Graphic Design Facilities and Resources

The School of Art is located on the north side of the University of Houston campus near the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, the Moores School of Music, the Valenti School of Communication and the School of Theatre and Dance. The School of Art’s graphic design graduate studio overlooks the Grove, a public green space nestled among the Schools of Art, Music, Communication, and Theater and Dance.

Graduate Design Studio

Design graduate students have 24/7 access to the studio, which includes a personal workspace, two iMacs, a black and white duplexing tabloid printer and a small kitchen. The studio is only steps away from the School of Art general computer lab, which houses twenty-one iMacs, three large format Epson plotters, a color laser printer, a color copier, a 24 inch Wacom Cintiq, and several scanners. Other equipment available to graphic design students are a 24 inch Epson plotter, a vinyl cutter, a letterpress, four black and white tabloid printers, portable digital projectors, digital SLRs, GoPros and sound recorders.

Third Space

The School of Art student gallery, Third Space, is on the third floor directly across from the design graduate studio. Art and design students are encouraged to show their work in the gallery throughout the academic year.

William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library

William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library is located in the College of Architecture next door to the Fine Arts building. The library collects resources on all periods of art and design. The collection consists of approximately 110,000 books on art disciplines, art history, architecture, and design; over 1000 serial titles, 160 of which are current subscriptions. Many books and journals are available in electronic, as well as print format. Over 300 video titles may be borrowed, as well. In addition to library holdings, the library system provides access to online databases and indexes in the arts and humanities. These include the WilsonWeb suite of arts and humanities databases, Artbibliographies Modern, the Bibliography of the History of Art, Oxford Art Online, the Index of Christian Art, and three databases of image reproductions (ARTstor, Art Museum Image Gallery, and the Bridgeman Art Library Archive).

Facilities unique to other programs in the School of Art—Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms (IPEF), Painting, Photography/Digital Media, and Sculpture, as well as printmaking studios—are available to students who enroll in courses offered by those programs.