VCD Photography Studios
The School of Visual Communication Design offers four photography studios on the 3rd floor of Taylor Hall available for all VCD students to use. The two 1,200 square foot and two 500 square foot studios contain top-of-the-line camera equipment, including brand new state-of-the-art continuous-source LED lights and Dynalite studio strobe kits. Our studios are designed to accommodate diverse content and working styles, from magazine or fashion shoots to art images, studio portraits, event photography and candid storytelling.
VCD students can make photo studio reservations online at www.cheqroom.com. Use your Flashline info to login.
The photo studios are currently available
VCD Resource Room
All VCD students have access to the Visual Communication Design Resource Room which is located in 321 Taylor Hall and includes 6 large format inkjet printers, high-quality flatbed scanners, a brand new laser jet printer and a 3D printer. Students may also utilize our new online reservation system for free rentals of camera bodies, lenses, tripods, GoPros, Wacom tablets, iPads, various strobe lighting kits and more.
VCD students can reserve equipment at www.cheqroom.com using their Flashline info to login.
The VCD Resource Room is open
VCD Undergraduate Studio
The VCD Undergrad Student Lounge is a 1,500 square foot space located in Taylor Hall Room 401. The lounge was made for VCD undergrad students to study and relax in between classes and includes a coffee and tea bar, microwave and comfy armchairs. This floor-to-ceiling-window-lined room is filled with natural light, some of the best views overlooking Kent State’s campus and is usually buzzing with student activity.
VCD Graduate Studio
The nature of design has changed considerably in the last decade. Design thinking, design research and human-centered design all require work environments as collaborative and adaptable as the teams within them. Our graduate studio provides each of the graduate students in the School of Visual Communication Design with an individual workspace. The 2,644 square foot studio also includes ideation and planning areas, a pin up studio, white boards, new iMacs and Dell Optiplex 7050 digital displays.
Check out MA/MFA students' thesis projects.
Type High Press
The School of Visual Communication Design houses a 2,300 square foot letterpress lab with a collection of over 400 fonts of metal and wood type, five flat-bed presses and two platen presses. This unique lab is one of the largest in the region available for student experimentation with this traditional form of hands-on relief printing. It offers students in upper-level and graduate classes an opportunity for creative integration of various media and processes—both traditional and contemporary—in the design and printing process.