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Academic Support

The Crafts Center is more than a space for extracurricular endeavors—we also provide academic support to NC State students, organizations and departments.

The Crafts Center offers facilities and instruction for students completing projects in academic classes and labs. Contact us to find out how we can be of assistance!

E101 Students

Locations and Studio Pass Information

Students in E101 (Introduction to Engineering and Problem Solving) frequently take advantage of our work space and tools to create their design projects.

Do you need access to basic woodworking equipment to complete an assignment? Or do you simply need the service of having cuts made for you? Whether in support of an individual or group, we offer the following services:

Wood Studio Services

At no charge, arrangements can be made for one of our shop staff to make cuts for project work. Please plan ahead and enter the shop with high respect for safety.

Work Space

With prior notice and planning, the Wood Studio will be made available for use by student project teams. Woodshop machine operations during this time will be limited.

Studio Passes

Studio passes are available for wood, clay, glass, jewelry and metals, photography and lapidary disciplines. If you’re proficient in any of these areas, you may purchase a studio pass that allows you to work on your own following completion of a studio orientation. For the Wood Studio, all participants must have medical insurance.


To arrange a meeting time or to learn more about academic support, contact one of the Crafts Center staff.

The Crafts Center is located in the lower level of Thompson Hall. Our entrance is on Jensen Drive, across from Cates Avenue and the Coliseum Parking Deck.