Resources for Making Work


The Logan Media Center

Located in the Lower Level of the Logan Center, the Logan Media Center provides AV equipment, production space, software, and technical training to the UChicago and DoVA community. Its resources include a digital media classroom with digital printers and flatbed scanners, individual editing suites, and a video production room with an infinity wall. In addition, the LMC oversees operations at the Edelstone darkroom, located one block away from the Logan Center, and carries select analogue photographic and filmmaking equipment. The Logan Media Center is also a possible source of student employment for MFA and BA students in DoVA, as well as students interested in art and technology across campus.


Hack Arts Lab

Managed by the Logan Media Center, the Hack Arts Lab (HAL) provides an open-access laboratory for creative digital fabrication and visualization.  This makerspace-styled workshop is designed to support a breadth of activity ranging from undergraduate projects to faculty-led exploration.  


Logan Center Shop

The shop houses equipment for woodworking, hot and cold metal working, vacuum forming, spray painting and resin casting. Hand and portable tools can be borrowed by authorized users at an equipment check-out center located in the shop at the south entrance. In addition, the Logan Center Shop sells supplies for wood, metal, and thermoforming plastics.


The Visual Resources Center

The Visual Resources Center helps instructors and their students find, create, and use images. The Visual Resource Center can offer trained students access to both flatbed scanners and an Imacon Flextight scanner for slides and film.

University Resources for Artistic Research


UChicago Arts Grants & Funding


Student Arts Organizations


Arts, Science & Culture Initiative

The Initiative provides opportunities for scholars, students, and arts practitioners, in multiple domains, to pursue original investigations and explore new modes of artistic production and scientific inquiry. MFA students in DoVA have the opportunity to apply for funding for their artistic research through both Graduate Collaboration Grants and the Graduate Fellows Program.


Arts + Public Life

Directed by DoVA professor Theaster Gates, Arts + Public Life, an initiative of UChicago Arts, builds creative connections on Chicago's South Side through artist residencies, arts education, and artist-led projects and events. Art + Public Life also manages the Arts Incubator.


Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry


The Franke Institute for the Humanities


The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society


The Smart Museum of Art


Special Collections Research Center at the Regenstein Library


The Film Studies Center


Doc Films


Mass Culture Studies Workshop


Research in Art & Visual Evidence (RAVE) Workshop


Festival of the Arts (FOTA)



Artistic Resources in Hyde Park


The Hyde Park Art Center

Hyde Park Art Center has been a leader in advancing contemporary visual art in Chicago since 1939. With an expansive reach and bold personality, the nonprofit organization brings artists and communities together to support creativity at every level. The Hyde Park Art Center offers opportunities for students to take classes and employment opportunities for students with work study. The Hyde Park Art Center also curates Ground Floor, a biennial exhibition of work from recent alumni from the top-rated art schools offering Master of Fine Art degrees in Chicago, including the University of Chicago.


The Renaissance Society

Founded in 1915, it is one of the leading North American venues for international contemporary art, with changing public exhibitions in its galleries throughout the year. The Renaissance Society also offers employment opportunities for students with work study.


Academic Resources


UChicago Grad


UChicago Grad Fellowships Database


Chicago Center for Teaching


Office of Career Advancement


Office of International Affairs


International Student Guide


The Little Red Schoolhouse (Writing Courses)


The Department of Art History


Department of Cinema and Media Studies


Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality


Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture