Art + Design Department
Columbia College Chicago
623 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Il 60605
Studio work in Columbia College Chicago's Art and Design department encompass a wide range of disciplines and require a facility that is just as varied and complex as the activities they support.
Located at 623 S. Wabash Avenue in the North Campus of the College, the department spans 210,000 square feet across seven floors.
The classrooms, lecture halls, shops and labs are designed to offer a full spectrum of capabilities and allow our students to explore their ideas regardless of their major. These facilities and services are available to any Art and Design major or any student taking an Art and Design course in the current semester.
Printmaking Studio, Fabrication Facilities, Advanced Fine Arts Facilities
Art and Design's studio arts facilities include a full range of traditional and contemporary studio resources.
All Art and Design students are encouraged to use the two Fabrication Facilities located on two different floors. Each facility is approximately 8,000 square feet and supports woodworking, plastics, foams and metals fabrication. Both facilities are equipped with state of the art stationary power tools and equipment.
The Printmaking Studio spans 5,000 square feet and supports a variety of traditional and contemporary print processes.
Also located within Art and Design Department is the Open Studio, an open work area for all students, the Ceramics and Metals labs, and private senior BFA Fine Arts and Product Design studios.
A + D Computer Lab, Digital Print Center, Media Center
Art and Design's technology facilities provide access to professional level hardware, software and services. Digital printing presses, CAD software, digital cameras, projection systems and dual platform computer workstations along with other amenities provide integrated technology resources in and out of the classroom.
About 95% of the department's classrooms are equipped with computer and digital projection systems with twelve of those spaces configured as one-to-one computer classrooms. Wireless network access is available from all Art and Design facilities, while high speed wired networking allows students to work with large files without incident. Students are given individual accounts and network storage so that they can move easily from classroom to classroom with minimal disruption to their activities.
The Open Computer Lab provides access to the same full range of applications and output options allowing students to work on projects and research when not in class.
Print output is available throughout the facility and the Digital Print Center offers a number of specialty services including a digital press and multiple wide format printing options.
Audio/visual services are provided by the Art and Design's Media Center. In addition to classroom support, this office checks out still and video cameras and maintains the department's photo studio.
Technical staff are available to assist students navigate the software and equipment, so the student always has a resource to assist them in their work.
623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 201 Telephone:312-369-6864
Anchor Graphics- A Project of A + D is the Department's professional fine art print-shop. The shop occupies approximately 1700 sq ft of space. This is were collaborations with guest artists, interns, students, staff and faculty occur. Anchor Graphics has expertise in a variety of traditional and contemporary print processes. Lectures, demonstrations and other activities are offered throughout the year to students, faculty, staff and the community.
Averill and Bernard Levition A + D Gallery
619 S. Wabash Ave., Telephone: 312.369.8687
The Averill and Bernard Leviton A + D Gallery presents professional exhibitions and educational programming that encompasses the broadest possible definition of visual art and design reflecting the disciplines taught in the department. The gallery's primary focus is on process and the development of ideas into art. Exhibitions at A+D Gallery promote understanding of the artistic process by exhibiting works in progress side-by-side with finished pieces or other generative materials that allow insight into working methods.
Efroymson Art + Design Resource Center
623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 407
The Efroymson Art + Design Resource Center is an inspirational space open to all students, faculty, and staff that promotes interdisciplinary collaboration by providing an archive of teaching, resource, and reference materials such as videos, books, periodicals and important art and design objects that serve all of our majors.