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DArt Design Studio

The Digital Arts Design Studio features a state of the art digital media lab offering students a wide variety of instructional space, tools, and equipment to work with.

The DArt Design Studio computer and peripheral labs are available 24 hours a day to the entire DArt community, and are primarily for student work and instructional purposes. Users have access to workstations equipped with the latest versions of digital video, desktop publishing, 3-D rendering, website authoring, animation, multimedia, graphic, and audio software. Workstations are equipped with various peripherals for scanning, film recording, CD/DVD authoring, and digital video editing.

In addition to general studio facilities, the studio offers a number of program-specific labs including: Large Format Printing, Physical Computing, Sound Recording, and Rapid Prototyping.


Visual Arts Building

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24/7 Student Access

Studio Resources

Hardware + Software


  • 10 Large format scanners
  • 2 Film and slide scanners
  • 1 Digital film/slide burner
  • 2 Large format color ink-jet plotters
  • 3 Medium format color ink-jet printers
  • 3 Black and white laser printers
  • 6 Mini DV decks
  • 1 MDX CNC milling machine and 3D scanner
  • 1 Stratasys rapid prototyping machine

Software packages include:

  • Ableton Live
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (inclusive)
  • Apple Logic
  • Arduino
  • Audacity
  • Autodesk Suite (inclusive of AutoCAD and Maya)
  • Blender
  • Cinema 4d
  • Dragonframe
  • GameMaker
  • Isadora
  • Processing
  • PureData
  • Raspberry Pi/Raspbian OS
  • Rhino3D
  • SketchUp
  • Substance Painter
  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Toon Boom Storyboard
  • Unity
  • Xcode (Swift)
Student's hand gripping a 3d printing pen to 'draw' a physical sculpture.