COVID-19 and Studio/Lab Use Update

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Limited open studio labs spaces: information for students.

Keep in mind that campus-wide school closures supersede these plans.

Also you will not required by any faculty member to come to school to use these facilities.  All courses will be online starting on March 19th.   An assignment completed at home will be graded the same as one completed at school! 

If you come to use the open hours please wash or sanitize your hands before entering the facilities

Emergency Sculpture Studio plan:

  • Your courses will be online. You are not required to be on campus . 
  • Use of the studios is optional.  Students will be able to complete all assignments without reliance on the tools or sculpture facilities. 
  • Until March 19th: No open hours in the sculpture studios.  Students are not allowed to access the studios or work independently unless they are having a brief meeting with an instructor to obtain course materials.  Students are not obligated to come to campus for any meetings or to pick up materials.  They can discuss alternatives with instructors. 
  • After March 19th: We will assess whether the studios can reopen to students in a limited capacity.  If the studios reopen we will post the limited schedule. 
  • students will create & submit ALL work digitally via dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc.  This will be defined by each instructor with input from their students.
  • Reminder: if you feel sick or have been potentially exposed you should not come to college, you should isolate yourselves, follow doctors’ instructions about the virus, and stay at home.
  • The CLT is not available for instructional purposes.

Emergency Printmaking Lab Plan

  •  Follow the online class structure that CUNY has formally implemented; use completely remote instruction that does not require you to be physically present on campus for class. 
  • Create & submit ALL your work digitally via dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc.
  • The labs will be open beginning March 19th, for the normal days and times as long as our monitors are able, and while you can finish an assignment there, you must have an online choice – you must not be forced to come to campus.  The Printmaking lab is open Monday 10:30-2am, Tuesday 12-4, Wednesday 10-2 and 6:30-10:30pm, Thursday 1:30-5:30, Saturday 11-3 and Sunday 2-6  If the situation worsens then lab access will  become more limited.
  •  No assignments can require the check out of BC equipment. You may come to campus to pick up consumable (non-equipment checkout items) that have been previously ordered specifically for your class,  but you must have options that do not necessitate such travel.
  • You must have a signed lab agreement form on file agreeing not to do anything that you have not already done in class and are comfortable doing on your own. Lab monitors are not there to teach.
     
  • Reminder:  if you feel sick or have been potentially exposed you should not come to college, you should follow doctors’ instructions on how to deal with the virus , isolate yourselves and stay at home.
  • The CLT or monitor is not available for instructional purposes.

Emergency Digital Art Labs plan:

  •  Follow the online class structure that CUNY has formally implemented; use completely remote instruction that does not require you to be physically present on campus for class.
  • Create & submit ALL work digitally via dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive, etc.
  • The labs will be open for limited periods only, and while you can finish an assignment there, you must have an online choiceyou must not be forced to come to campus.  The Digital Art Labs will be open: 12PM-5PM Mon and Weds | Fridays 11AM-3PM.  If the situation worsens then lab access will  become more limited.
  •  No assignments can require the check out of BC equipment. You may come to campus to pick up consumable (non-equipment checkout items) that have been previously ordered specifically for their class,  but you must have options that do not necessitate such travel. 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud licensing: This is something the campus ITS manages. Right now the campus is “device licensed”, which means the physical computers are licensed but not the student’s Adobe account. We will see if ITS can temporarily give students access outside of campus. If not, then you should be able to run a 30 day Adobe CC trial with an email account, once the trial is expired they should be able to use another e-mail / account to get another 30 day trial.
  • Maya + Arnold Rendering: you have free access to Autodesk products online – if you need to render animations you can do so via “Sequencing Rendering” and let your personal computers do this at night while you are sleeping.
  • Most other software used in the labs is free (or has a 30 day trial period) and can be downloaded and installed by you.
  • If you have projects that need to be printed:  submit digital versions for the time being – the files can be printed later.
     
  • if you feel sick or have been potentially exposed you should not come to college, you should isolate yourselves, follow doctors’ instructions and stay at home.
  • The CLT is not available for instructional purposes.

Tentative  Emergency Photography Lab plan:

·         Follow the online class structure that CUNY has formally implemented; use completely remote instruction from your professors that does not require you to be physically present on campus for class.

·        Use of the studios is optional.  You must be able to complete all assignments without reliance on the facilities at the college

·        Until March 19th: No open hours in the photography lab studios.   You are not obligated to come to campus for any meetings or to pick up materials.  You should follow the instructions given by the teachers 

·        After March 19th: The photography labs will be open as follows:

for ALL Photo students the darkrooms will be open:

MONDAYS 12-5pm

WEDNESDAYS 12 -5pm

FRIDAYS  11-3pm

·        Create & submit ALL work digitally via dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive,  etc.  This will be defined by each instructor with input from you.

·        Remember if you feel sick or have been potentially exposed you should not come to college, you should isolate yourselves, follow doctors’ instructions and stay at home.

*   The CLT is ABSOLUTELY not available for instructional purposes of any kind.

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