Located in the Hub Building (B863), the VCA & MCM Digital Hub provides opportunities for experimentation, research, training and collaboration with various forms of digital media. These workspaces encourage and support students in the creative application of technology across both the visual arts and music practices. The VCA & MCM Digital Hub is available 7 days a week* to students and staff working in all disciplines across the Faculty.

*Digital Hub staff are available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Locate the Digital Hub on campus

DIGITAL HUB STAFF

The Digital Studios are supported by staff Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Staff work across the faculty and are in high demand so it is encouraged that an appointment be made to ensure that time & resources can be dedicated to your project.

Andrew McLaughlin

Monday to Friday 9.00am5.00pm

T: (03) 9035 9163 
M: 0481 013 359
amcl@unimelb.edu.au

Andrew can assist you with digital & analogue photography, video production/editing, digital printing & 3D printing.

Book an appointment with Andrew

Rosie Isaac

Monday & Tuesday 9.00am5.00pm

T: (03) 9035 9455
rose.isaac@unimelb.edu.au

Rosie can assist you with video production/editing, digital photography, printing and desktop publishing.

Book an appointment with Rosie

DIGITAL HUB FACILITIES & SERVICES

Inkjet printing

Medium resolution pigment inkjet printing on NON-ARCHIVAL Epson Enhanced Matte paper. 
Sizes: A4, A3 A2, A1 & A0 (Borderless printing is currently not available on A1 & A0 prints).

Archival printing (pigment inkjet)

Sizes: A3 sheet and 44”/110cm wide roll.
Papers: Canson Platine (semi gloss/satin) & Canson Rag Photographique (matte/smooth rag).

Film scanning

High Dynamic Range (HDR) scans from film via an Imacon Flextight Scanner. Supported film formats include: 35mm, 120 (medium format) and 4x5 (large format). Booking is required in order to ensure that the film holders are made available. The scanner is located in Digital Studio Two (Room 1.04 Building 863).

Book the Film Scanner

Flatbed scanning

Epson V700 flatbed scanners are available for film & document scanning. Additional A4 & A3 sized scanners are also available for document scanning. No booking is required for flatbed scanning, however scanners can be reserved by contacting staff at vca-digital@unimelb.edu.au

3D printing

3D printing is available to all VCA & MCM students and can be arranged by appointment. A consultation with Digital Studio Staff is recommended to look over your file before printing. Visit the link below for detailed information on print pricing, file setup instructions, templates, manuals etc.

DOWNLOAD DIGITAL HUB GUIDE (PDF)

HOW TO PAY FOR PRINTING

Payment is required BEFORE printing and is made via the VCA Materials Shop (online eCart system). Click on the links below:

PAY FOR A4 PRINTING

PAY FOR A3 PRINTING

PAY FOR A2 PRINTING

PAY FOR A1 PRINTING

PAY FOR A0 PRINTING

PAY FOR A3 ARCHIVAL PRINTING

PAY FOR A2 ARCHIVAL PRINTING

PAY FOR A1 ARCHIVAL PRINTING

PAY FOR LARGE FORMAT ARCHIVAL PRINTING

PAY FOR 3D PRINTING

SCREEN SPACE

The VCA & MCM Digital Hub also supports a five channel video system (5 x 50” LCD flat panel displays with surround sound). The Screen Space is located in the foyer of the Hub Building and is available to all students and staff for exhibitions of video & new media works. Exhibitions generally run for a week but other times can be arranged (e.g. for a group tutorial or a specific performance etc). Please contact staff for more information.

EQUIPMENT LOANS

Equipment can be borrowed from the Faculty Equipment Store located at the rear of the Film and TV Building (B861, enter via the driveway on Grant Street). Please note that bookings are not excepted via phone or email; you must book and borrow/return all equipment in person.

Equipment includes:

  • Nikon DSLR Cameras 
  • Black Magic Pocket Cameras 
  • Black Magic Cinema Camera
  • Tripods
  • Sony, NEC and Mitsubishi projectors
  • Media players
  • Tungsten lighting kit with stands 
  • LED Lighting kit with stands
  • Zoom H6 sound recorder

EQUIPMENT LOAN TIMES

Pick up: 10:00–11:00am 

Returns: 2:00–3:00pm

(Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri)

OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION

Internet access

Internet access is available in all the Digital Studios as well as the Lenton Parr Library and throughout the campus on your on device via UniWireless. Please visit wireless.unimelb.edu.au to configure your personal device to the UniMelb wifi.

Document printing

A4 black & white laser printers are available in Digital Studio Two, C>Lab and outside the EMB Multimedia Teaching Lab (Room 222 Building 860). Colour laser printing and photocopying is available in the Lenton Parr Library. These printers are managed by UniCard and instructions can be found at the UniCard access points located beside the printers.

Digital Resources Student Guide

The Digital Resources Student Guide, printing price lists & setup guides, equipment/software manuals etc can be found on the Digital Studios Server (accessible via the desktop of all Digital Studio computers) or it can be downloaded from the link below. General enquiries can also be made via email at vca-digital@unimelb.edu.au

DOWNLOAD DIGITAL HUB GUIDE (PDF)

Please note: Digital Resource staff are not affiliated with IT services and are unable to assist with general IT related issues.

Visit Ask Unimelb or call (03) 8344 0888 for general IT issues.

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