One of the newer buildings on campus, the Art and Journalism Building provides more than 57,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classroom and studio space for the Department of Art.
AJ has become a major focal point of campus life at Ball State. The building's first floor includes an impressive dining and food court area, the main university bookstore, a coffee shop, and the Department of Art's Atrium Gallery, a high-profile space for students, faculty, and visiting artists to display their work.
Classrooms and Studios
The department's classrooms and studios are organized around a central atrium, connected to the ground floor with major circulation corridors that create two "first floors" and allow students to travel at a diagonal throughout the building. Art education classrooms, photography studios, art history classrooms, visual resources, and computer labs are located on the second floor and are grouped with faculty offices. Visual communication studios as well as electronic art and animation studios are located on the third floor.
Two-dimensional art studios are located on the upper floors to optimize the natural lighting scheme. Faculty offices are grouped directly across from the studio spaces, making faculty easily accessible to students.
The three-dimensional studios are located on the first floor in a one-story construction that allows for a more efficient, industrial character of space, and provides ground-floor access for heavy art objects and an adjacent outdoor working space for sculpture and ceramics.
And an Art Museum
Not far across campus is one of the nation's largest and finest university art museums, with a collection of nearly 11,000 works of art valued at more than $40 million. Learn more about the David Owsley Museum of Art.
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