The College of Arts + Architecture is committed to teaching students how and when to use technology to their advantage. We view computers as an additional tool that can be utilized to gather information, analyze problems and formulate solutions. Throughout your education you will have the opportunity to use technology in new and creative ways that you may not have considered. We strive to produce students who can look at problems and designs in a new light. Upon graduation, our students are capable of entering the workforce with knowledge that pushes the industry in new ways.
The College of Arts + Architecture offers several high-end computer lab options to the students, faculty and staff. We fully maintain a wide variety of software and hardware that ensures students have all of the necessary resources available to them. Each computer has the ability to run either the Windows or Macintosh operating systems. This allows the students to run any software necessary, no matter what computer they are using. Whether the need is 3-D modeling, image manipulation, video editing, music composition, audio editing, CAD, GIS, BIM, or high-quality, large-format printing, the IT infrastructure in the CoA+A can support all student needs. All of the labs, classrooms, and production facilities are tightly integrated with the curriculum and updated annually to ensure that students are using the latest in creative design and production technology. The goal of the IT staff is to deploy technology that morphs to meet the needs of the end user, is as transparent as possible, and robust enough to support all uses.