EMAC students have access to industry grade studios for both class assignments and individual projects. These spaces allow students to explore their creativity without being limited by technology. Our studios include audio, video, animation, game programming and design spaces. Students have 24x7 access to most of these facilities during the academic year. We also have a fully stocked equipment room that lends portable equipment to students.
EMAC students also have access to Rensselaer's extensive computing
network, including public access laboratories and wired student
residence halls. Our innovative student laptop program provides
computer-based learning in many classrooms. The 500,000-volume Folsom
Library also provides electronic access to thousands of publications.
This single workstation studio is an advanced digital audio and video post-production system focused primarily on multi track audio via Pro-Tools. Graduates and advanced level users have the ability to post produce multi track audio and video including 5.1 surround sound tracks. This studio is open to graduate level users, visiting artists and advanced select undergraduate students.
This facility is set up to support high performance scanning, printing, drafting, and some video editing via 11 Macintosh workstations for undergraduate courses, special lectures, and other special events.
The Equipment Room provides check-out equipment for a variety of HASS courses.
This laptop class room was specifically designed to support the GSAS program.
This space provides students in the GSAS program with access to computers for individual project work.
The "black box studio suite" is a three-room system designed to accommodate live audio and video recordings, small concerts, lectures, and other special events. DCC 174 is the large black box space, which allows for the staging of performances and installations.
This is an undergraduate electronic music classroom used for the teaching and production of electronic computer music and other special audio and interactive art topics courses. The workstations consist of Apple Mac Pro Towers with Pro Tools Mbox Pro Interfaces. A full suite of software consist of LIVE 9 Suite, MAX/MSP, Reason 6, Pro Tools 11, Audacity and other programs.
This place is a 6 workstation non-linear video post production studio with DVD authoring capabilities that supports courses in both Intermediate and Advanced Video as well as some topics courses.
This suite contains the Epson Pro 9900 large format archival printer operated by a graphics designer and print production coordinator.
The Multi Media studio is ready to support a variety of multi channel sound field projects and courses. This studio is a black “space” environment. A pipe grid allows for the rigging of sound speakers, projection systems, lighting and other audio video equipment. This studio includes high speed network connectivity with multiple network connections. An LCD Projection system is installed and ready for use from either a laptop or the room’s main desktop computer.
VAST (Visualization, Animation, Simulation Technology) Studio is an advanced digital imaging and animation lab, consisting of 20 animation workstations equipped with dual monitors.