The Department of Art and New Wight Gallery are housed in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects.
Departmental facilities include loft-like painting and drawing studios with natural lighting and open-air ventilation; an 11,000 sq. foot indoor/outdoor sculpture studio, tool room, resource area, and exhibition space; color and black-and-white projection rooms and enlargers for photographic work, including a horizontal mural enlarger and a 52” color processor; a fully-equipped indoor/outdoor ceramic lab and exhibition/work space for large-scale projects; and printmaking facilities for intaglio, relief, and lithography processes. Additionally, the department offers a computer lab with Macintosh computers equipped for digital photography, video editing, and DVD production; flatbed scanners for film and reflective media up to 8 ½" x 11"; and a 44" wide inkjet printer.
All MFA students are offered the use of individual studios off-campus in the Warner building, a 45,000 square-foot facility in nearby Culver City. In addition to individual studio spaces, the Warner Building houses photography, sculpture, ceramics, and computer labs, as well as an open space for gallery, classroom, or lecture use. Although the Department of Art does not offer graduate level courses in the summer, the graduate studios are open year-round.