Boston College and its Art, Art History and Film Department provide a wide range of services, facilities and resources that are available to students taking courses in the department's three programs.
The Art, Art History and Film Department's Office is located on the fourth floor of Devlin Hall, at the heart of Boston College's Chestnut Hill campus. Most departmental faculty offices can be found here as well. Two large painting studios take advantage of the natural light available on this top floor of the building. Other classroom spaces include an additional two large studios for drawing and other media, and a state-of-the-art digital media classroom. A digital lab in Devlin 417 is open to all students working on projects for Art Department classes. It's equipped with hardware and software to support creative projects, as well as a lending library of equipment that students can check out to use outside the lab. The fourth floor also houses the department's Visual Resources Center, with over 100,000 35-millimeter slides and an in-house collection of digital images of works of art.
Photography and Film classrooms and labs are on the ground floor of Devlin Hall. Ceramics courses meet across Beacon Street at the Connolly Carriage House, with ample space to work and an outdoor kiln. Senior Studio Art majors are also provided with their own work spaces across Beacon Street, in the Murray Carriage House.
The University's widely acclaimed art museum organizes and presents several exhibitions – and related programming – throughout the year. The Museum serves as a valuable resource for Art Department instructors and students, who not only benefit from studying the works in the museum, but also participate in the research and other activities involved in the mounting of scholarly museum exhibitions.
The Arts Council administers the Carney Gallery, an exhibition space available to members of the BC community. Students are encouraged to submit requests to provide programming for the gallery. The Arts Council's signature event, the annual Arts Festival, provides students an array of opportunities to participate in the planning and programming of a major arts event, as well as an exhibition space in which they can show their work.