You are here

Main Content

Creative Media Studio

The Creative Media Studio is a space for student multimedia design and production, funded by the Campus Quality Fee. The recently expanded space features twelve HP computers with 32GB RAM and six 27" iMacs loaded with media editing software such as the Adobe Creative Cloud and more. The department also features an audio recording studio, free 3D printing services, and seven-day equipment checkout. Reserve a CMS Computer


Due to software compatibility issues, Avid Media Composer is no longer offered on the Creative Media Studio West Wing iMac stations. However, Pro Tools is back on the West Wing iMac stations.

The following software is loaded on the six iMac computers: West Wing Mac Software List (.pdf)

The following software is loaded on the twelve HP computers: West Wing PC Software List (.pdf)

The following software is loaded on the iMac computer inside the CMS’s Recording Studio: Recording Studio iMac Software List (.pdf)

Need help with a particular software? All student assistants at the CMS are familiar with specific software often pertaining to their major. Check their work schedule to find out when software expertise is available.

Creative Media Studio Workshops

Workshops are not currently being offered at the Creative Media Studio. Please check back in Fall 2019.

3D Printing Program

The Creative Media Studio provides free 3D printing services to CSUN students. Visit our 3D Printing page to find out more information on how to print something.

Equipment for Checkout

Equipment availability is not guaranteed. If the item you need has been checked out, you must come to the Creative Media Studio in person with a valid student ID to place a hold on the item.

7-Day Check-out Devices (off-site)
Library has
1/8" to 1/4" Adaptor 6
NEW! 5' X 7' Green Screen Kit 2
6' X 9' Green and Black Screen Kit 1
10' X 12' Green and Black Screen Kit 1
Arduino Uno R3 Microcontroller Starter Kit 3
Altura 160 LED On-Camera Light 4
T6i/T7i Canon DSLR Accessory Kit (Remote Control, Canon LP-E8 Battery Pack, 58mmLens Hood) 5
Canon Lens EFS 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM 3
Canon Lens EFS 24mm f/2.8 STM 3
Canon Lens EF 50mm f/1.8 STM 3
Canon Lens EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
Canon Lens EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM 18
Canon Flash Speedlight 270EX II 3
Canon Powershot Digital Cameras
Canon Rebel T6i Cameras with 18-55mm Lens 14
Canon Rebel T7i Cameras with 18-55mm Lens
Canon VIXIA Full HD Camcorder 4
Genaray Compact LED-2100 Light 4
GoPro Fusion 360° Cameras
GoPro Fusion Grip 4
GoPro Hero 5 Black Cameras 4
GoPro Karma Grip 2
GoPro Tripod Mounts 4
GoPro Head Strap
GoPro Chest Mount
NEW! GorillaPods 3
Ikan Recoil Camera Stabilizer Shoulder Rig 2
LOHA Phone-Tripod Adapter 6
Magnus Video Tripods
Neewer Light Reflectors 5 in 1 - Collapsible Multi-Disc 43" 6
Neewer 39" Slider and Manfrotto Tripod Kit 2
Olympus WS 822 Digital Voice Recorders
Photo Tripods 12
Polsen Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone OLM-10 6
REVO SR-1000 Shoulder Support Rig and Support Strap 2
RODE Videomic Go Lightweight On-Camera Microphone 8
RODE VideoMic Pro with Boom Pole and Windmuff 4
Softbox Lighting Kit (2 softbox lights) 2
TRS to TRRS (1/8" to cellphone) Adaptor 6
Umbrella Lighting Kit (2 umbrella lights)  2
Zoom H1 Recorder 4
Zoom H4n Pro Recorder 4
NEW! Zoom H5 Pro Recorder 2
3-Hour Check-out Devices (on-site use only)
Library has
Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII 25-Key USB Midi Controller 3
Akai Professional MPK249 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard and Drum Pad Controller  1
Apple SuperDrive
Auray Sustain Pedal 1
Avid Media Composer Keyboard Covers (Mac) 3
Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner
Final Cut Pro Keyboard Covers (Mac)
Intuos Creative Pen and Touch Tablet
Intuos Pen and Touch Tablet Art 3
Intuos Pen Tablet Pro 1
Transcend TS-RDF8W USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader
Lacie Rugged Mini Disk External Hard Drives
Logic Pro X Keyboard Covers (Mac) 3
Photoshop Keyboard Covers (Mac)
Premiere Pro Keyboard Covers (Mac) 3
Pro Tools Keyboard Covers (Mac)
Sennheiser HD 201 Headphones
NEW! Sony MDRZX110AP ZX Headphones with Mic 5

Creative Media Studio being used by Students

Equipment Policies

  • Device check-out is available during open Service Desk hours at the Creative Media Studio on the main floor of the Library.
  • Borrowers must be current CSUN students, hold a currently valid CSUN ID card, and have no outstanding library fines.
  • All patrons must sign a System and Device Loan Agreement form before checking out equipment for the first time. Save time and fill out the Loan Agreement Form electronically on DocuSign before coming in.
  • All checked out items must be returned to the Creative Media Studio one hour before the Creative Media Studio closes on or before the given due date.

Fines for Late Returns

  • $10 per day or portion thereof until all parts returned

On-site Recording Studio 

Audio Recording Room Equipment
Library has
27” iMac Computer – Software List
PreSonus Studio 192
JBL LSR305 Professional Studio Monitor Speakers
Microphone Stands - Short
Microphone Stand with Boom - Tall
Rode NT1-A Microphone Kit 3
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones 2
Various XLR and ¼” Audio Cables