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Universal Tools & Resources

MassArt is pleased to share the following information about the growing list of Universal Tools and resources available to all Undergraduate and Graduate students at the College, regardless of major.

Documentation Room | Installation Room | Laser Lab | Lighting Installation Room | Public Spaces | Sound Studio | Woodshop


Documentation Room

The Documentation Room located in D317 serves as a space for students to photograph artwork. The room comes equipped with large paper backdrops in a variety of colors as well as LED lights on stands. A full list of resources can be found here. Additional equipment may be reserved from Tech Central.

To make a reservation please review the calendar and email Kyle Brock: kyle.brock@massart.edu with your preferred date and time. Reservation blocks are between 1 and 6 hours anytime the campus is open. The room is set up for self service, if you require assistance taking photos please note that in your email.

Requests are reviewed Monday-Friday (excluding holidays).  Please allow a 48 hour window for confirmation of your requested time. Once confirmed your ID will be authorized to open the door for the duration of the reservation.


Installation room

Location: D016

Located in the basement of the DMC, Installation Room D016 is an empty 500 square foot space to use for projects ranging from projection to sculptural installations. 

To make a reservation please review the calendar and email Kyle Brock: kyle.brock@massart.edu with your preferred date and time. Reservation blocks are between 1 and 48 hours anytime the campus is open.

Requests are reviewed Monday-Friday (excluding holidays).  Please allow a 48 hour window for confirmation of your requested time. Once confirmed your ID will be authorized to open the door for the duration of the reservation.


LASER LAB

Laser Cutting at MassArt

The Laser Lab is located in the Design & Media Center in room D-311 and is available to MassArt students and staff daily. At this time, no one may check out a key from Public Safety except Monitors and approved faculty. All lab hours are Monitor hours.

Laser Lab Hours:
Monday 12pm – 4pm
Wednesday 12pm – 4pm
Thursday 12pm – 4pm

Guidelines for preparing files, as well as an introduction to the Laser Lab, images of cutting and engraving samples, and more, can be found at blogs.massart.edu/laserlab. A MassArt NetID is required to access the site.  If you have any questions, please email lasercutter@massart.edu


lighting installation room

A photo of room D306A photo of an installation in D307
D307 Installation photo courtesy of Liv Anagnost '17 BFA Animation

Location: D307

Lighting Installation Rooms are minimally furnished these rooms are painted entirely black and have 12 foot ceilings that support full hanging grids. They can also be used for documentation. 

To make a reservation please review the calendar and email Kyle Brock: kyle.brock@massart.edu.

Requests are reviewed Monday-Friday (excluding holidays).  Please allow a 48 hour window for confirmation of your requested time. Once confirmed your ID will be authorized to open the door for the duration of the reservation.


Public SpaceS


Access hours: 7:00am - 11:45pm
Reservation system: Contact Claudia LeClair

There are many public spaces across campus reserved through the Office of College and Visiting Events, located in Student Development on the 2nd floor of Kennedy. These areas are available to students for art installations and other activities. Examples include, Courtyard, DMC Atrium, Tower Lobby and the new outdoor podiums in front of the DMC.


Sound Studio

Location: D310

Located on the 3rd floor of the DMC, the new Sound Studio is available to all MassArt students. First, the studio serves to teach classes on sound recording, composition and editing. Secondly, it serves students working on audio projects, scoring and other production in stereo or multiple surround sound formats.

To make a reservation please review the calendar and email Eric Freeman at efreeman@massart.edu.

Requests are reviewed Monday-Friday (excluding holidays).  Please allow a 48 hour window for confirmation of your requested time. Once confirmed your ID will be authorized to open the door for the duration of the reservation.


Woodshop

Location: D002/D004

The Woodshop is located on the lower level of the DMC. The Studio Managers work diligently to make this state of the art facility a safe and efficient resource for everyone.

The Woodshop is available during scheduled hours to MassArt students who are currently enrolled in a course which uses the woodshop for class, or have successfully completed one of the following gateway courses: TBA/3DTD-201 Projects in Wood, EDAD-202 Methods and Materials,  EDAD-307 Furniture Design, or who have participated in a scheduled group training session.

Woodshop Studio Managers can be reached at 617.879.7919 or by MassArt email:

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