Contact Us | Email: AAC-DMC@du.edu | 303-871-3670
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
The Digital Media Center at the Anderson Academic Commons, which is open to DU students, faculty, staff, and alumni, is a self-service computer lab for video production, graphic design, audio production, motion graphics, and web design. The Digital Media Center staff provides support and expertise to all users, both beginner and advanced, to help them become proficient in high-end creative and professional environments.
DU’s Digital Media Center is now offering online assistance!
The Digital Media Center is offering online support for all campus-related creative projects. DMC-Online is a free service that aims to provide creative, technical assistance for all students, faculty, and staff. Build in-demand, creative tech skills without leaving your house and get personalized assistance from a DMC lab technician all online.
How it Works:
- First, fill out our Workshop Request Form to let us know that you would like to meet with us
Note: we schedule workshops based on our availability, so please submit requests at least 7 days in advance of your desired meeting time to increase the likelihood that we will be able to meet with you then
- We will contact you to coordinate when and how to meet with you over Zoom
- Join Zoom call with one of our knowledgeable technicians
- Crush your creative project with our assistance!
If you have any questions, please contact us at AAC-DMC@du.edu.
Digital Media Center Hours
Monday - Friday | 9 am - 5 pm
The computers in the DMC are all equipped with the following software:
- Adobe Software
The full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, including Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, XD, Animate, Character Animator, Media Encoder CC, Acrobat DC, Bridge CC, and others
- Microsoft Office Software
Word, Excel, Powerpoint
- Other Software
Audacity, Garage Band, Handbrake, Image Capture, iPhoto, MPEG Streamclip, VLC Media Player
We are now offering online Zoom workshops to help patrons get acquainted with design software and concepts. We offer multiple workshops each quarter, and we also offer customized workshops for classes and groups by request. If you would like to request a Zoom workshop, please contact us here.
If you are just looking for individual help with a project or software, feel free to drop by the DMC or contact us here to set up a meeting with one of our attendants. Trained staff members are available to provide support and guidance to patrons whenever necessary.
The Media Center is also equipped with quick tutorials to help users better understand the hardware and software. If there is a tutorial that you would like to see added to this collection, please let us know by emailing AAC-DMC@du.edu.
What do I need to bring with me to the Media Center?
You should always bring an external hard drive with you in order to save your project. Your hard drive should be of sufficient size. We recommend at least 500GB of free space to accommodate your entire project.
What type of computers are available?
The Digital Media Center has 14 - 27" LED iMac Computers. 6 of the computers are located at central finishing stations that allow for collaborations, audio mixing, and detailed final editing. 8 of the stations are located on the periphery, which allow for all basic, intermediate, and advance editing techniques, file rendering, and exporting.
What type of software is available?
The Digital Media Center computers feature the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software including, but not limited to, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Lightroom, and Dreamweaver. We also feature Blender for 3D modeling and a wide variety of other software as detailed above.
Can I check out equipment?
Yes, we offer a variety of video and audio recording devices and peripherals for checkout to members of the University of Denver community. You can find more information about our equipment checkouts and submit requests here.
Can I reserve a specific computer or station?
Unfortunately, no. Computers are only available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you save all your work to your own hard drive, you should not need to always work at the same station.