Facilites

Most of the Department studios and labs are housed in the Center for the Arts and Bay Hall. The DOA+D maintains up-to-date classrooms, including computer labs for graphic design and photography and well-equipped studios for ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

The Center for the Arts also houses the Weil Gallery, featuring the work of local, regional, national, and internationally known artists as well as the student exhibitions and art faculty shows.

Sculpture Student
Sculpture Student

Ceramics

The ceramics department is well equipped with a variety of Brent Shimpo Skutt and Lockerbie wheels. There is also a Leach Treadle, and powerful variable speed electric reportedly welded by Peter Voulkos.

We have a semi-enclosed kiln yard with two Skutt electrics, A cone 10 electric Naberthem brand kiln, an Alpine downdraft, Olsen updraft and soda kiln. There is also raku and test kilns.

We mix our own clay and glazes with a Soldner mixer and Bluebird pugmill and have a variety of small equipment, and a well stocked chemical inventory.

The ceramics lab is adjacent to the sculpture studio and wood shop.

Example
Example
Example

Graphic Design

Looking for a little inspiration? Well, you've come to the right place. Our creative and collaborative spaces will allow you to think outside the box and find your creative voice. Our design lab is equipped with 20, 27" iMacs and loaded with Adobe Creative Cloud® software including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premier, After Effects and more! Wireless keyboards and mice as well as Wacom Tablets and high resolution scanners are at your fingertips. Did we mention our 60" Cannon Printer? Don't worry about spending money on your large prints, we've got you covered!

Graphic Design Lab
Graphic Design Lab
Graphic Design Lab
Graphic Design Lab
Graphic Design Printer
Graphic Design Printer
Graphic Design Think Tank
Graphic Design Think Tank
Graphic Design Think Tank
Graphic Design Think Tank
Graphic Design Think Tank
Graphic Design Think Tank

Painting

The TAMUCC Painting Studios provide large open spaces with natural lighting as well as areas designated for controlled lighting to accommodate specific needs within painting.   Large wall space is available for oversized works and the studios contain plenty of storage, including vertical racks and flat files, for all size and media. Room ventilation is in constant use for strong odors and a designated ventilation area is available for spraying needs such as fixative and limited spray painting.

Painting Studios
Painting Studios
Painting Studios
Painting Studios
Painting Studios
Painting Studios

Photography

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Alt Processes Demo
Alt Processes Demo
Photography Lab
Photography Lab
Hanging Prints
Hanging Prints
Washing Prints
Washing Prints
Jingjong Tao Printing
Jingjong Tao Printing
Studio Demo
Studio Demo

Printmaking

The Printmaking Studio offers over 2500 square feet of workspace and is equipped for intaglio, lithography, screenprinting, relief and digital applications. It is well lit, ergonomically organized and ventilated, and great effort is taken to maintain an environmentally conscious workspace. A 50-foot stretch of windows along the south wall overlooks Corpus Christi Bay. The lithography area features three large Takach presses, over 30 stones including many large sizes, numerous leather and rubber rollers, an aluminum plate base, hydraulic lift and graining sink. The etching area includes two Takach presses and a Charles Brand, a vented hotplate and workstation, aquatint box, two vertical tanks and large paper bath. Screenprinting includes over 80 screens, eight large hinged worktables, a large Accu-Guide serigraph press, a washout booth with pressure washer, X-Vactor exposure unit and a full darkroom with automated drying rack. The digital printmaking lab includes two 27” iMacs with Adobe Creative Cloud, a 48” Epson 9900 printer, Xante Printer and large scanner.

Printmaking Studios
Printmaking Studios
Printmaking Studios
Printmaking Studios
Printmaking Studios
Printmaking Studios
Printmaking Studios
Printmaking Studios
Printmaking Studios
Printmaking Studios
Printmaking Studios
Printmaking Studios

Sculpture

The sculpture area includes a primary sculpture studio classroom, a wax and plaster room, a woodshop, and a large, and a covered metal casting (bronze, aluminum, iron) and metal fabrication space. All the sculpture spaces interconnect as well as connect to the Ceramics area.  Additionally, graduate students from all studio art disciplines have large studios in a nearby building, fostering a sense of interdisciplinary community across all levels of the MFA program.

Sculpture Studio
Sculpture Studio
Sculpture Studio
Sculpture Studio
Sculpture Studio
Sculpture Studio