We are dedicated to providing a dynamic and competitive education in art, merchandising, and design; enriched by the resources of a world-class institution. Our facilities allow students and faculty to engage in collaborative, innovative, interdisciplinary work and to develop new ways to use art effectively in industries and exhibitions.
The newly renovated Kirkwood Hall is home to apparel merchandising, interior design, and fashion design, with some shared space for studio art.
The 1894 building on the Old Crescent is also home to Student Technology Center Kirkwood Hall 016, a collaborative cutting-edge technological, instructional, and study environment for students. The space includes 20 Macs with a variety of development software tools. All desktop computers, as well as any mobile device, can connect to the projection screen for content sharing. In addition, there are three collaborative breakout areas where students can brainstorm and work on projects through whiteboards, while connecting to flat panels using a wireless collaboration software called Mersive Solstice. A tracking system has been installed in 016 with a high-powered gaming computer system where students can experience virtual reality using Vive headgear.