Learning Studio offers advanced media gear to all students

Posted October 14, 2014

ACU continues to push innovation and offer high-end resources to its students.


The AT&T Learning Studio, located in the Brown Library, provides professional-grade media production equipment to any ACU student with a valid ID. Items available for checkout include video cameras, audio recorders, lighting kits and portable projectors. The studio allows students to check out equipment for four days at a time.

“In a YouTube era, media authoring is not just for specialists,” says Dr. Kyle Dickson, director of the Learning Studio and associate professor of English. “We work regularly with faculty in psychology, finance, Bible, and language and literature to support media projects that demonstrate learning across the curriculum.”

The Learning Studio has recently seen a dramatic increase in general student usage, including a 20.7 percent increase in overall equipment checkouts from the 2012-13 academic year. The studio saw the biggest increase in usage among advanced media producers, with a 110.5 percent increase in checkouts of microphones, 45.4 percent increase in checkouts of tripods and 39 percent increase in checkouts of DSLR cameras.

The Learning Studio also offers classes for students and faculty hoping to learn more about media software. The studio’s media specialists trained 956 students last year.

“We regularly host visitors from universities and K-12 school districts around the country, which always reminds me what a truly unique resource this is,” says Dickson. “ACU’s faculty and students have remarkable opportunities to shape media messages to impact a global audience, and that’s exactly what they’re doing in record numbers.”

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