Graphic Design Facilities
The facilities for the Graphic Design Concentration are located in the lower level of the Art and Communication Building. The facilities' layout promotes student interaction, with classrooms/computer labs, faculty offices, work areas, graduate studio/office, and a gallery space located on a single floor occupying 6,000 square feet.
Graphic Design courses are taught in fully equipped computer labs, each featuring twenty 24" iMacs running the latest Adobe Creative Suite software and two 90" high-definition monitors displaying student projects and faculty presentations. Each lab has a 17" Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner, a Xerox Phaser 7400 color laser printer, and Xante Accel-A-Writer black and white printer. Students also have access to an HP Designjet 110 large-format printer. Graphic Design students pay no extra charge to use these printers.
Each declared Graphic Design student receives dedicated server space, where project files can be accessed, on or off campus, via a personalized login account. Computer labs are open during and after classes and on the weekends.
The Graphic Design area uses an open critique room for additional instruction and discussion. The intimate student gallery features classroom work, student personal work and various rotating exhibits. And an open workroom, which also functions as a casual student community lounge, is equipped with a wall-mounted Nielsen & Bainbridge BG6100 mat cutter, Artograph 2025 Spray Booth, paper cutters, cutting mats, light table and straight edges/T-squares.
Graphic Design students at the University of Memphis take full advantage of state-of-the-art technology, while faculty help them define an individual direction through instruction, guidance, encouragement, and lessons from professional experience.