The Visual Resource Commons' primary holding is a Digital Image Collection of upwards to 100,000 JPEG and TIFF files. Used by Department professors for instruction, as well as research, and by students for study and classroom projects, the digital image collection is a dynamic resource and is the focus of an ongoing access initiative.
The DVD/Video Collection of over 700 items focuses on art documentaries, studio techniques, general history, and special topics to support classroom instruction and personal research. Cataloged in a circulation database, this collection can be searched online and accessed in the VRC by students for class assignments or personal enrichment. Faculty, graduate students, and staff may checkout the holdings for classroom and research purposes.
The Film Script Collection, created especially for student circulation, has 315 items and is used in course assignments.
The BFA Collection, consisting of artwork, artist-statements, and resumes of graduating seniors since 1996, is available for student reference and is maintained for archival documentation.
Three large donations of gallery/museum exhibitions materials create the Exhibition Collection. These materials, database-documented and archivally housed, are available for research and classroom use.
A small non-circulating reference library of art history texts, journals, and other art-related materials is available for students, staff and faculty.
The Department Image Archives, an ongoing analog-to-digital project, documents the history of the Department. Once digitized, this collection will be available through Research Commons, the campus institutional repository offered by the UTA Library. A growing part of the archives is the MFA thesis documentation.