Our Year In Review

An illustrated guide to highlights from the past year at the Learning Studio


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Gear Up

Learn to use the Learning Studio’s checkout gear in this series of short videos.
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Checkout Gear

Take home a Canon 60D DSLR and more
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Collaboration Rooms

Quickly reserve one of 10 tech-enabled group spaces upstairs in the library.

Media Gallery

A collection of original work produced
by storytellers in the Learning Studio.

Learning Studio Upgrades

This year we’ve made additions and improvements to the Learning Studio to make sure you have access to the best tools and equipment for your projects.

Adobe CC on 30 Computers

Twice as many computers in the Learning Studio now run Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator and—new this fall—InDesign.

3D Modeling Software

We’ve also added 3D animation and modeling titles like Autodesk Maya and Fusion 360.

Media Lab or Lynda.com

Stop by our Media Lab to get ahead on a project, or learn at your own pace with more than 120,000 video tutorials on Lynda.com.

Learning Studio
Original Productions

Staff filmmakers from the Learning Studio work hard each semester producing compelling stories from across campus and around the globe.

Featured Blog Posts

How to Shoot Video with a Canon 60D

So you just checked out one of the Learning Studio’s Canon DSLR cameras, and you go to shoot your first short film. But the process is a little trickier than you expected. DSLRs were originally built for still photography, but today many of them also shoot... read more

Pursuit Spotlight, Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

A few weeks ago we enjoyed sitting down with Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker, associate professor of Psychology and director of faculty enrichment in the Adams Center to talk about her work with undergraduate research. Her study investigates gendered marketing of Lego blocks... read more

Jacob’s Dream at Smithsonian X 3D

This week a group of faculty and technology leaders from campus will be in Washington, D.C. to explore the future of 3D printing in the arts. The Smithsonian X 3D event will include representatives from the Department of Art & Design and from the Maker Lab,... read more

Filming artist Rolando Diaz

Rolando Diaz has been a painter for as long as he can remember. The ACU alum and Cuban native has spent more than 20 years working with paint on canvas. Only recently did he start thinking in three dimensions, creating several mixed media works from found objects and... read more

Writing Center parodies

In 2011 shy, unassuming Writing Center director Dr. Cole Bennett stunned audiences with his riveting portrayal of a shmarmy boss in their first promotional parody of The Office. This fall he returns in a more ambitious role inspired by the hoity grammarians at Downton... read more

Most Recent

Holocaust Memorials with Dr. Laura Carroll

This spring we were honored to work with Dr. Laura Carroll, associate professor of English, as our Faculty Media Fellow. Dr. Carroll spent the fall semester in Oxford, England, as part of her second semester with the ACU Study Abroad program. While there, she also had... read more

Interactive Design workshop in the LS

This week the Art & Design department brought in Andy Pratt from San Francisco to lead a two-day workshop on Interactive Design. Fifteen students were selected to participate in the interactive workshop that ran Thursday and Friday this week in the Learning... read more

Introducing Lightboard

Since January one project we’ve been excited to share with the campus is our new Lightboard in the main studio. We’re currently piloting the tool with faculty in a few classes, and look forward to making it more broadly available in the future. Join us... read more

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