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Facilities

The School of Computing, Informatics and Media prides itself on the excellent facilities that we have to offer for both students and staff.

  • We have a dedicated technical support team who are available to offer help and support, as well as managing the equipment loans desk.
  • As well as general computing labs and facilities we offer specialist labs for computer games, graphics programming,video editing and robotics.
  • Overall we have over 200 computers available for student use and a number of wireless hotspots to enable students with laptops to access the campus network. 

Our Facilities Include

Outside Broadcasting Truck.

Outside Broadcast Truck

The Outside Broadcasting Truck offers broadcast-quality SD and HD outputs using five Thompson LDK6000 MKII cameras with a dedicated Final Cut edit suite and commentary booth. This facility is unique in UK higher education. Read more

TV Production Facilities and Studio

Our purpose-built television studio contains studio pedestals for broadcast TV cameras and a ‘cold light’ studio system. For location work we have a range of Sony HD cameras, pro lighting kits and a full range of portable audio recording and mixing equipment. Read more

Digital Arts and Editing Suites

Our Mac-based suites contain a range of packages including Final Cut Pro, AVID and Adobe Creative Suite with additional sound production facilities, graphics tablets, scanners and large format printers. Read more

Chromakey Studio.

Chroma Key Studio

Our unique Chroma Key studio is used for special effects work and is equipped with specialist cameras, a full lighting rig plus blue, green and innovative grey screen systems. Read more

 

Motion Capture Studio.

Motion Capture Suite 

Our 16-camera Vicon Optical Motion Capture system enables professional-standard editing acquisition of human body motion. The system has many more applications other than those specific to the entertainment industries, including medical and engineering applications. The increasing demand for motion capture is making our graduates extremely employable across many different sectors. Read more

Animation and Games Suite.

Animation and Games Lab

Our dedicated hub for final-year project work provides 30 high-end machines running industry-standard software with 24-hour access to promote group work and collaborative atmosphere between students. Read more

Networking and Administration Lab.

Networking and Administration Lab

Skeleton PC Systems with bootable caddy drives allows users to install their own operating systems with full administrator access, and Wi-Fi access for downloading software and authentication. Read more

Student Support.

Student Support

The Student Support Office provides a central School reception where students can receive information and guidance as well as submit work for assessment. Our friendly staff are always available to answer any administrative queries students may have. Read more

Photography Studio.

Photography Studio

We have a dedicated black box studio with the Canon EOS range of Digital SLR cameras and a variety of tripods, flash units and lighting boxes. Read more

 

Computing Labs.

Computing Labs

Along with our general computing labs and facilities we also offer specialist labs for computer games, graphics programming,video editing and robotics. Overall we have over 200 computers available for student use and a number of wireless hotspots to enable students with laptops to access the campus network. Read more

Student Breakout Areas.

Student Breakout Areas

Breakout areas are used by students to relax in between lectures or to hold group meetings. Each area is equipped with vending machines, relaxed seating and open access PCs.

 

Animation and Games Viewing Suite.

Animation and Games Viewing Suite

Our 3D TV viewing area is equipped to showcase student work and discussions. It holds a static console unit containing Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and retro games consoles plus a number of high spec test PCs. Read more

Drawing Studio

Our drawing studio holds practical art classes to facilitate still life drawing. The studio is well equipped with easels and drawing materials as well as a wealth of objects for still life interpretations. Read more

Technical Support.

Technical Support

Technical Support maintain IT and support services across the School including our extensive equipment loans desk available to all current students. Our technical support section has 8 dedicated personnel who deal with all of our IT services. Read more