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  • Making Resources

  • A student working with 3D printers in the main studio space.
  • Parsons Paris’ Technology Labs offer state-of-the-art production facilities, including machines for laser cutting, 3D printing, 3D scanning, large-format photographic printing, and bookbinding. The labs also lend students equipment that includes photography and audiovisual technology, photographic lighting, virtual and augmented reality devices, and tools for physical computing and electronics prototyping.

    All equipment printing and digital fabrication resources are available to students in all programs, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and experimentation. On-site skilled technicians provide hands-on one-on-one tutorials as well as in-class and extracurricular workshops to help students develop the industry-ready skills they need to enter professional creative careers. 

    First-year students painting in a studio.

    First-Year Studios

    First-Year Studios

    First-year students painting in a studio.

    First-Year Studios have been designed to enable students beginning their journey at Parsons Paris to engage in exploration and interdisciplinary discovery. The studios contain tables for life drawing and an area for making. Each studio is equipped with basic hand tools such as saws, hammers, and drills, which allow faculty to introduce various construction methods, as well as an industrial sewing machine and Stockman mannequins. First-year coordinators and faculty hold class and extracurricular workshops to allow students to develop the skills required for their majors.

      A student developing a photograph in the red light of the dark room.

      Dark Room

      Dark Room

      A student developing a photograph in the red light of the dark room.

      The darkroom allows students to explore analogue photography by providing a space in which to develop black-and-white film. The darkroom is equipped with enlargers, film development tanks, a drying unit, and a digital negative scanning and editing station.  

      Students attend an exhibition at the Project Space at the Saint-Roch campus.

      Project Space

      Project Space

      Students attend an exhibition at the Project Space at the Saint-Roch campus.

      Parsons Paris’ Project Space is a bookable interdisciplinary workspace where students and faculty can experiment and prototype installations, set up photo shoots, hold group critiques, and host public events and exhibitions. Situated at the entrance to the 45 rue Saint-Roch building, this space is located in the heart of Paris, less than 500 meters from the Louvre.

        A group of students work with a professor to produce large-format prints for an exhibition.

        Print Labs

        Print Labs

        A group of students work with a professor to produce large-format prints for an exhibition.

        Parsons Paris offers state-of-the-art printing facilities that enable students to produce industry-level prints. The print labs at both the Saint-Roch and the Romainville sites offer laser printing facilities and are equipped with a Canon C165 printer for daily printing requirements, a Canon V700 printer for booklet finishing, an Epson Surecolor SC-P8500D large-format inkjet printer, an Epson T3100X large-format inkjet printer, and an Epson Surecolor SC-F500 dye sublimation printer. 

        A technician shows a student a camera at the Equipment Checkout Library.

        Equipment Checkout Library

        Equipment Checkout Library

        A technician shows a student a camera at the Equipment Checkout Library.

        Students and faculty can check out a range of equipment and technology to meet their project needs from the Equipment Checkout library, which stocks everything from audiovisual equipment to domestic sewing machines and power tools. Equipment can be checked out for use both on and off campus.  Available equipment includes Canon full- and crop-frame DSLR cameras, Blackmagic video cameras, Olympus analogue photography cameras, tripods, photo studio strobe and continuous lighting equipment, digital projectors, audio recorders, speakers, laptops and Mac minis, and LCD screens for presentations.  

        A student examines a laser-cut piece of wood.

        Laser Cutting

        Laser Cutting

        A student examines a laser-cut piece of wood.

        Parsons Paris offers industry-level Universal Laser Systems VLS machines, which allow students to work with a range of materials in exciting ways. Students can produce projects in wood, plastic, fabric, and leather and engrave metals, glass, and ceramics.

        A closeup of a 3D print of the head of Medusa being held by a student.

        3D Printing

        3D Printing

        A closeup of a 3D print of the head of Medusa being held by a student.

        Parsons Paris’ 3D printing facilities allow students to engage in creative exploration using fused filament fabrication and liquid resin stereolithography fabrication. Students can use a variety of 3D scanning methods to capture 3D model information. Students also have access to the Mobile 3D Modeling Lab,  (link to 3D modelling lab) which houses 20 high-end modeling laptops.

        Someone setting up the smaller vinyl cutter with a gold material to be cut.

        Vinyl Cutting & Pen Plotting Machine

        Vinyl Cutting & Pen Plotting Machine

        Someone setting up the smaller vinyl cutter with a gold material to be cut.

        Our vinyl cutting and pen plotting machine enables students to engage in machine drawing and to cut adhesive and heat-transfer materials such as vinyl. This machine can be used to create stickers, fabric transfers, and paper and card decals. The Graphtec CE-6000 and CE-7000 plotters can be used to cut a range of materials and sizes.

        A student wearing a VR headset manipulates a 3D model using two controllers. The view inside the headset is shown on a screen in the background.

        XR Mobile Lab

        XR Mobile Lab

        A student wearing a VR headset manipulates a 3D model using two controllers. The view inside the headset is shown on a screen in the background.

        The XR Mobile Lab’s VR and AR equipment enables students to explore this burgeoning creative field. The XR Lab is equipped with HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift headsets, iPad Pros for AR and 3D scanning, and 360-degree video cameras.

        Students discuss a 3D model on a laptop screen.

        Mobile 3D Modeling Lab

        Mobile 3D Modeling Lab

        Students discuss a 3D model on a laptop screen.

        This lab houses 20 high-end 3D modelling laptops with software that meets course requirements, including  Clo3D Autodesk, and other applications, which students can use without needing to worry whether their laptops have the correct technical specifications. The lab is also equipped with four desktop rendering stations for students who require the processing power to render digital models.

        Two abstract Riso prints on a table, one is blue and one is red.

        Riso Printing

        Riso Printing

        Two abstract Riso prints on a table, one is blue and one is red.

        Riso Printing is akin to digital screen printing and is used to create stunning graphic designs with a unique textured look and feel. Parsons Paris’ Risograph resources can be moved to a particular studio in accordance with faculty needs. The Risograph is often used in conjunction with Parsons Paris’ bookbinding resources to create zines, postcards, posters, and brochures.

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