The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Interdisciplinary Digital Studio (IDS) Facilities

IDS computer and peripheral labs are available 24 hours a day to the entire IDS community, and are primarily used and designed for student work and instructional purposes. Users have access to Apple PowerMac G5 workstations equipped with the latest versions of digital video, desktop publishing, 3-D rendering, Web site authoring, animation, multimedia, graphic, and audio software. Workstations are equipped with various peripherals for scanning, film recording, CD/DVD authoring, and digital video editing.

In addition to general iDs facilities, we offer a number of program-specific labs including: Large Format Printing, Physical Computing, Sound Recording and Rapid Prototyping.

IDS/New Media resources include:

10 Large format scanners
2 Film and slide scanners
1 Digital film/slide burner
2 Large format color ink-jet plotters
3 Medium format color ink-jet printers
3 Black and white laser printers
6 Mini DV decks
1 MDX CNC milling machine and 3D scanner
1 Stratasys rapid prototyping machine