Professional Development & Career Resources There are a wealth of career services opportunities and resources available to Weitzman students, including Individual Advising, Web Resources Tailored for the Weitzman School, Career Connection Day, Workshops and Panels, and many others.
Materials Library The Fisher Fine Arts Materials Library hosts thousands of samples ranging from traditional construction materials to emergent and novel samples such as Vanta Black, electronic paint, and seaweed insulation. The aim of the collection is to bring together innovation and creativity in order to advance conceptualization through tactile exploration, and draws from disciplines across campus.
Fabrication Lab The Fabrication Lab serves as a practical laboratory extension of classroom theory. The Lab is equipped for all phases of woodworking, metalworking, and machining, as well as digital fabrication with CNC routing, laser cutting, and 3D printing. The lab is available to all University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design students and to all students enrolled in ancillary Weitzman courses.
Common Press, The The Common Press is the letterpress and book arts studio at the University of Pennsylvania.
Welding Studio Graduate students have access to a studio with welding and metal work. This is located in one of the three graduate studio buildings. Additional metal working fabrication is available in the PennDesign fabrication lab.
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Nationally and for our graduate fine arts community, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) provides an essential forum for the presentation and documentation of recent developments in the visual arts. Artists who present innovative work at ICA often give lectures and critiques of student work. ICA also hosts a number of public lectures each year by visiting artists participating in the MFA program.
Institutional Collaborators The Fine Arts Department collaborates in public programming and collaborative projects with many of the art institutions in the city of Philadelphia.
Fisher Fine Arts Library The services and collections of the Fisher Fine Arts Library facilitate work in architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, history of art, and fine arts.
Video / Film Resources The video labs are equiped with professional broadcast monitors, Premiere, Avid, the Adobe Creative Suite, Protools, Logic Pro and additional plug-ins and tools for post-production.
Animation Resources Animation resources include computer labs with Wacom tablets, 2D and 3D animation and compositing applications such as Mudbox, Maya, Matchmover, 3ds Max, Premiere, Aftereffects, TV Paint, Flash, and others. DSLR cameras, lighting and grip equipment, sound recording and editing equipment are used wth Dragonframe software for stop-motion animation.
Ceramics The ceramics facilities are equipped for wheel throwing, hand building, mold making and casting, and for work ranging from functional ware to sculptural and architectural projects.
Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery The Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery hosts a variety programs each year including student exhibitions, film series’, collaborative events with outside institutions and special exhibitions featuring visiting artists.
Sculpture Resources The sculpture facilities provide dynamic workspaces for students working in three-dimension design, fabrication and related media.