Graphic Design, New Media Imaging, and Industrial Design students get a lot of learning done in the Canaday Technology Center (CTC). The CTC is where they attend all of their graphics classes and spend countless hours working on projects and just hanging out. This is because the CTC contains an ideal learning environment made up of the Mac Lab, Production Lab, 3D/Drafting Lab, and Photography Classroom, Darkroom and Studio.
The Mac Lab, CTC room 316, is home to 25 state-of-the-art computers loaded with the latest design software, three scanners, and plenty of books, magazines, and other resources to get the creative juices flowing. There is also a conference room for classes, coworkers, and clients.
The Production Lab, located directly behind the Mac Lab, is home to two high-quality printers, a printing press, the equipment to do screen printing, and a large paper cutter. The Production Lab is also where the department's new student-managed graphics business, Pictor Graphics, is located.
The 3D Design and Drafting Lab, CTC room 320, is the meeting place of several different classes including Technical Drafting and Design, 3D Design, Principles of Printing, Interior Design, and some of the Intro classes. There are 15 PCs in the Lab giving majors a chance to work with two different operating systems.
The Photography Classroom, CTC room 315, is where the photography classes meet winter and spring quarters. (The fall quarter class meets in different room because of the large number of students who take it.) Here the students learn the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography as well as advanced techniques in photography.
The Darkroom is adjacent to the Photography Classroom. Here students develop their film and produce their own photos. There are about a dozen photo enlargers and all the equipment and chemicals needed for students to perfect their photo processing techniques.
The Photography Studio, also CTC room 315, is where students display their photos for review at the end of each quarter. Hog wire hangs on the walls to display the dozens upon dozens of photography assignments.
The Mac Lab renovation is nearing completion. Over half of the new desks have arrived, two beautiful soffits with lights have been placed, the walls have been repainted, and the floor has been carpeted. The last major part of the project is the installation of new, indirect lighting for the center of the room.
Last update on May 16, 2013