Arts Facilities

Arts at Collins

Collins features an exciting range of arts and publications studios and equipment, along with lots of arts programming coordinated through our Arts Council.

Our arts facilities foster an atmosphere of creativity that helps to define Collins. Equipment for check-out is handled through the Duty Office, while access to facilities is through the student coordinator for that facility. These coordinators provide training opportunities for students at any level through regular studio open hours. Students can express themselves through events such as theatre productions, open mic nights, and dance workshops. 

Arts facilities located in the Hillcrest Clubhouse (basement level)


Available to any Collinsite who would like to show or view a film. This is a great place to hold events, meetings, and workshops that require film screenings. Enjoy the large screen and surround-sound, as well as comfy couches.

Digital Arts

A space for digital arts at Collins, including access to VR equipment and a drawing tablet.


We have both traditional photography facilities, with two enlargers for printing (stocked with chemistry for black and white photography), and a digital photography lab within the digital arts facility. The digital lab features a Mac computer running Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign; and an exhibition quality printer to prep prints for show in Tate Holt Tower Lounge gallery space. Through the Duty Office, you can also check out both digital and negative film cameras, a 4x5 view camera, and flash equipment and tripods.

Painting/Printmaking space

We have a silk screen printing set-up and materials for printing t-shirts or paper prints. You can also access resources for the visual arts in this studio space.

Textiles studio

This facility has three weaving looms, and a number of sewing machines. The student coordinator offers workshops in knitting, crocheting, sewing, and other fiber arts.

Ceramic pot as it is being formed
Close up of a loom creating a colorful textile

Arts facilities located in the Collins Annex (corner of 9th and Park Ave.)

Audio Production

This equipped studio runs a Mac computer running audio editing software. Students can record spoken word, podcasts, or music tracks. Students can record spoken word, podcasts, or musical tracks. Also available for use through check-out in the Duty Office are high end digital video cameras, tripods, and boom mics.


Our most popular facility features wheels for throwing, a slab table to prepare clay for pinch pots or other clay objects, tools for working, and a kiln for firing. The student activity fee provides the equipment, clay, and glazes. 

Arts at Collins

Check out this vintage video made about the arts at Collins: