The Common Press is the letterpress and book arts studio at the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.
Graduate students have 24 hour access to their own dedicated studios.
The photography resources include conventional wet labs, high-level digital photography studios, large-format archival inkjet printers, Hasselblad Flextight film scanners, and private studios.
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.
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.
The Fine Arts Department collaborates in public programming and collaborative projects with many of the art institutions in the city of Philadelphia.
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.
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.
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