The computer labs play an important role in the college’s effort to educate students to be visually, verbally, and technologically accomplished. CVA’s curriculum strives to establish a balance between teaching students the technical skills needed to generate complex visual work, while enabling them to envision the creative possibilities of the computer as an artistic medium.
Students at CVA have access to five networked Macintosh computer labs with file servers, color scanners, and high quality black and white laser printers. The computer labs are open extended hours for student use for class assignments.
CVA provides a unique environment to explore, research, create, and learn. The college’s high-speed internet link allows students in the computer labs to draw upon the extensive information resources the internet makes available. Students have access to creative elements such as images, sounds and text, as well as, photo and film archives, and electronic art galleries at web sites throughout the world. In addition, internet-based research tools and library databases assist with research for scholarly papers.