The sculpture facility at the University of New Orleans offers the undergraduate and graduate student access to an enormous range of activities. The 6600 square foot sculpture atelier houses a modern foundry for lost wax and complex sand casting efforts, a complete cabinet makers shop for both intricate and enormous wood fabrication, a full sheet metal shop with a 45 ton hydraulic metal worker, as well as a full range of welders and plasma cutting equipment. A ventilated plaster and clay mixing out-building, with a modeling room for the more observation bound traditions are also a part of the facility. An installation space, for the less object-oriented disciplines of installation and performance, is also part of the program. All methods of art making are encouraged and supported.
The photography facilities incorporate a film developing room, darkroom, print finishing area, and large classroom for meetings, critiques, and lectures. The department has multiple speedotron light kits, large format cameras for student use and has dedicated studio areas for creating sets. In addition, students in photography can take advantage of the EiLAB facility, a multi-workstation, Macintosh-based computer graphics and electronic imaging
The facility accommodates screen-printing, intaglio, relief and lithography (both stone and plate). It is equipped with one NuArc exposure units, various screen-printing tables, manual and motorized presses for relief and intaglio, and a lithography press. All inks, chemicals and lithography stones are supplied.
PAINTING and DRAWING
The painting facilities include two large painting studios and two large drawing studios with wood-working facilities for constructing stretchers, frames, or special projects; and a proliferation of painting in the professional New Orleans art scene that provides a wealth of resources and influences.
DIGITAL MEDIA and ANIMATION
The Electronic Imaging Laboratory (EiLAB) is comprised of current generation Mac and PC computers running industry standard digital imaging software (including After Effects, Final Cut pro X, Toon Boom, Maya, etc), a production studio with multiple backdrops and professional lighting, a large format Epson printer, workstations for stop-motion animation, workstations for traditional frame by frame animation and available equipment including multiple Wacom Cintiq's, a Stedicam pilot sled, and various DSLR and 2k video cameras.