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Campus Resources

Based in the Media Lab, you’ll make extensive use of the 2D and 3D Animation Studio (with stop motion production resources, lighting and accessories), Sound Studio and workshops.

A team of technicians support you with software and hardware for 3D production (ZBrush, Autodesk Entertainment, Creation Suite including Maya and MudBox) and for video capture production and 2D animation (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite including After Effects and Photoshop). You’ll also use the Model Making room for prototyping and constructing 3D models and the Media Resource Centre to borrow digital cameras and other portable equipment

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Monastery Media Lab

The Monastery Media Lab is a fully refurbished Victorian school building which provides industry standard digital facilities, lecturing and presentation studios for the University’s Faculty of Media.

Student at stop motion workstation

2D and 3D Animation Studio

Stop motion production resources; including line-testing rostra and DSLR capture stations. Model animation studios using DSLR capture stations. Full range of studio lighting and accessories; green and blue screen equipment for Chroma key work.

Student recording sound

Sound Studio

Sound production/edit rooms and recording studio equipped with Logic Studio software.

Digital workstation

Media Lab 1

For digital 3D production. Software includes the ZBrush, Silo, Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite, Corel Painter and Adobe Creative Suite.

Students at media digital editing stations

Media Lab 2

For video capture, edit and production as well as 2D animation, Final Cut Pro, Maya, Adobe Creative Suite.

Student making a model

Model Making workshop

For prototyping, constructing and finishing 3D models.

Students collecting equipment

Media Resource Centre

A central resource for professional DSLR cameras, lenses, tripods, lighting and AV equipment.

“The state-of-the-art equipment students use at NUA is unbelievable. I could be walking around a top animation studio.”

Keith Chapman
TV Producer
Creator of Bob the Builder
NUA Graduate


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Facility for certification in Apple’s professional applications.