With sound dampening construction, SCS Studios A and B are well suited for audio recording
and video productions involving a single, stationary subject. The larger Studio C
is more appropriate for work involving movement or student groups. All three SCS Studios
are easy to reserve and are ready for your inspired visit.
Reserve a Studio
To make a reservation, select the SCS Studio below in which you would like to work.
Then complete the booking process using your TU email address. If you use a non-TU email address, we will cancel your reservation, even if you
are already in the Studio. If you need staff assistance, be sure to indicate that in your reservation
request and detail your specific needs in the Comments section.
Studio A (CK34A) is 7'x12' and includes a 27-inch dual-boot (Mac+Win) iMac, a 12-channel
mixer/audio interface, a professional XLR microphone, two audio reference monitors,
two small softbox lights and a background support with green, black and white muslins.
Ableton Live 9 Suite is available in Studio A only.
Studio C is our original 10'x20' studio. It includes the same equipment as A and B,
plus two additional softbox lights, an overhead boom microphone stand, a professional
tripod, two music/copy stands and a mottled blue background muslin. Studio C also
includes a ceiling-mounted LCD projector and a large projection screen for presentation
Please bear in mind that multimedia files can be exceptionally large. We strongly
recommend that you bring a multi-gigabyte flash drive or an external USB hard drive
on which to save and transport your projects and files. While you may save to internal hard
drives on the studio computers, you should note that SCS periodically deletes client
files from the studio computers to maintain optimal performance. The safest course
is to keep (or, at least, backup) your projects and all associated media on your own storage device.
SCS limits reservations to two hours to guard against monopolization by a single client
or group. However, one hour into your initial reservation period, you may make a new
reservation for the subsequent two hour period provided that the studio is available.
For example, if your reservation is for 9:00-11:00 a.m., at 10:00 a.m., you may extend
your reservation until 1:00 p.m., provided there are no conflicting reservations.
SCS Studios Terms & Conditions
In reserving and using SCS Studio A, B or C
You attest that you are a Towson University student, faculty member, or staff member
and possess a valid TU OneCard identification;
You agree to take all reasonable steps to safeguard the facility and the included
equipment from damage and theft, and to adhere to the SCS guidelines for equipment
You acknowledge your understanding that if you repeatedly reserve SCS facilities and
then fail to show up without alerting SCS in advance, we may deny your reservation
and borrowing requests in the future;
You acknowledge your understanding that Towson University, the Office of Technology
Services, and Student Computing Services is not responsible for file or media loss
due to equipment malfunction or misuse;
You acknowledge your understanding that Student Computing Services routinely deletes
all user content (i.e., image, audio, and video files) from studio computers and that
it is your responsibility to transfer your files to your own storage device on a regular
Appropriate Use of the SCS Studios
The SCS Studios are not intended for general computing activities (e.g., web browsing,
checking email, word processing, etc.) which can be completed just as well using computers
in the SCS Lab.
Please note that when you make a reservation, SCS holds the studio for you. No one
else can reserve it for that block of time. If you do not report for your reservation—in
other words, you abandon it—the studio remains unavailable to others, nevertheless.
We recognize that plans sometimes change, but we believe that in such cases it is
reasonable to expect you to contact us and cancel the reservation. If you will not
be using a studio during the time you reserved, please call 410-704-5151 and let us
know so that we may release the facility for others.
If you do not report or call within the first 15 minutes of a reservation, SCS will
record the reservation as abandoned and release the studio for others to use. SCS
tracks the incidence of abandoned reservations; after a client's third abandonment,
SCS will suspend for six months his/her right to reserve studios.
SCS Studios are not an appropriately private space for clients to work with nude models,
and reservations made for this purpose will be canceled. For this type of shoot, clients
are encouraged to use more appropriate spaces in Center for the Arts.
As described in the university’sAcceptable Use Policies, clients may not use the SCS Studios for commercial or profit-making purposes without
written authorization from the University.