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)

Fall (Thanksgiving) Break
11/23 - 11/25/2015
Daytime hours M-W only
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Mac Lab will be closed.


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

Epson Stylus Pro 4800, 4880, and 9900 (Cash Only)
"Cover charge" per file: $2.50 (Any size print on 4800 or 4880. Per linear foot on 9900)
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 $ 2.00 / sheet
8.5 x 11 in. Ultra Premium Photo Luster & Glossy $ 1.00 / sheet
13 x 19 in. Ultra Premium Photo Luster $ 3.00 / sheet
17 x 22 in. Ultra Premium Photo Luster $ 4.00 / sheet
KSU-Supplied Media, Enhanced Matte Paper Roll: $2.50 per linear ft.
44 in. W X 90 in. (maximum) H
More paper choices may be available upon request from KSU employees. Students should ask their professors to have additional media ordered.

Hours & Special Closings


  9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.,
  3:15 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  1-4 p.m.
  1-4 p.m.

M 9/28, 9:30 - noon, 3 - 5 p.m.
W 9/30, 3 - 5 p.m.
T 10/6, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Th 10/8, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun. 11/1, 1-4 p.m.
M 11/16, 9 a.m. - noon, 3 - 5 p.m.
W 11/18, 9 a.m. - noon, 3 - 5 p.m.
T 11/17, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Th 11/19, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m, 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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 12GB 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.
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.