Hall-Hildreth IDEAStudio

IDEAStudio is a collaborative venture between the College of Engineering and the College of Visual and Performing Arts, sponsored by Chip Hildreth (electrical engineering, '85) and Susan Hall (art education, '85).

The studio is a digital/multimedia space consisting of multiple computers with CAD programs, a 3D Scanner, a 3D printer, a laser engraver, and a full-length green screen wall for motion capture animation. Equipment is available to all UMass Dartmouth faculty and students with current IDs.

At the Hall Hilldreth IDEAStudio, students can:

  • Rapidly prototype a design
  • Access animation and design software packages such as
    • SolidWorks  
    • Maya
    • Photoshop Creative Suite  
  • Mock-up a team project
  • Explore working with new materials
  • Collaborate with students and faculty from another college or department
  • Work on advanced and capstone projects

Access Policy

The Hall Hildreth IDEAStudio is open to UMass Dartmouth students and faculty with a current UMass Dartmouth ID during the open lab hours.

Contact ideastudio@umassd.edu for a tour and demo of the facility.

The Hall Hildreth IDEAStudio can be reserved for class demonstrations, filming, meetings and other class related activities under the supervision of faculty. Reservation is required one week in advance. Email reservation request to ideastudio@umassd.edu.

Contact the CVPA Dean’s Office (508.999.9295) if you are interested in piloting an IDEAStudio project.