Design Studio

The Design Studio, home for the design/technology program, is a classroom, a drafting studio, and a computer lab. The studio features:

  • A blue line machine for traditional blueprint reproduction as well as a large format plotter for printing of CAD drawings. Students can use either a PC or a Macintosh for CAD and graphics work while in the studio, or they can log on to the wireless network with their own laptops to access the printer, plotter or scanner which are available. Students work in the studio in a classroom setting or independently on class or production projects with design faculty close at hand.

Graphics Lab

The theatre department shares a 25-station Macintosh graphics lab with the art department's graphic art program. The lab features:

  • 25 Macintosh G5 workstations, slide scanners, flatbed scanners, laser printers and a 42 inch large format color printer. All are networked together. Major graphics software packages are represented on the machines.

Acting Studios

The department of theatre has two state-of-the-art acting studios. The larger studio is approximately 40 feet by 50 feet and the second studio is approximately 34 feet by 40 feet. Each studio features:

  • Sprung wood floors, mirrors, ballet barres, a piano, and wireless internet access.
  • Spaces used for classes as well as rehearsals for the department's productions.

The department also has a studio devoted to the acting for the camera concentration. It has mobile lighting, an active stage area for three cameras, TV monitor, and a dual-editing box.

Light Lab

The Black Box Theatre houses the department's light lab. The light lab features:

  • An intelligent lighting package including five MAC 500's, five MAC 600's, and two MAC 2000 Profiles. The department earned the package by being the recipients of the 2002 Intelligent Technology Grant from Martin Professional.
  • Two MAC 2000 Profiles, two MAC 2000 washes, four Studio Spots, four Studio Colors, a DL1 projector, a High End Catalyst Media Server, and the Grand MA Lighting Console.

With the flexibility of a stretch wire grid and an enhanced power supply, the Black Box is the ideal environment for experimenting with advanced lighting control.