Media Commons

Media Commons

Media Commons is a University-wide initiative to help enrich students' educations by creating digital content for their coursework. The Media Commons provides all campuses within Penn State with a common set of computing tools, a common set of support materials, and a common set of opportunities to create digital media of all kinds.

A green screen, iMac, microphones, and 3 point lighting in the Media Commons Studio.

The Media Commons Studio provides students, faculty, and staff with the ability to record and produce high quality video and audio projects.

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Location: 12B Conference Center
Phone:  724-334-6766

Access to the Studio

Students, faculty and staff are all welcome to use the studio.  Reservations are not mandatory, but will ensure that the room is available during the time you plan to use it.  You can reserve the studio in person or by phone at the help desk in the Computer Center (724-334-6081). You can also submit an online reservation request by completing the Media Services request form.  Please contact the help desk if you need to cancel a reservation, so others can use the room. 

Available Equipment 

iMacs are available in three convenient locations: Library, Computer Center, and the Media Commons Studio.

Available in the studio

  • iMac
  • green screen
  • microphones
  • lighting
  • DVD/VCR deck

Available at the Help Desk for sign-out

  • video cameras
  • still cameras
  • audio recorders
  • microphones
  • tripods

iPads are available for sign-out from the campus Instructional Design department.  Contact Deborah Sillman ( for information.

Training and Support

Media Commons Website
Media Commons Faculty Resources

Local training and support questions can be directed to Deborah Sillman (