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The IMGD department offers a wide range of studio facilities and resources and opportunities to help our students stay informed, take control of their education, and create compelling works of media.

 

 

 

 

 

Labs & Locations

Intentional Design Studio

The Intentional Design Studio (IDeaS) brings together artists and developers to work on innovative projects. Students and professionals alike work together using the newest hardware and software technologies in AR, VR, Mobile App Development, and simulation design. Here you can complete projects in medical imaging, architectural engineering, educational app development, simulated environments, augmented realities, and so much more.

Worcester Center for Crafts

Our program partners with the Worcester Center for Crafts, a non-profit community-based arts organization, where our students are able to take courses in glassblowing and ceramics. The Worcester Center for Crafts also hosts a number of IMGD events for students and faculty alike, such as the Computational Crafting Symposium.

Fuller Art Studio & ZooLab

In Fuller 222’s art studio, IMGD students have access to 24 computer stations, each equipped with the hardware and software necessary for digital art projects, including Wacom Cintiq pen displays. A smaller version of this studio, IMGD’s ZooLab, can be found in Fuller A21. Both studios are accessible 24/7 with student and faculty keycards.

Foisie Innovation Studio

At the Foisie Innovation Studio on campus, our students have access to makerspaces and prototype labs equipped with 3D printers, WPI’s Global Lab video recording suite, and a large vestibule display screen for showcasing their work to the WPI community.

Students Experience Flight Simulator in Foisie Innovation Studio

Digital Art & Fabrication Studio (FabLab)

IMGD’s FabLab in Fuller A17 provides students with a wide array of equipment for their projects, including green screens, VR setups, 3D printers and scanners, sewing machines, cooperative computer stations, and Wacom Cintiq displays. With 24-hour keycard access, students have the freedom to work in the FabLab at any time.

Paper Prototyping Studio & Graduate Lounge

At the paper prototyping studio and graduate lounge in Fuller A25, IMGD students can conduct meetings around large conference tables, construct paper prototypes, and even play games with other students on TV screens—for research purposes only, of course! Like our other IMGD labs, the paper prototyping studio and graduate lounge is accessible to students with keycards 24/7.

Interaction Lab

The IMGD Interaction Lab in Fuller B16 has all the equipment students need for data visualization, music computerization, and computational crafts. The Interaction Lab is open 24/7 for students with keycards.

Academic Resources

IMGD Equipment

All of the PCs in our IMGD labs are equipped with an i7-8700K @3.70GHz CPU, 64GB RAM, 1TB SSD primary hard drive, 2TB 7200 RPM secondary hard drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.

  • Hardware

    In addition to the hardware available in our IMGD labs, the following equipment is available for rental from WPI's Academic Technology Center for IMGD students:

    • Electronic Kits
    • Hard Drives
    • Cameras/Camcorders
    • Audio Equipment
    • IMGD Tripods
    • Virtual Reality Equipment

    For more information, visit the ATC’s IMGD Equipment catalog on Canvas.

  • Software

    All IMGD computer stations are equipped with the following software for IMGD students:

    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Mathcad 15
    • Arduino IDE
    • Substance Designer
    • Substance Painter
    • Unreal Engine
    • Substance Bitmap2Material
    • Matlab
    • Cycling 74 Max
    • Maya
    • RenPy
    • Unity
    • ZBrush
    • Marvelous Designer 9
    • Dynamixyz Performer
    • 3ds Max
    • AutoCAD
    • KeyShot
    • Twine
  • Games

    WPI’s George C. Gordon Library hosts a collection of board games, computer and console games, and special collections games that are purchased at the request of students and faculty for research. Looking for a particular game to check out? See the library’s full list!