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Universal Tools

Universal Tools at MassArt include the Digital Fabrication Labs, Documentation Room, Installation Room, Lighting Installation Room, Public Spaces, Sound Studio and Woodshop

MassArt is pleased to share the following information about the Woodshop, Digital Fabrication Labs, and other resources (Universal Tools) open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the College, regardless of major.

Digital Fabrication Labs | Documentation Room | Installation Room  | Lighting Installation Room | Public Spaces | Sound Studio | Woodshop


Digital Fabrication Labs

FABLABS are communal spaces dedicated to supporting the creative process, developing problem-solving skills, and empowering the community through emerging technologies through the process of digital fabrication. The FABLABS consist of the UPLAB, BASELAB, and PCLAB. Learn more about the FABLABS at MassArt.

Location: D122

Tools: 3D Printing, 3D Scanning

The UPLAB is currently in its pilot phase, focusing on building out our systems with select pilot classes.  Phase 2 will follow with open hours available to students who have completed training in the pilot courses. Phase 3 will then facilitate training for students outside of the pilot classes and additional open hours will be announced.

UPLAB Hours: Phase 2 Open hours will be announced in October.

Location: D009

Tools: Laser Cutter

The BASELAB is available to MassArt students and staff.

Laser Cutter

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 or would like to book a training or laser use, please email lasercutter@massart.edu.

Location: D122

Tools: Wacolm, Software

The PCLAB is available to MassArt students and staff. The PCLAB has all creative software available through MassArt, specifically 3d modeling software for use in the FABLABS.

PCLAB Hours: Open hours will be announced in October.


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.


Lighting Installation Room

(Right) 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 On the 1st floor of the Design and Media Center in D111. These areas are available to students for art installations and other activities. Examples include, Courtyard, DMC Atrium, and the new outdoor podiums in front of the DMC. The public space use form can be found here.


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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