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Darkrooms & Digital Labs

MassArt’s Photography facilities provide students with extensive resources and equipment necessary for both digital and traditional analog photography processes.

MassArt’s extensive Photography facilities – 11,000 square feet of darkrooms, digital labs, and an equipment cage – are all located on the 6th floor of the Kennedy building. The facilities include three digital labs equipped with computers, industry-standard software, digital scanners, and professional-grade printers. In addition, MassArt provides two large communal darkrooms with 30 enlarger stations for analog photography processes, individual darkrooms, and a non-silver darkroom. 

 Labs and Darkrooms are open to all enrolled in a MassArt Photography class, though space access is limited to where your class is held. If you have previously taken courses in the Photo Department and are enrolled in classes at MassArt and wish to use the labs, please contact the studio managers about paying a lab fee.

Photo Cage

Both the Cage and Digital Labs open approximately 1 week after classes begin and close the last day of undergraduate reviews. Schedule adjusts for holidays and class breaks, please check the Academic Calendar for exact dates.


Resources in the Photo Cage are open to current Photo students only (Photo majors and in-session non-major photo class students).

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 10pm (Cage closes at 9:30pm)
Friday: 10am – 6pm (Cage closes at 5:30pm)
Saturday/Sunday: 12pm – 6pm (Cage closes at 5:30pm)


Resources in the Photo Digital Lab are for current Junior/Senior Photography majors or students enrolled in a Digital Photography for Non-Majors course only.

Monday-Thursday: 2pm – 10pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 12pm – 6pm
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

All labs will be closed for our department Visiting Artist Lectures. Please check the MassArt Events Calendar for upcoming dates of our Photography Lecture Series.

  • Analog black and white developing and printing areas
  • – Digital imaging and printing
  • – Alternative (non-silver) processes area with UV exposure unit and coating station
  • – Negatives up to 8″ x 10″ can be accommodated in all areas

  • 2 black and white gang darkrooms (1 beginner and 1 advanced)
  • 2 film-processing areas
  • 1 sheet film processing room
  • 3 private darkrooms
  • Medium format, 4×5 and 8 x 10 cameras for students to borrow

  • 30 imaging workstations
  • Epson V750 and V850 flatbed scanners
  • 3 Hasselblad Flextight X1 film scanners
  • Epson inkjet printing stations in our print rooms
  • Color correct viewing booth and lighting
  • Magnetic pin-up boards
  • Mirrorless and SLR digital cameras for students to borrow

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