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 15 at 27" iMac workstations. Specialized software on the iMacs includes Creative Cloud applications. Additional hardware includes two Epson Perfection V330 Photo Scanners (8 1/2" x 11"); an Expression 11000XL Photo Scanner (12.2" x 17.2"); a Brother HL-L8250 CDN color laser printer; and a Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED slide scanner. 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 hosts 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 three iMac workstations. Specialized software on the workstations includes Creative Cloud and Dragonframe. Also in Devlin 417: an Epson Stylus Photo R3000 13"-wide color inkjet printer; an HP Designjet 500 42" printer; an Epson Perfection 4990 Photo flatbed scanner (8.5" x 11"); an HP LaserJet P4515x black-and-white printer (8.5" x 11"); two Canon Eos Rebel T3i cameras; and a light table. Special equipment available to students who have been trained to use it includes a copystand, camera tripod and a 2-light LED daylight light kit with stands. Monitors are present during certain scheduled hours to assist with special printing needs, help with basic software issues, or to check out items from "The Cage," our departmental lending library of equipment.

An Epson Stylus Pro 7890 wide-format (24") color photographic ink jet printer is also available in the department for students to use under the supervision of an instructor or trained monitor.

There are four 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 Creative Cloud applications, an Epson Perfection scanner, five Epson Stylus Pro 4000-series wide-format (17") printers, and an Epson Stylus Pro 9000-series printer that can handle paper up to 44" wide.

There are other locations throughout the university available to students to work on digital projects, most notably in the libraries. O'Neill houses a Digital Studio that's open 24/7 and has a 3D printer as well as lots of other exciting 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).