The new 2D area, which will be on the upper level of the new facility, will include spacious painting, printmaking, architecture, drawing, and design studios all housed in an open, flexible arts loft arrangement. The 3D program, located on the lower level, will be expanded to include large ceramics and sculpting studios as well as a new welding studio and a glass workshop where students will learn glass blowing and cold-glass techniques.
Following the Moore renovation, work will begin on transforming the current Freeman Student Center into a new art gallery, art storage area and digital photography center.
On the lower level of the building the photography program will have two new studios. These two classroom studios will allow students to explore the medium of photography through film, digital and computer-based techniques. The placement of a classroom beside the art storage room will allow students a hands-on study of works from the permanent collection in the climate controlled area as well as participate in study sessions during exhibitions in the upstairs gallery.