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The Media Commons (MC) is a University-wide initiative designed to enrich students' academic lives by creating digital content for their coursework. The Media Commons will provide all Penn State locations with common sets of computing tools, support materials, and opportunities to create digital media of all kinds. The Media Commons will also help to educate faculty, staff, and students about the appropriate uses of digital media.

Penn State Beaver Location
Studio:  Room 12, Michael Baker Building

Editing Stations:  Campus Library

Penn State Beaver Hours
The MC Studio is open when the Michael Baker Building is open. If the lab is needed after the building is closed, students can contact Police Services to request access.

The MC editing stations are open when the Campus Library is open.

FAQ
Q: How can I make a reservation to use the MC studio or editing suites?
A: Reservations can be made by contacting Ted Froats (room 2, General Classroom Building) or Eric Marts (room 6, General Classroom Building), Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Q: I need a digital video camera or still camera for a project, but can't take the equipment from the studio. What should I do?
A: Digital video and still cameras, as well as wireless microphones, are available to be signed out for up to two weeks at a time. Please visit the campus Library to sign out equipment.

Q: I need help! Where should I go?
A: There are a number of ways to get help with Media Commons projects:

  • How-to manuals are provided in each editing suite.
  • Visit the Media Commons website at http://mediacommons.psu.edu/ to chat with a Media Commons consultant or to access "How-To" documents and video tutorials.
  • Call the Media Commons Hotline (toll free): 866-266-7496
  • Email the Media Commons staff:  mediacommons@psu.edu

Q: How can I learn more about Media Commons?
A: Visit http://mediacommons.psu.edu/ for information about equipment use, software, and much more.