New Media

The New Media emphasis of our Studio Art program encourages students to explore interdisciplinary relationships and the fusion of new and emerging technologies with a traditional studio arts practice. We explore methods of virtual craft and digital fabrication as well as working with all types of time-based media and installation. There is an intense focus on craft, exhibition, and how to apply learned techniques and knowledge as an artist after graduating from TCU.

The New Media studio houses a fully stocked Robotics and Engineering lab where students can work/hack/make interactive and robotic components for their projects, complete with soldering stations and a small bandsaw and tool cabinet. The Fabrication Lab contains many high-end tools, which are in constant use by students from all areas.

Fused Deposition Modeling Printers:

  • Makerbot Replicator Dual
  • Ultimaker 2 Extended
  • RepRap Prusa Mendel
  • Type A Series 1

Stereolithographic Printer:

  • Formlabs Form1

CNC Mill:

  • Othermachine Co. Othermill

Laser Cutter/Engraver:

  • Spirit GLS 24”x36” 80watt laser cutter/engraver

Embroidery Machine:

  • Brother PE770 with digitizing software and assortment of threads
“Studio Art opened up many doors for me both personally and professionally ... When people see TCU on my resume it generates a positive response--I'm proud to have been a student there and I am continually reminded of the benefits it has brought my career.”

– Rachel Blackburn Cozad, B.A. '89