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Graphic Design Facilities

The award-winning Art & Architecture Building was completed in 1981 and houses extensive facilities available to the students and faculty who work there. Undergraduate students who pass portfolio review in Graphic Design are provided with individual desk spaces within a shared collaborative design studio, approximately 2960 sq ft. (rm 335). Graduate Students are provided with individual studios in various locations.

Graphic Design Resource Room

The Graphic Design Resource Room is located in room 341 at the end of the third floor. It is a production facility available for graphic design majors and is maintained each semester by room monitors. The equipment available for use include:

  • Book binding (both spiral and glue)
  • Oversize Epson printer printing 3 feet wide and as many linear feet as needed (cost per foot posted outside the lab)
  • Photo-documentation area
  • Color Tabloid Laser Printer
  • B&W Tabloid Laser Printer
  • Oversize Professional Trimmer
  • Button maker (both small and large)

Letterpress Studio

The UT Letterpress Studio, with a Challenge and Vandercook Press and type specimens, is a joint project of the Graphic Design and Printmaking programs at UTK. The studio provides tutorials in letterpress printing to both graduate and undergraduate students at the university, and over the past two years has made it possible for students in studio art, graphic design, architecture, creative writing and other disciplines to work on books and broadsides created through letterpress. Additionally, the facility has been used as a resource and teaching tool for a variety of classes at the university.

The Printmaking and Graphic Design programs in the UTK School of Art include a letterpress studio for creative research, collaborative projects and instruction. The studio is located in room 335A of the Art and Archiitecture Building. For semester hours and more detailed information please visit: Printmaking Letterpress.


Computer Resources

The graphic design area has the use of a computer lab located at the end of the third floor hallway. Design classes that focus on digital media are taught in there. Other times this is an open lab available for student use. Check the sheet on the door for open dates and times as they change each semester.

Location: Room 345 Art + Architecture Building
Phone number: 974-0947

Current listing of software maintained in this lab

Current listing of lab open times

Real-time listing of available computers


The Studio at the Library

The Studio, located in 235 Hodges Library, is a media production lab. Open to UT students, staff, and faculty, the Studio provides computers, software and staff to assist users in the creation of media-enhanced educational projects.


Media Pool

The Media Pool provides a range of audio and visual equipment, including video and audio recorders, cameras, media players, projectors, lighting kits, speakers, tripods, laptops, iPads, and more.


Fab Lab

The University has invested in Knoxville’s urban renewal by renovating and furnishing a historic North Gay Street property for a new studio, gallery and fabrication lab. The 20,000-square-foot Fab Lab is located at 525 North Gay Street and features two floors of industrial space as a fabrication laboratory. The College of Architecture and design runs this state-of-the-art fabrication facility which is open to all University students who have experience with the required software. The lab features 3D printers, water-jet cutter, laser cutters, an x-axis mill and robotics in addition to metal and woodworking equipment. Tours are available. For more information please visit http://archdesign.utk.edu/students/technology-resources/fablab/


Wood Shop

Operated by the College of Architecture and Design, and located within the Art and Architecture building, this full-service woodshop features a CNC router and three laser cutters. The Wood Shop is available to all Art and Architecture students.

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