Facilities and Hours

Second floor hall of the Visual Arts Building, Kennesaw State University

Visual Arts Building and Studios

The School of Art and Design has facilities available to help students progress through the program, including the Open Mac Lab and Visual Arts Resource Center. If you have questions or comments about the equipment in the building studios and facilities, feel free to contact our staff.


Monday - Thursday
7:45 a.m. - 11 p.m. (8/17 - 12/14/2015)

7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. (8/21 - 12/11/2015)
Saturday - Sunday
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (8/22 - 12/13/2015)

Spring Break
Sat, April 2 - Fri, April 8, 2016
Daytime hours M-W only
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Mac Lab will be closed unless Emailed request is submitted to Shane McDonald by Monday, March 28


Chris Dziejowski (VA221)
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Page Burch (VA221)
2 p.m. - 11 p.m
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tools / Safety Manual


Shane McDonald (VA224)
Mon. 12:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Tues. 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wed. 9:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Thu. OFF
Fri. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
and by appointment




Visitors to campus: We recommend that you make an appointment so we can possibly give you a tour of the studios.

Open Mac Computer Lab and VARC (VA 224)

AVAILABILITY: The Open Mac Computer Lab is open to all students at KSU and is supported by UITS and the School of Art and Design.

PRINTING: The room has both color and black/white laser Ricoh printing capability as well as wide-format fine art digital inkjet printing.

More information about printing

Ricoh Toner-based Laser Printers

(Using KSU ID Card's KCash) Black & White: 10¢, Color: 30¢

Epson Stylus Pro 4800, 4880 Ink-based Printers (Cash Only)

"Ink cover charge" per file on 4800 and 4880: $2.50 (Any size print up to 17 x 22 in. )
Covers the computer file handling time and ink. If you bring your own paper/substrate media, this is the only charge for sending your file to print.

Media Prices for Epson Printing

13 x 19 in. Single-ply Presentation Matte $ .50 / sheet
17 x 22 in. Single-ply Presentation Matte $ 1.00 / sheet
17 x 22 in. Triple-ply Enhanced Presentation Matte $ 1.50 / sheet
8.5 x 11 in. Ultra Premium Photo Luster & Glossy 50¢ / sheet
13 x 19 in. Ultra Premium Photo Luster $ 2.50 / sheet
17 x 22 in. Ultra Premium Photo Luster $ 3.50 / sheet

We also have protective plastic sleeves available for your prints:
75¢ for 18.375 x 24.25 in.
50¢ for 13.375 x 19.25 in.
25¢ for 11.25 x14.125 in.

Epson Stylus Pro 9900 wide-format Ink-based Printer (Cash Only)

"Ink cover charge" per file on 9900: $5.00 (Any size print up to 44 in. wide x 60 in. long)
Covers the computer file handling time and ink. If you bring your own paper/substrate media, this is the only charge for sending your file to print.
If your printing project requires printing on any roll paper besides Enhanced Matte Photo Roll paper, you MUST make an appointment to print. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Media Prices for Epson Printing

44 in. Enhanced Matte Paper Roll: $1.50 per linear ft.
44 in. Photo-Luster and Photo-Semi-Matte Paper Roll: $2.00 per linear ft.
More paper choices may be available upon request from KSU employees. Students should ask their professors to have additional media ordered.


Reserve a time to print to Epson Professional Printers

To reserve a time to get assistance printing, please use our Wufoo online form.

Hours & Special Closings


Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: noon - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

All hours are subject to change. Please Email to request other open hours. Please check below for closings and changes.

Exam week:
Tuesday, May 3: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 5: 12:30 - 9 p.m.
Friday, May 6: CLOSED
Saturday & Sunday, May 7-8: CLOSED
Monday, May 9: CLOSED

If you are a current student wishing to print to our Epson printers, please use our online form by 5 p.m. Monday, May 2.

Mac Lab Hours for May Semester and Summer will be posted by Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Shane McDonald

Open 24hrs/day for School of Art and Design faculty. Students please feel free to request additional hours if the above do not accommodate your needs by E-mailing Coordinator, Shane McDonald (smcdona4@kennesaw.edu).

Also visit the Sturgis Library Information Commons Area and Burruss Building Lab in BB475. These computer labs also have iMacs available for student use.

iMac Computers: Each computer has 20GB of RAM, an SD card reader, and an optical DVD/CD reader/writing drive. Any camcorder connections should be USB ready. (Firewire ports are not available.) Headphones are available for checkout and use within the room. Always connect flash drives and external hard drives to the back side USB ports of the computer—never to the keyboard.
Scanners: There are letter-size flatbed scanners connected to 13 of the 21 computers available for student use. 5 of them have back-lighting adapters for scanning slides, negatives, and transparencies.
Cutters and Light Boxes (VA223): Both horizontal and vertical mat cutters are available in the adjacent room, VA223.
Copystand and Photography Studio with Roll-down Backdrop (VA223): The copy stand is used for photographing two-dimensional works 18x24 in. or smaller. Please make appointments for use of photography studio by E-mailing smcdona4@kennesaw.edu.

LIBRARY: Video DVDs on art-related topics and the latest issues of some of the most popular visual arts and design magazines are also available for use within the room.

SOFTWARE: In addition to Macintosh versions of Microsoft Office, the lab computers are loaded with the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver) as well as 3D imaging software such as Maya and Mudbox.

NEW OPEN STUDENT STUDIO/LOUNGE: VA223 is soon to be converted to an open student space. Please make appointments for use of photography studio in adjacent VA223 by E-Mailing smcdona4@kennesaw.edu.

Request an appointment to photograph artwork for your portfolio

To reserve a time to get assistance using our light studio, please use our Wufoo online form.