Creative Technology Studios
Our multimillion-pound Creative Technology Studios feature industry-standard video, audio and radio production suites and fully equipped recording studios with facilities for the acquisition, editing and distribution of video, audio and computer-generated materials.
The film studios have multi-camera, blue and green screen studios so that students can create videos that use colour keying to merge video with computer graphics, stock video and still images.
The multi-camera studio replicates the most common setup for TV studios so students can practice techniques covering all of the areas of studio work including presenting, camera work, direction, lighting, and sound. The film studios also include a full lighting setup and students can use live graphic overlays to replicate news, shopping channel and chat show environments.
We also have a suite of workstations with HD editing software, broadcast-standard radio production studios with professional playout and management systems and audio and video laboratories with high-specification test equipment for signal analysis.
Students have access to fused-media and motion-capture studios for the teaching and research of 3D image capture, modelling and display.
Library and learning zones
On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available.
As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub.
The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.
More flexible ways to learn
We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.
Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. This means students can revise taught material in a way that suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.