Media Center

The Media Center was designed to support a wide variety of audio, video & graphics projects and the specialty spaces a perfect to help.

Podcast Nooks

The Media Center has 3 A/V Podcast Rooms available with adequate equipment to record, including 2 microphones for voice or instruments, 1 mini mixer, 1 keyboard, and 1 iMac with recording apps, such as Garageband, Audacity, & IMovie.

Don’t let the small space fool you, the nooks are a student favorite for audio projects of all sorts. With a quiet space to work and various programs like Garageband and Audacity, students and faculty alike come by to do podcasts, music recordings, and other media or technology-related projects. If you need a quiet space to work on an audio project for you or for a small group look no further than a Podcast Nook.

Podcast nooksPodcast Nook #1

Podcast Nook #1

Equipment room

Equipment Room

Equipment Room

Left Equipment Wall

Equipment Room Left Wall


with 24 windows-capable Macs, the Microroom is great for late nights and classroom synergy alike.


Micro room Wide Shot

Micro room

Collaborative room

with special devices for more specific media work.

Are you working on a movie? Maybe it’s not just any old movie, maybe it’s a really special movie! You’re no amateur, you’re here to make a real masterpiece! But who has the top end software you’ll need to make this amazing blockbuster? You guessed it: the Collaboration Station! The “Collab” station is a great place for friends to come down and work together on a movie using special video software like Final Cut Pro to make those special touches a normal iMac wouldn’t be able to. The Collab station also has various “Duplication Devices” to replicate DVDs or a scanner for old slide projector slides to be digitized.

Currently the Collab Station is undergoing renovations to become Dickinson College's brand new Makerspace.  Want to learn more about what a Makerspace is and the new technologies available? Check the media center blog to stay up to date on the progress being made to turn the Collab station into the newest space for creation on Dickinson campus. 

Collaboration Station

Collaboration Room

Collaboration Room

The Studio

What exactly is the studio used for? CNN News Conferences via Skype with students and faculty, jam sessions and music recording using top-end programs and equipment like Logic and top end audio mixers, video projects using the dolly or greenscreen, video conferencing, Xbox Kinect battles, just to name a few. The Studio is a partially soundproof space for students to work on creative projects (especially music), show movies, shoot footage, and also a place for faculty to hold occasional video conferencing and once in a while have Dickinson figures like PJ Crowley or Nasim Fekrat hold big news interviews.

The Studio