New Facility Provides Place for Innovation

Students and faculty from the Arkansas Tech University Department of Art hosted an open house for a new game and three-dimensional design laboratory space at the Russellville campus on Thursday, April 27.

The facility, located across from McDonald’s at 1111 N. Arkansas Ave. in Russellville, includes space for video game design and study, green screen and motion capture technology, conference rooms for project planning and three-dimensional printing capabilities.

“The idea behind this is that most big technology companies started in a house or a garage,” said Dr. Jeff Woods, dean of the ATU College of Arts and Humanities. “We want to mirror that opportunity for our students. We want this to be a place where engineering, theater, science, broadcasting students…any student that can make use of three-dimensional design…can participate in innovation and entrepreneurship, including and beyond game design.”

Arkansas Tech offered course work toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in game and interactive media design for the first time during the 2016-17 academic year.

Learn more about the ATU Department of Art.

Game & Interactive Design Open House | 4/27/17