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Creative Maker Studio

Your Space to Create
More about the Creative Maker Studio new name and services

The Creative Maker Studio (CMS) — formerly known as the Creative Media Studio — is an exploratory space where students of any major can have access to hands-on multimedia design and production tools at no extra cost! 

As the University Library’s official Makerspace, the CMS provides all currently enrolled CSUN students with the resources and support needed for learning new technologies, prototyping, collaboration, and digital creation/modeling/editing. Experimentation is encouraged and students are able to learn from their failures without penalty. 

Matadors, this is your space to create. 

The CMS is funded by the Campus Quality Fee and is located on the Main Floor, West Wing of the Learning Commons.

Coming Fall 2022: Virtual reality, vinyl cutting, sewing machines, 3D scanning, production room, and more!

Multimedia Equipment Checkout

green screen, cameras, lighting

Equipment such as cameras, tripods, audio recorders, microphones, green screens, lighting, and much more are available for 2-week checkout with a 2-week online renewal option. 3-hour checkout accessories such as MIDI Keyboards, headphones, drawing tablets, and card readers can also be loaned from the Creative Maker Studio service desk.

To learn more, visit our Multimedia Equipment Checkout page for a full list of equipment available and important information on checkout policies and fines.

Visit Equipment Checkout

3D Printing

3d printer and 3d printed robot

Beginning in Fall 2016, the Creative Maker Studio’s growing 3D printing program continues to be a popular service for any student needing an outlet to prototype, build, create, learn something new, or simply have fun! Available at no extra cost to current CSUN students, the CMS 3D printing program can open a door to endless possibilities.

To submit a 3D Print Submission, students must reserve a 30-minute consultation appointment. For more information, check out our 3D Printing page and start bringing your ideas to life!

Learn More about 3D Printing

Audio Recording Studio

computer with microphones and a headset

Located inside of the Creative Maker Studio, the on-site reservable audio recording room is the perfect place for those needing a space to record and produce podcasts, voiceovers, music, and more! Soundproofed and equipped with microphones, an audio interface, and audio editing software, if you are not familiar with the equipment a CMS Student Assistant can help you get started.

Visit our Audio Recording Studio page for more details on COVID-19 mask policies, how to reserve the room, studio policies, software, and equipment specs.

Read about our Recording Studio

West Wing Computers/Software

computer on a desk with headphones

High-end HP and iMac computers located on the Main floor, West Wing of the Learning Commons (adjacent to the Creative Maker Studio) are loaded with industry standard media editing/digital design software such as the Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoCAD, and more. Computer stations are available on a first-come first-serve basis or can be reserved using LibCal to guarantee your time on a station.

Check out West Wing Computers/Software for more details on computer specs, software lists, and policies.

Learn about West Wing Computers/Software

Creative Software Workshops and Support

laptop with icons for photography, music, film

Need advice or recommendations for fulfilling your creative vision? Hired specifically for their extensive knowledge in creative software, the Creative Maker Studio Student Assistants present workshops each semester on creative software and topics and are available for peer-to-peer software help on supported multimedia applications and hardware.

Visit Creative Software Workshops and Support to learn more about workshops and about what software is supported.

Get Creative Software Support

Button Making

Button maker

1.25-Inch and 3-Inch self-serve button maker presses are available inside the Creative Maker Studio. Students can create their very own buttons with magnet, pinback, or thumbtack backings at no extra cost! Buttons are a great way to showcase digital art, drawings, or make a statement. With our downloadable button templates and circle die cuts, any image can be transformed into a button for your jacket, backpack, bulletin board, or fridge.

Come into the CMS to start creating your buttons.