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Creative Media Center Policies Q & A

CMC Lab Jan 07

What is the CMC?
The Creative Media Center is a state-of-the-art digital classroom for Art & Design courses that require high-end Macintosh computer workstations. The CMC offers new iMacs, digital video editing software and hardware, AV projection with 5.1 surround sound, scanners, color laser and inkjet printers, etc..

In addition, the CMC offers access to all of these features during Open Computer Lab times staffed with attentive lab assistants who can assist with software questions, digital equipment checkouts, and offer printing services using medium and large-format Epson inkjet printers.


Who can use the CMC?
ALL students who are currently enrolled in classes within the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, as well as Art & Design faculty members may use the CMC during Open Lab times outside of scheduled class times

Where is the CMC?
The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design is located at
10 Peachtree Center Ave in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. The CMC is located in Suite 460 of the Art & Humanities Building.

The CMC Digital Equipment Checkout Window and Information Desk can be reached during Open Computer Lab times at 404-413-5278.

How do I get started at the CMC?
Students who are currently enrolled in classes within the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design should come to the CMC during Open Computer Lab times and remember to bring their GSU Panther Card ID

Who can checkout equipment at the CMC?
To checkout equipment, students must be currently enrolled in classes within the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design within an Art & Design B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A.E., or M.A. concentration. Students within an Art & Design B.A. concentration, along with a status of Junior or higher, may only checkout specific equipment. The checkout and return of digital audio, video and sound equipment is limited to the operation times of CMC Digital Equipment Window.

Students must comply with all policies concerning the liability for all equipment and be current with all equipment returns and fines in order to checkout equipment. Current proof of identity and enrollment are required and must be provided by the GSU student before any checkouts can be considered.

For more information about the CMC Digital Equipment Checkout Window, please visit: http://www.cmc.gsu.edu/checkout1.html

What are the Faculty and CMC Staff Policies at the CMC?
Art & Design Faculty members and CMC Staff are required to observe the policies set forth by the CMC Manager and the Director of the E.G. Welch School of Art & Design. They can be accessed at: CMC Faculty and Staff Policies

What is the CMC and the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Data Policy?
The CMC and E. G. Welch School of Art & Design observes the Georgia State University's General Data Usage Policy for all students, faculty and staff in context to university owned computers and equipment. The CMC, nor the school, are not responcible in anyway for the safekeeping, backup, or protection of student data.

What to bring to the CMC?
Students ALWAYS should carry their GSU Identification cards for Panther Cash transactions, proof of identity related to equipment checkouts, as well as for the payment method when printing to the laser printers. Panther Cards are required when printing to the Xerox 7760 color laser printer using Panther Cash deposited to your GSU ID.


Will my external hard drive, thumb drive, CDs, or DVDs, work in the CMC?
Yes, in most cases. Students may use their own external Thunderbolt and USB hard drives. To do so, students should bring the appropriate cables and adapters to make the connection to their media using the ports on the back or face of the Macintosh CPUs.

Please note that new iMacs are not equipped with built in CD/DVD drives or FireWire Ports. However, External drives may be connected to these iMacs by using one of the computer's USB 3.0 ports by using the appropriate cable. External drives with FireWire ports may be connected using a FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter or by using a USB cable to connect to the harddrive's USB port.

Also, students can utilize their GSU e-locker Account , GSU Student Web Space , or Adobe Cloud / CC from the computers at the CMC.

What software does the CMC offer?

The Creative Media Center has updated the selection of software packages featured on its new Apple iMac computer workstations.

Software on our 27" iMac computers include the following:
Mac OS 10.12.6 Operating Systems

Adobe CC 2017 & 2018 Master Collection
This software bundle includes:
• Photoshop
• Illustrator
• Bridge
• InDesign
• Audition
• Encore
• Acrobat DC
• Animate
• Flash Builder
• Media Encoder
• Fireworks
• Prelude
• Premiere Pro
• SpeedGrade
• Dreamweaver
• After Effects

QuickTime Pro 7, and VLC Player

Apple iLife
This software bundle includes:
• Photos
• iWeb
• GarageBand
• iMovie HD
• iDVD

Microsoft Office 365 2016
This software bundle includes:
• Word
• Excel
• PowerPoint

Apple iWork
This software bundle includes:
Pages [similar to Microsoft Word and allows users to “save as” Word documents or Open and edit existing Word documents]
Keynote [similar to Microsoft PowerPoint and allows users
to “save as” PowerPoint documents or use existing PowerPoint documents]

iBooks Author

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