In the Digital Studio, students learn that just because the world is digital doesn’t mean it can’t be one of creative expression and beauty. Workstations equipped with Wacom Cintiq tablets give students the chance to experiment with the balance between traditional visual arts and digital effects, in a studio space designed for sharing, critiquing, and learning together.
The Center for Innovation and Design (CID) is a place for collaboration, for creativity, and for the discovery of new capacities within students and faculty alike.
As part of their visit to campus, the Leonieke Jazz Trio recorded a version of “Summertime” in the Center for Innovation & Design featuring senior vocalist Maya Bhide ’23. The music was recorded and mixed by MBS students in Dr. John Girvin’s Studio Recording class.
Whether creating film scores, recording their own songs, imagining soundscapes for installations, or reframing and refocusing a scene in their newest film short, students in the post-production studio have access to professional technology and professional expertise in mixing and editing audio and video media.
The Audio Studio, with a dedicated audio recording booth, changes how sound can be captured on campus. Percussion and string ensemble performances, spoken word poetry, podcasts, and even physics experiments can hear themselves, and let others hear them, better than ever before.
In the Video Studio, students can control lighting, camera angle, and work against green screen backdrops to produce a range of video media, whether a live journalism broadcast or a dramatic special effect.
Students and teachers in the makerspace prototype, sketch, slice, glue, draw in vectors, cut with lasers, and print in 3-D to work through the challenges and possibilities of design and fabrication.
Aimed at more traditional forms of fabrication, the Artisan Studio enables students to design and create in metal, stained glass, and jewelry. Joined by double doors to the makerspace, this studio encourages collaboration in mixed-media 3D design.
Graphic Design class presents their MBS stickers to a panel of faculty judges
Students discuss the creative process of designing a light fixture
Leonieke Jazz Trio conducts workshop and records in the CID
Architecture students present their projects before panelists
Classes collaborate in the CID to create playing cards
Students design client-specific mountain homes