Graduate studios and labs are located in the Nesin Graduate School at 477 South Main. Located within are two computer labs in addition to a separate digital and analog audiovisual lab for video editing and motion graphics. Three gallery spaces are used throughout the year to exhibit graduate student work, including a separate space that accommodates installation work. All MFA candidates are provided 24 hours access to studios in the Nesin Graduate School for the duration of their candidacy.
Graduate students have access to the undergraduate facilities in Rust Hall.
• MCA’s shop has 4,400 square feet with machines for woodworking, metalworking, plastic molding, mat cutting, glass cutting, and stretcher and frame construction.
• MCA’s sculpture studios provide space and equipment for work in Metals (large scale, welding, foundry, forge, and small metals), plaster, Ceramics (nine wheels, a space for hand-building and glazing and a semi-enclosed firing room, Fiber arts/surface design (dye room, washer/dryer, range tops, refrigerators and sewing machines.
• Printmaking (facilities for lithography, etching, serigraphy and other print processes including 3 Etching presses and 2 litho presses), papermaking (beaters, a 36-square-foot vacuum table, a hydraulic press and a larger hydraulic pulper), and book arts (three letterpresses and a bindery). All studios provide easy interaction between these related media.
• Photo Lab facilities include 10 workstations equipped with Omega large-format enlargers and 12 workstations equipped with Beseler medium-format enlargers. Color printing is accomplished with a large format archival Epson printer with professional color management software.
• Digital imaging labs have standard Adobe Creative Suite software, digital cameras, slide and transparency scanners, and flatbed scanners.
• A lighting studio houses electronic strobe equipment, backgrounds, and medium and large format cameras. Also available are facilities for non-silver alternative photo processes.