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The Digital Imaging Center is a treasury of technological resources assembled in one location, serving full-time, matriculated undergraduate students majoring in advertising and graphic design as well as students registered in classes held in the DIC. 

Part of the creative process is the final output and execution of work. The industry-standard printers and copiers of the DIC Studio provide the electronic and manual tools to bring projects to life.

The lab is closed during the winter break and for two weeks prior to the summer session as well as the two weeks at the end of the summer. Students must pay a summer lab fee in order to use the lab during the summer.

Hours
Monday – Friday  Saturday  Sunday
8:30am – 12:30am 10am – 9:30pm 12noon – 9:30pm

ID Cards

All currently enrolled SVA students must have a valid SVA Student ID Card with current stickers to enter any of SVA’s buildings. A DIC sticker is also required upon entering the Digital Imaging Center. Students may obtain ID cards/stickers at the Registrar's office, located at 209 East 23rd Street. Students should get their IDs as soon as possible.  Please keep your SVA ID card with you at all times!

Lab Rules

To follow Lab rules ensures a healthy, safe and productive environment for all of SVA’s students, faculty and staff.  

  • Food and drinks are not permitted on computer desks at any time, including bottled water.
  • The installing of software is not allowed on any of the DIC computers. This causes computer malfunctions and virus outbreaks. Students may request a Systems Administrator to install particular software on a specific machine. Please note this request may also be denied.
  • Smoking is not permitted. In accordance with New York State law, smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building. This includes the stairwells and bathrooms. Students must go outside to smoke.
  • Do not connect, disconnect, or remove any piece of DIC equipment from a computer system.
  • Consult a lab assistant or Systems Administrator if it is necessary to change a system configuration.  
  • Do not print out manuals or long tutorials.
  • Try to conserve paper and save a few trees!
  • Please be courteous when using your cell phones in the lab during free time. Please note you can be asked to finish your conversation outside of a lab room.
Save your data as frequently as you work.

You are responsible for your data. Save your data frequently as you work.

Back up early and back up often. It is advisable to purchase some sort of additional external storage devices to back up your work early and often.

The department is not responsible for any work or data that may be lost either from our regular maintenance or because of system failures, etc. Be sure to save multiple backup copies in more than one place.

Lounge Areas

These shared spaces should be kept clean at all times. Please be respectful of others, the rooms and these common spaces are shared by all in the DIC.

Lost and Found

Items found in the lab will be placed in the Lost and Found, located at the front office.

Theft

The Digital Imaging Center is wired with HD security cameras. 

Respect for the property of others is expected at all times. Report any missing items or other security issues to a member of the administrative staff or the security guard on duty. Unfortunately, sometimes thefts do occur, so please be mindful of all your belongings (keep purses, hard drives, and other valuables with you). We are not responsible for unattended items or missing items. 

Visitors

Students wishing to bring outside visitors to the lab must fill out a Request For Access form and fax it to the SVA Security Office at least 24 hours in advance for approval. Visitors will not be allowed access without prior approval from SVA Security Office. Additionally, all guests must sign in at the guards’ desk and provide a current SVA ID and valid form of identification.

Staff

Stephen Alvarado
Lead Manager
Digital Imaging Center 5th and 6th floor
salvarado@sva.edu
212.592.2023

Andrew Gaska
Weekend Manager
Digital Imaging Center, 5th floor
agaska@sva.edu
212.592.2860

Alexandra Sullivan
Systems Administrator
Digital Imaging Center, 5th floor
asullivan1@sva.edu
212.592.2079

Viveca Diaz
Coordinator
Digital Imaging Center, 5th floor
vdiaz@sva.edu
212.592.2780

Joe Jones
Studio Manager
Digital Imaging Center, 6th floor
jjones@sva.edu
212.592.2152

Angel Ibanez
Assistant Studio Manager
Digital Imaging Center, 6th floor
aibanez@sva.edu
212.592.2213

Jason Ng
Assistant Studio Manager - Evening
Digital Imaging Center, 6th floor
jng2@sva.edu
212.592.2291

Christopher Lane
Weekend Production Coordinator
Digital Imaging Center, 6th floor
clane3@sva.edu
212.592.2292

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