Building & Facilities

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Facility Hours

The Painting Room

A critique in the painting room

Visual Arts
and Studios



Monday - Thursday
7:45 a.m. - 11 p.m.
7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
(weekend hours begin 1/18/14)


(to registered students only)
Monday - Thursday 11 p.m. - 2 a.m.
(Begins Mon., 2/3/14)
Visitors to campus:
We recommend that you make an appointment so we can possibly give you a tour of the studios.

Mac Computer
Open Lab


Learn more about
the Mac Lab...


Monday - Thursday
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
(begins 1/13/14)
Saturday and Sunday
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(weekend hours begin 1/18/14)
The VARC computers are available for students during VARC hours.
Please contact Shane McDonald (
to express need for any additional Mac Lab hours.
Also visit the Sturgis Library Information Commons Area and Burruss Building Lab in BB475. These computer labs also have iMacs available for student use.

Visual Arts
Resource Center


Learn more about
the VARC...


Open to students for
computing, printing, art copywork, study and research.
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
open 24hrs/day
for visual arts facult
Due to limited personnel,
this room is available for students
and visitors only when
the door is open or by appointment.


Late Night Access Hours (for registered students and employees only)
11 p.m. - 2 a.m. Monday - Thursday (Begins Mon., 2/3/14)

Spring Break Building Hours:
Sat. 3/29/14 and Sun. 3/30/14 (building closed to students this weekend)
Mon., 3/31/14 - Fri., 4/4/14, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(No classes. The Mac Lab and Visual Arts Resource Center will be closed to students unless needs for additional hours are expressed to Shane McDonald by March 1, 2014)

MLK Birthday Holiday: Mon., 1/20/14 (building closed to students)

Last Day of Classes: Wed., 4/30/14

Last Night for Late Night Access: Wed., 4/30/14

Last Day for Weekend Hours: Sun., 5/4/14

Last Day of Finals: Wed., 5/7/14
Hours of some facilities may change during Final Exams.

Visual Arts Building

Completed in 2001, the Visual Arts Building is a state-of-the-art, 3-level facility of 32,000 square feet that provides studio space, computer labs, and classrooms for art education and art history. The building also contains the School of Art and Design administration office, faculty suites, an open Macintosh Computer Lab (VA Rm. 224), and the Visual Arts Resource Center (VA Rm. 223).

This multi-story building is organized into three distinct elements: a large high-bay studio component, a classroom and computer lab component, and a dynamic multi-story atrium space. The studio component contains areas for welding, sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, papermaking and photography. The classroom area provides for computer graphics studios, art education labs and meeting rooms. The atrium area provides for the display of artwork, student locker spaces, and student gathering areas. Sloping hallways with handrails allow for ADA access.

Floor Plan of Visual Arts Building at KSU
View a floor plan (300kb PDF)
of the Visual Arts building

KSU Arts District

Download the KSU Arts District Map

The use of industrial materials sets the mood of the building, along with exposed structures and concrete floors, exposed mechanical systems and ramped hallways. This unique building won a first place award from the Georgia Chapter of the American Concrete Institute. College Planning & Management magazine has recognized it for “Outstanding Architecture and Design in Education.”

Spacious outdoor patio areas provide popular gathering places for students to talk or study together. Drawing and painting classes sometimes meet on the patio areas when the weather permits. The area behind the building is a park-like setting of native plants and rock walls with walkways providing multiple access points to the downstairs studios.


The Visual Arts 2nd floor Atrium Visual Arts Patio

The atrium and patio of the Visual Arts Building

Second floor of Visual Arts Building at Kennesaw State University

The second floor hall with lockers for students


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Art and Design Students can begin to register for “Late Night Access” at the beginning of the semester in the School of Art and Design Office (RM 202).