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 Libraries provide invaluable resources (online, print and film) that support studies in the visual arts, including access to the image database ARTstor, subscriptions to streaming video services, and many digital collections with a focus on images. At the Bapst Art Library students will find friendly staff who will assist them in research projects, and a collection of over 50,000 volumes, as well as a quiet place to study and write. Bapst and the other Boston College libraries also serve as venues for a number of exhibition spaces for visual art shows. At O'Neill Library students will find hardware (including printers and scanners) and software supporting research and creative endeavors, as well as technology assistance such as the walk-in HELP desk. O'Neill Library also houses a 24-hour Digital Studio with resources for analyzing and creating digital media.
Nina Bogdanovsky is the Senior Research Librarian for Art and Film. Her office is in O'Neill Library, room 311, and she also has weekly office hours in Devlin Hall to more conveniently serve the needs of Art instructors and students.
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.