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Our Facilities

The Art & Design Department's facilities are distributed between two buildings - Mahoney Hall and Dugan Hall - on South Campus.

Mahoney Hall

Mahoney Hall is home to:

  • Three computer labs
  • The University Gallery
  • A digital print lab
  • Senior studio space for designers
  • Staff offices
  • Conference room

Additionally, Mahoney Hall houses the department's administrative office on the first floor -- where students can obtain forms, information about their faculty advisers and get answers to general questions -- and faculty office suites on the second floor.

Dugan Hall

The Art & Design Department occupies the ground floor of Dugan Hall, which houses most fine art and foundations studios. Also included in Dugan Hall:

  • 600 square foot critique space with exhibition track lighting and gallery seating
  • Large mixed media studio
  • Foundations studio
  • Painting studio
  • Digital and wet lab darkroom
  • Photography lighting studio
  • Individual semi-private studios with work spaces for senior and advanced art students
  • Sculpture, ceramics and 3-D foundations studio

The departmental Audiovisual Equipment Loan Center (“The Cage”) and the Studio Manager’s office are located in the center of Dugan’s basement.

O'Leary Library

Located nearby on Wilder Street, O'Leary Library houses Media Services. Media Services is administered by the Director of Libraries and provides student and faculty check-out access for video equipment, projection equipment, video and films, portable computers, cameras and reservation of media/lecture rooms. These services, combined with Art & Design Department resources, are designed to meet the needs of the B.F.A. program at UMass Lowell.