I’ve had so many students ask me, “Where do graphic design students have their classes?” Well, let me tell you – in our creative corner, of course!
Graphic Design and Photography students don’t really live in on-campus housing. At least, it doesn’t always feel that way. Most days it feels as though we live on the uppermost floor of the historic James building; our home away from home!
Our program is a smaller one, compared to business, nursing, and the like – however, we’ve certainly made the most of our little space up there. As soon as you enter the fourth floor of James, you know you’ve set foot in our creative corner. Posters are hung wall to wall, advertising exciting opportunities such as marketing internships and film festivals; all of the classrooms on our end are filled with Goliath-sized iMac computers; we even have bright orange walls in our main design lab. I’m pretty sure those wouldn’t fly in any other discipline!
But the true hidden gem of our corner, the pride of our department, is the photography studio. All the way in the back of the fourth floor, nestled against a cozy lounge area, lives the magic. This room contains everything from professional flash equipment to gorgeous backdrops to large modeling fans and more; and it is completely free for our majors to use, whenever we’d like! What other school can boast that privilege?
I’ve been assigned a “Surreal Sermon” project for which I need to portray a Bible story as it would have truly looked. So, this week I’ll be spending a lot of time in that studio, using top-of-the-notch camera equipment that is available and free of charge for us to use as well.
We graphic design and photography students are enormously blessed by these freedoms and privileges. I can’t imagine what it would be like to “live” in any department outside of my creative corner!
Come see it sometime!