Media Lab

The Media Lab offers current versions of industry-leading production software.

Edit photos, videos, audio and design files on one of six 27-inch iMacs. Get help when you need it from one of our media assistants, available afternoons and evenings seven days a week. The Media Lab is always open during regular library hours.

Adobe CC

ACU makes available Adobe’s Creative Cloud media, design, and web suite to all students, faculty, and staff. Here are a few of the tools available to you for free.

AfterEffects – motion graphics and video effects
Illustrator – graphic design and illustration
Photoshop – advanced image editing
Premiere Pro – advanced video editing
InDesign – page layout and design


Camtasia for Mac – screen capture
SoundStudio 4 – simple audio editing
Audacity – audio editing
BeeDocs 3D Timelines – create and present timelines


Six 27-inch Apple iMac computers (Note: Like other lab computers on campus, any files you save to the hard drive will be wiped once you log out, so always bring a hard drive or USB drive large enough to hold all your project files).

Card Readers

Each computer has a Griffin Simplifi hub for reading popular memory cards (CF, SD, or MemoryStick) and connecting USB drives.


The lab has Canon LiDE 120 scanners for high-quality scans up to 4800 dpi and an Epson 1000XL tabloid scanner capable of scanning originals up to 12”x17”.


Print to either of the lab’s HP printers: a 1200-dpi black-and-white laser printer and a 600-dpi color printer. Both are connected to UniPrint.


Hours for Media Assistance

Media assistance is now offered all day at the Learning Studio front desk.


The Learning Studio does not provide portable storage for your projects. When working on a large media project, remember to bring a hard drive or USB drive with adequate space for your files. As with other campus computer labs, each of our computer’s internal hard drives is purged routinely.