Roane State Community College
Art Department facilities on the Harriman Campus include a traditional media studio, a computer lab, a traditional darkroom, a photo studio, a gallery and access to state-of-the-art tiered classrooms. The computer lab contains 20 Macintosh computers and peripherals, including scanners, super drives, media ports, and an HP media printer. Digital Video Camcorders and 35mm SLRs are also available for student use.
Instruction in industry standard software is offered in the computer lab and includes the latest version of Adobe Master Collection as well as Maxon Cinema 4D modeling and animation software. Other graphic programs, including Final Cut as well as the Macintosh ilife series are also available to students.
Most classes are taught via group instruction with simultaneous hands-on practice. As students become more advanced, they are encouraged to work independently on advanced projects which utilize specialized software and processes. Furthermore, students are encouraged to bridge the gap between digital and traditional media with printers, scanners, cameras, and digital technologies. Crossover media such as stop-frame and experimental animation are often explored. Students can easily work back and forth in the adjoining labs.