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Facilities Use Policy

Learn about the Media Teaching Lab's facilities use policy.

Hours of Operation

The Media Teaching Lab editing rooms and production studios are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during the academic quarter. ID card swipe is required for access to the Media Center/Communication Bldg (MCC) front door between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on weeknights and weekends.

General Policy

The Media Teaching Lab has been commissioned by Academic Affairs for undergraduate and graduate instructional use.

It is against University policy, and is forbidden, to use Media Teaching Lab-managed equipment and facilities for any commercial purpose, including any activity where the photographer or other user of the equipment is paid for their work.

You are legally and financially responsible for loss, damage due to negligence, or theft of equipment that may occur while using the Media Teaching Lab facilities.

Resources

  • Large editing rooms: MCC 237 – 240
  • Small editing rooms: MCC 213 – 220
  • Media transfer room: MCC 212
  • Production studios: MCC 139 & 140

Checkout Restrictions

You must be registered with the Media Teaching Lab in order to access any of the facilities. To register, students must complete the online form “ITS Media Teaching Lab Reservation System Self Registration.

Note: Online registration is not instant. Please allow up to 24 hours for the process to complete. If you need equipment sooner, you can visit MCC 225 in person during operating hours.

What facilities you have access to and at what time may be restricted by your course enrollment.

Reserving an Editing Room or Production Studio

Reservations are made on a first-come-first-served basis. Log onto our web checkout patron portal to make a reservation, or visit MCC 111 in person during operating hours.

Editing Rooms:

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in media production classes may reserve rooms up to one week in advance. Editing room reservations are limited to 4 hours a day and 16 hours a week per student. Non-media students may use the editing rooms on a first come, first served basis, as long as they are registered with the Media Teaching Lab. This will allow you to swipe into the editing rooms with your student I.D. 

Production Studios:

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in media production classes may reserve rooms up to one week in advance. Production studio reservations are limited to 24 hours per reservation. Non-media students may use the production studios on a first come, first served basis, as long as they are registered with the Media Teaching Lab. If needed, non-media students can make a reservation with the Media Teaching Lab staff by emailing medialab@ucsd.edu, or by visiting MCC room 225.

Special access key cards must be checked out from, and returned to, the Equipment Checkout Room in Media Center/Communication Bldg (MCC), room 111. Checkout room hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have a reserved a studio outside of those hours, please make sure to check out an access card PRIOR to your reservation. 

Reservation Rules

Users are responsible for any loss, damage due to negligence, or theft of equipment that may occur while using the facilities. Please make sure the door is shut when you leave. Do not turn an editing room over to anyone without making them use their ID card to access the space. Do not leave any supplies, equipment, or personal belongings unattended. The Media Teaching Lab is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Questions about the Lab or equipment? Contact us at medialab@ucsd.edu or visit us in Media Center/Communication Bldg (MCC), room 251.