Class of 1941 at 2001 Reunion

The ’41 Studio

Poster with information about the Class of 1941.The Class of 1941 Studio for Student Communication opened in January 2004 thanks to a generous million-dollar gift honoring the class’s 60th anniversary in 2001. Combining teaching and research, the Studio fosters oral, written and digital communication. By providing customized project space for work groups, state-of the-art multimodal communication tools and software and additional space for guest speakers and other events, the Studio enriches student collaboration and communication.

Entering the Studio, visitors are greeted in the office and reception areas, which contain a display of books and handouts for the public. The Production and Design Studio occupies the next room and offers a large collaborative space designed to facilitate the production, discussion, design, revision and completion of projects. The conference room serves as a meeting space available to faculty and student organizations. With abundant collaborative space and technology, the 1941 Studio serves as an essential tool for many events and classes held at Clemson University. A partnership with Adobe has presented the Studio with many other technological benefits, allowing students access to programs including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro and enabling students to use these programs for writing, art and design.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, the Pearce Center and Class of 1941 Studio for Student Communication were moved from Daniel Hall due to building renovations and are now housed in the new Humanities Hall building. Despite the move, the Studio was able to host a wide range of events, from meetings and classes to workshops, presentations and photo shoots.