Checkout Gear

Take home a Canon 60D DSLR and more
with a swipe of your ACU ID.

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.

Group Rooms

Group Rooms are the best places on campus for meetings and collaboration. We offer three types of rooms, each tailored for a specific kind of project. Choose the room that best fits you and your group.

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

Episode Xmas Premiere

Thanks to the ACU faculty and students who joined us in the Learning Studio last week to audition for Star Wars: The Final Exam. The #EpisodeXmas event went well and we wanted to share a quick trailer before you head to the theatre to see the actual film. The students... read more

Film Studies Projects

This semester Al Haley and Kyle Dickson taught Introduction to Film for the first time and students were asked to produce a major project that demonstrated their mastery of core concepts of the course. Learning Studio staff spent several class days introducing... read more

Coffeehouse Projects

For several years students in Dr. Kyle Dickson’s Eighteenth-Century British Literature have produced research projects as a way to share key texts from the Enlightenment with a broader audience. It’s easy to complete academic research for an audience of... read more

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