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Studios & Labs
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Studios & Labs

The College of Arts, Media, and Design offers a variety of studios and labs across campus. These spaces are used in student projects, faculty and student research work, and act as collaboration spaces for any students at Northeastern.
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Map of Media Spaces Locations on Campus.

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Media Studios Team
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Media Studios Team

The Media Services team is here to answer any questions and assist with equipment, space rentals, and booking spaces across CAMD. Feel free to reach out with any questions.

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Remote Operations due to COVID-19:

IT & AV Support

All CAMD computer labs are closed at this time. Students who have questions or need assistance with software or hardware can email Chris Franson at

Media Center

Although the Media center is closed for the foreseeable future for equipment checkouts, we are working to facilitate future checkouts via a couple of different possibilities. One such scenario is that we are working with a gear Rental company to see if equipment rentals directly to students would be feasible.
In the meantime, we are compiling and creating manuals and instructions, tutorials and videos to help students and professors work online for the near future, and to enrich the Media Center’s information and learning database for use when the equipment becomes available again.

Maker Spaces

During the campus closure, the CAMD Makerspaces is offering online assistance (chat and video conferencing) for students with their studio projects via Microsoft Teams. Although physical shop-based fabrication methods are suspended, but we are offering limited 3D printing services either to be delivered to Ryder Hall upon the re-opening of campus, or by mail-order direct to students. A group of our shop monitors will offer remote software and project assistance via Microsoft Teams as well starting Monday 3/30 – schedule and contact info to be distributed by 3/31. Please contact Patrick Kana, Maker Space Manager ( or Jonathan Bell, Maker Space Co-op ( for more information.

New Technologies Spaces

Due to the COVID-19 virus the Immersive media labs and Usability lab are closed until further notice. Although we are unable to work together on campus for onsite support, we are still here for faculty and students in a remote capacity, and can support you through video conferencing and phone support for your project. We have shipped faculty and students 40 different pieces of technology from the labs, including VR computer based headsets with VR ready laptops and all-in-one VR headsets and 360 VR cameras and Physical Computing Kits. If your one of the students or faculty that received any of the technology and need support, we can help and please see contact info below.

For game design students who need to run studies online of your game and need game testers, we can help you with that. We have 21 student staff who work in the different labs and are working remotely, and can be a game tester if coordinated ahead of time as one of their assigned work tasks. If you are a student who needs their VR game tested, we have students remotely who can also help test your VR Game. We can help and please see contact info below.

If you’re a student who needs help with working in Unity or coding for your game and or VR game, we can help and please see contact info below.

If you are a student working on a 360 immersive journalism piece and need help with the project, we have co-ops that are ready to help you, with problems associated with stitching the 360 video, the adobe premiere part, or the web part too. We can help and please see contact info below.

Please email Jason Duhaime at who will help coordinate any and all of this for you.

Production Studios

Shillman Hall’s production team will provide services to CAMD students and professors in the following areas:
Support for video and audio software.
Support for video and audio hardware.

How to’s and tutorials for all video and audio related projects

  • camera settings
  • lighting
  • audio and video editing

We will also assist you with finding solutions for teaching classes, completing and submitting projects in a digital space. If asked, we will test solutions, give analysis on “said” solution, as well as provide costs associated with solutions presented.

Virtual Workshops (coming soon)

Our email address:
Remote and phone assistance are available

CAMD offers a wide range of cutting-edge studio, production, performance, and lab facilities—delivering hands-on learning opportunities that are at the core of our curricula. In these creative spaces, students hone and refine raw creativity into ideas that impact society, influence culture, and transform the world.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Northeastern University College of Arts, Media, and Design Media Studios Organization is to provide the tools and technical resources to support exploration and innovation in communication, design, and the arts.  We promote the integration of media and technology into student and faculty work by providing entry-level trainings and advanced -level workshops.


The Media Studios Organization (MSO) oversees the operation and programming of all media-related facilities within the College of Arts, Media, and Design (CAMD), including: computer labs, experiential technologies labs, a makerspace, shop, photo and print labs, production labs, a communication studies lab, journalism labs, and music studios.  The organization also oversees the Information Technology (IT) and Audiovisual (AV) needs of CAMD, with additional support provided by the university.

The media studios are generally open to all students, faculty, and staff within CAMD.  However, some studios give priority access to certain majors/courses. See the individual studio pages for more details.