Technology / Computer Center


The School of Art Computer Center (SOACC) provides a productive working environment for students enrolled in the School of Art, Art History, and Design. The lab provides computers equipped with the latest creative and productivity software, printers, scanners, plotters, as well as a wide variety of technology available for checkout. The School of Art encourages students to take advantage of lab resources for educational and collaborative purposes. Available equipment.


To print at a small scale (black and white laser, color laser, and small inkjet) payment is processed via the Creative Communications system (Copy Centers). Use your husky card to print on these printers. Options and pricing. To print to the SOACC plotters, there are several payment methods available (note SOACC staff do not accept cash or check payments). 1) You can submit cash or check to the School of Art Fiscal office in room 102 of the Art Building between 8:00am and 4:00pm Mon through Fri; 2) You can use the online PayFlow system – Note that there is a surcharge applied to cover the costs of this service. 3) Mobile Virtual Merchant payment system (VISA or MasterCard swipe) by SOACC managerial staff. Be sure to check plot pricing on the lab board or online here –> Options and pricing.


Manuals for software, cd burners, digital cameras and other peripherals are available for checkout at the front desk with valid student ID. Equipment checked out from the SoACC is generally on a 3-day basis — this includes digital cameras and video cameras as well as all other available items. Some equipment such as compact flash card readers are for use within the lab space only.


Students are responsible for repair or replacement costs related to damage, theft, or loss of all equipment checked out from the SoACC. This includes digital cameras and digital video cameras. Please be careful with these devices so that they continue to be available for use.


All personal work must be saved on your student Dante account, UW Drive, USB mini-drive, CD/R, CD/RW, DVD-R disks, or external hard drive.  If you need assistance with systems or software in the lab please see one of the lab monitors.


Policies regarding use of the School of Art Computing Labs can be found here


Art Building, room 229
Administrative Office: Art Building, room 245


Mon - Thurs from 8:00am to 10:00pm
Fri - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sat - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Closed during all school breaks and on UW holidays

Current Class Schedule


Phone: 206-543-9143