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A + D Computer Lab

9th Floor, 623 S. Wabash Ave.,
312.369.7679

The Art + Design department's Computer Lab is open to any student taking classes within the department. It offers approximately 70 workstations capable of running either Mac OS 10.8 or Windows 7. There are over 30 professional software applications available for use including the Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, Final Cut Pro, Lectra Fashion CAD suite, Solidworks and Rhino.

Students working in the facility have access to high speed internet, file shares that host class project files, personal network-based storage, and six network printers throughout the building. The computer lab also has professional staff, as well as student workers, who can assist them with tech and software related issues.

Equipment Available for Checkout (more info...)

Checkout Equipment (All equipment available for in-building use only)


Adobe Classroom in a Book for CC (various titles)
Apple Power Adapters
Apple USB SuperDrives
Bone Folders
10 Canon LiDE100 Color Image Scanners (2400 dpi)
Mice fo Laptop Use
Miscellaneous Apple adapters
Miscellaneous Firewire & USB adapters
Pantone Swatch Books (coated & uncoated)
Nikon CoolScan 4000ED Film/Negative Scanner
Portable Drafting Tables (18"x24" & 24"x36")
Portable light tables (18"x24")
Wacom Drawing Tablets (ranging in size from 6"x8" to 12"x20")

Computer/Equipment Models & Quantity (more info...)

Models and quantity in lab
(located in the Computer Lab and Computer Classrooms)


70 Workstations in the Computer Lab
240+ Workstations in 14 Computer Classrooms
        Six classrooms and the entire open computer lab have machines configured to run either Mac OS X or Windows 7 at the users discretion.
8 Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner (scan up to 8.5"x11.7")
        6400 dpi
3 Epson Expression 10000XL Photo Scanner (scan up to 12.2"x17.2")
        2400 dpi

Software in the Lab (MAC OS) (more info...)

MAC OS - MAC OS "Maverick"

Adobe Creative Suite CC
        Photoshop
        Illustrator
        InDesign
        Dreamweaver
        Flash
        Acrobat X Pro
        Premier
        Media Encoder
        After Effect
        SpeedGrade
        Audition Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Adobe Reader
BBEdit
Cyberduck
Final Cut X
        Final Cut
        Compressor
        Motion 
GarageBand
Microsoft Office Suite 2011
        Word
        Excel
        PowerPoint
Apple "i"Applications
        iMovie
        iPhoto
        iTune
        iBook Author
Apple iWork '09
        Keynote
        Number
        Pages
LibreOffice
Google SketchUp Pro 2013
TypeTool
ScanFont
TextWrangler
VLC

Software in the Lab (WINDOW OS) (more info...)

Window OS 7

Adobe Creative Suite CC
        Photoshop
        Illustrator
        InDesign
        Dreamweaver
        Flash
        ImageReady
        Acrobat Professional
Microsoft Office Suite 2011
        Word
        Excel
        PowerPoint

AutoCAD 2013
Viz 3D
Solidworks 2013
Rhino 4.0
Flamingo
Lectra Fashion CAD Suite
        Kaledo
        Modaris

Printing (more info...)

Printing
(Where to get things printed in our facilities)


A+D Computer Lab (Room 915) 3 Konica C364 color laser printers w/ Fiery RIPs
          8.5"x11" & 11"x17" media available

other areas:
   Printmaking (Room 230)
          8.5"x11" & 11"x17" media available
   Media Center (Room 407)
          8.5"x11" & 11"x17" media available
   Materials Lab (room 605)
          8.5"x11" & 11"x17" media available

Students also have access to the A+D Digital Print Center for specialty and advanced output.

Operation Hours • FALL 2014

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY 8:00AM-10:00PM 8:00AM-10:00PM 8:00AM-10:00PM 8:00AM-10:00PM
8:00AM-05:30PM
10:00AM-5:00PM
CLOSED
FALL 2014 • start /end 
(September 2 , 2014 -
December 13, 2014 )

Closed for Thanksgiving Break
November 27 - November 30

For More Information:


Patrick Melvin,
Computer Lab Manager
623 S. Wabash Ave.,  rm 900B
Chicago, IL 60605
pmelvin@colum.edu
312.369.6569

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