Tech Resources

computers

Art, Art History and Film students have access to a wide array of technological resources – hardware, software, and support – both within the department and elsewhere in the University.

Our Digital Media Classroom, Devlin 401F, seats 14 students at 27" iMac workstations.  Specialized software on the iMacs includes Adobe Creative Cloud applications, AVID, Izotope and Rhino.  Additional hardware includes several scanners, printers, and digitizing tablets and headphones for each workstation.  Students enrolled in classes that meet in 401F have access to the room and its equipment during monitored hours outside of class periods.

Devlin 417 is a Digital Lab that is open 24/7 (with key code provided by instructor) to students currently enrolled in and working on a project for a departmental class.  The Lab is equipped with 4 iMac workstations; hardware includes an Epson Stylus Photo R3000 13"-wide color inkjet printer and an Epson Perfection 4990 Photo flatbed scanner.  Specialized software on these workstations includes Adobe Creative Cloud and Dragonframe.  A copystand, camera tripod and an LED light kit with stands are available to students who have been trained to use this equipment.  Monitors are present during certain scheduled hours to assist with printing and basic software issues.  The Digital Lab also houses "The Cage," our departmental lending library of equipment.  Once per week, students may sign out equipment for a one-week period to work on class projects.

Additional printers available for student use on the 4th floor of Devlin Hall include a wide-format color photographic ink jet printer and a Xerox Phaser tabloid printer.

There are iMac workstations in the Film Studies Classroom (Devlin 013).  Specialized software includes Adobe Premiere.  The classroom also houses its own lending library of film equipment, available for student check-out during specified hours, and is outfitted with a digital projection system.

The Photo Lab (Devlin 009) houses appropriate equipment for both analog and digital photographic processes, including iMac workstations with Adobe Creative Cloud applications, an Epson Perfection scanner and a number of Epson Stylus Pro printers capable of printing sizes from 17" to 44" wide.

There are other locations throughout the university available to students working on digital projects, most notably in the libraries.  O'Neill Library houses a Digital Studio that's open 24/7, and which has available a wide variety of hardware and software. The Library maintains a list of software available throughout their facilities, as well as printers and scanners and other hardware. There's also plenty of tech assistance available in the Library, and a walk-in Help Desk.

Additional information about tech resources available to Art Department students, including a list of the equipment available for loan from the Digital Lab "Cage" (requires BC sign-in credentials).