Art & Design
Computer Studio


Questions and problems? Contact Adam Shimun (office: AD 88; email:

* Only students taking courses in Art and Design may use the studios.
* The studio is for working. Do not use equipment for entertainment such as games or movies.
* Use assigned lab whenever possible, labs are assigned by individual classes. The exception is Room 73, which is available for all students and not affected by a class schedule.
* Do not bring food or drink into the lab!

* Yield the specialized workstations to students in the courses for which the workstations were configured. For example, yield video workstations to students whom need to work on video projects.
* Please use the web with responsibility and courtesy for your fellow students.
* Do not display material on screen which may be offensive to your neighbor.
* Use quiet headphones for music, and keep conversation quiet.
* If you have a cell phone and must answer it, answer it in the hallway, NOT in the lab.

* Do not move or re-configure any hardware component of any workstation including headphones.
* Do not install any software.
* Do not copy software to or from any workstation.
* Do not unplug cables, reconfigure devices, or open a workstation.

* Storing files on the hard drive is done at your own risk – files may be deleted without notice. *  * Files stored on the desktop will be automatically deleted. Files stored on the hard drive must be stored in the Student Documents folder.
* Keep a back up of all your work, which means the file exists in two places. The university is not liable for any data lost due to equipment failure or damaged disks. The Art & Design File Servers (artserver3, artserver4) are for temporary storage only - your storage access and management will be handled by your instructor. Be aware of deadlines for removing and backing up your files.

Each student must pay for prints (including your own mistakes) following the current card system. Purchase print cards from the Purchasing Co-op Bookkeeper in the Art & Design Office, during bookkeeper hours. 

Report any problems or concerns to the monitor on duty, and/or to your instructor. If your question is not answered, report any problems or concerns to the studio director (contact info above).



Several printers are available at the lab monitors station at the entry to the Computer Studios and available during open lab hours.

Print cards are available in 6 and 12 punch increments.

STUDENTS MUST PAY FOR EVERY PRINT - if you are not confident you can get a successful print please contact you professor for help. If a print error is obviously a printer problem you will have an opportunity to reprint in class.



Print Prices: 6 punch card = $7.50; 12 punch card = $15.00
* Large format Canon Pro-4000 [6 Punches per linear foot - measure length only]
* Canon Pro 2000 [3 Punches 24x12 Satin, 24x12 Matte]

(Note: Printed versions of these documents are available at the print stations. Please follow the steps to ensure consistent prints and prevent errors.)

Printing from Photoshop in the Computer Studios - Instructions

Printing from Illustrator in the Computer Studios - Instructions

Printing in the Photography Studios - Instructions


Connecting to the Art & Design fileservers with MacOS

*** If you are not in one of the computer studios, you will have to connect with the VPN client (Cisco VPN) for these steps to work ***

Step 1
Use the GO menu and select "Connect to Server."


Select a server from the list provided or type the server name into the "Select Address" field.
The name could be either "" or "" depending on what class you are enrolled in.


Enter your Class ID and password which was given to you by your instructor and click "Connect."


Step 2
Your Class File Server will appear as an icon on the desktop or in the sidebar of any open window and you can copy files to and from the sever. (Note: on a laptop, it may not show up on the desktop. This can be turned on/off in Finder-> Preferences -> Show Connected Servers on Desktop.)

Step 3
Once connected, you will be able to browse the files on your class server. Your instructor will inform you in which directory your files may be stored. Be sure you use descriptive names when saving to avoid confusion. Using part of your name and/or initials or creating a folder of your own to keep your files in can help tremendously.

Be sure to disconnect from the server when you are finished by either:
dragging it to the trash (which will change to an eject icon);
or control-click (right-click) on the server disk and select "Eject."

Mapping a Network drive with Windows

*** You will have to connect with the VPN client (Cisco VPN) for these steps to work ***

Step 1
Open File Explorer from the task bar or the Start menu.

Select "This PC" on the left. Then select the "Computer" tab at the top.


Select "Map Network Drive."

Map Network Drive

For Windows 11, click the "three dots" at the top and select "Map Network Drive":


Step 2
Type in the appropriate server in the "Folder" field.
It should read like: "\\\class_name"
Note: Be sure to use the appropriate artserver (artserver2 or artserver3) for your class.

Check the "Reconnect" and "Connect using different credentials" (***Very important***)

The Drive you select should be unused -- usually W, X, Y, or Z.

Login credentials

Step 3
When prompted, fill in the course login name and password. Optionally, click the "Remember my credentials" checkbox to avoid having to re-login each time the server is used.
Verify Login

If you see a window that does not allow you to enter the login name (it will likely be filled with your Windows account name), click the "Use a different account" button underneath to allow entry of the class login name. Different Account

Step 4
When correctly mapped, the server should show up in the list of drives/folders for your computer.