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The Media Teaching Lab

Outstanding media facilities, equipment, and technical assistance provided to UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students and faculty

The Media Teaching Lab's aim is to facilitate students in making the highest quality videos and films with excellent sound, editing, and cinematography.

For quick information about equipment availability for any student on campus, see our flyer!


Media Undergraduates and Graduate Researchers

The Media Teaching Lab offers media production services, equipment, and facilities free of charge to students enrolled in official media production classes and graduate students using media in their research.

Non-Media Undergraduates

A limited selection of equipment is offered for checkout on a walk-in basis to undergraduate students who are using video as part of a course assignment.


Assistance is available to faculty in integrating video into course assignments. They can also arrange access for their students to video equipment and instruction.


The Media Teaching Lab offers studio space and editing bays in the Communication building (MCC).

View the facilities use policy for more information about reserving media facilities.


Get a sampling of cameras, accessories, and equipment available for student check out on the Lab's equipment pages.

See the equipment use policy for information about eligibility, how to check out media equipment, and limitations.

Media Workshops

One or two hour workshops cover using media equipment and software, shooting and editing techniques, and more.

View the workshops calendar for a schedule of upcoming topics. Make reservations at the Media Teaching Lab's Checkout room in the basement of Communication Building (MCC 111).



Equipment Checkout Room

Communication building (MCC) basement, room 111
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(858) 534-4635

Media Teaching Lab Office

Communication building (MCC) room 251
Meet the Media Teaching Lab's staff.

Map & Directions

News & Social Media

Check the Media Teaching Lab Tumblr for media news, workshop information, and equipment reservations.

Follow the Lab on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact the Lab

Meet the Media Teaching Lab professional staff.

Email the team at medialab@ucsd.edu.

Contact Software Distribution

Questions about the Lab or equipment?

Contact us at medialab@ucsd.edu
Visit us in room 251 Media Center/Communication Bldg (MCC)
See our equipment checkout flyer