merchandising, and design; enriched by the resources of a world-class institution. Our facilities allow students and faculty to engage in collaborative, innovative, interdisciplinary work and to develop new ways to use art effectively in industries and exhibitions.
Studio Art spaces
The nine areas that make up studio arts have facilities that span the campus, encompassing 175,000 square feet in six buildings. Each studio area has ample studios, classrooms, workshops, and gallery spaces dedicated to its area practices and research. Equipped with the highest-quality tools and materials, our students confidently explore their crafts unbounded.
Our home in Kirkwood Hall
The School of Art, Architecture and Design houses apparel merchandising, interior design, and fashion design in the renovated Kirkwood Hall. In addition to existing fine arts facilities on campus, a new complex for ceramics, printing, and sculpture is slated for development on the site of the Painting Annex on 13th and Woodlawn.
Merchandising + design spaces
The newly renovated Kirkwood Hall is home to apparel merchandising, comprehensive design, interior design, and fashion design, with some shared space for studio art areas. The 1894 building in the Old Crescent is also home to a unique student technology center Kirkwood Hall 016, a collaborative cutting-edge technological, instructional, and study environment for students.
The space includes 20 Macs with a variety of development software tools, including a high-powered gaming computer system where students can experience virtual reality using Vive headgear. In addition, there are three collaborative breakout areas where students can brainstorm and work on projects through whiteboards, while connecting to flat panels using a wireless collaboration software called Mersive Solstice.