The Digital Media Lab is outfitted with 27" iMac workstations and dual monitor PCs loaded with software to support multimedia projects from start to finish. We encourage self-directed exploration and provide tutorials and guides to help build your multimedia skill set.
Atomic Learning Tutorials
Short tutorial videos on a wide range of applications. Click here for Atomic Learning (requires NetID)
iMovie is basic video editing software available on Macs.
Final Cut Pro X is professional video editing software available on Macs.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC is professional video editing software available on Macs and PCs.
Movie Maker is basic video editing software available on PCs.
Audio Editing & Composing
Audacity is free, open source software used for recording and editing audio.
GarageBand is music editing software that is popular for creating music and podcasts. It has built-in audio filters that can be used for recording instruments and features over 100 virtual, synthesized instruments.
Logic Pro X is a audio editing software application and MIDI sequencer that can be used to create high-end instrumental and voice recordings.
Sibelius is an application for writing, playing, printing and publishing music notation.
Finale is an application for creating, editing, auditioning, printing, and publishing musical scores.
IK Miroslav Philharmonik is a sample collection of premium-quality orchestral and choral libraries.
Pro Tools is a sample collection of premium-quality orchestral and choral libraries.
Animation and Motion Graphics
Autodesk Maya is 3D animation software for animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing. It is installed on the PCs in the lab.
After Effects CC is compositing and motion graphics software that is installed on the PCs in the lab.
Motion is compositing and motion graphics software that ties seamlessly into Final Cut Pro X. It will soon be available on all iMacs in the lab.
TinkerCad is free 3D design software that is web-based. It is great for beginners and has interactive tutorials.
123D Design is free 3D creation and editing software from Autodesk. It is good for intermediate users.
MeshMixer is free 3D modeling and analysis software that is often used to check a file's printability.
Sculptris is free 3D digital sculpting software that is great for organic modeling.
SketchUp is free 3D modeling software that is very popular and easy to use.
Presentation, Graphics, & Design
Microsoft PowerPoint is popular presentaton software used to create slideshows. Users can import images, sounds, and embed video for enhanced presentations.
Adobe Illustrator CC is illustration software that is vector-based. Images can be drawn and edited from scratch using a variety of simple tools that can be easily resized, reshaped and adjusted. It is installed on both the iMacs and the PCs.
Adobe Photoshop CC is graphic design software used for editing and manipulating raster based images, like photos, scans or video. It is installed on both the iMacs and the PCs.
Adobe InDesign CC is desktop publishing software that can be used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. It is installed on both the iMacs and the PCs.
iPhoto is a basic photo editing application for Macs. iPhoto can import, organize, edit, print and share digital photos