CCI Facilities; June 2019

Support your studies with professional kit

Location: Eldon Building

The CCI Open Access Suite is the central IT study space at the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.

Students can access computers equipped with key digital media, plus design and animation software used in the creative industries such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Maya, and 3D Studio Max.

The Suite features a series of printers for student work, plotter and sublimation machines, and setups for Animation students to digitally draw by hand.

It's also home to our games lab. Split across two rooms, these labs are dedicated areas for our Computer Games students to develop, run, and test their creations.

CCI Facilities; June 2019

CCI Open Access Suite equipment and amenities

  • Over 65 computers with software including Adobe Creative Cloud, Maya, 3D Studio Max, ZBrush, and Avid Media Composer
  • Access to Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest — for the preparation and testing of VR projects
  • Rostrum setup
  • Wacom graphics tablets and screens
  • Eight printers — including five large format printers to print works to scale on standard and photo paper, film, and vinyl
  • Vinyl plotter — to precisely cut vinyl using digital software
  • Dye sublimation machines — to transfer images onto synthetic materials like plastic, paper and card
  • Risograph machine — for sustainable stencil printing using soy-based inks
  • Paper trimmer — for sizing materials before and after image transfers
  • Large format and small format scanners
10th December 2018
CCI Facilities and Students

Games labs equipment and amenities

  • 20 PCs installed with game design and development software, including the Unreal Engine, Unity Pro, and Visual Studio
  • 10 PS5 development kits for students to use with specialist server space and access to the PlayStation game development environment
  • Nintendo Switch development kits

Students must sign a licence agreement with Sony and Nintendo before they can use the PS5 and Nintendo Switch development kits.

Related facilities

Music and Sound Recording Studios

Our high-end professional music studio complex houses three studios, two live rooms, editing rooms, and a vocal booth.

Freya Stafford - CCIXR facility
Explore studio

Video Editing Suite

Our suite includes non-linear editing software Avid Media Composer and DaVinci Resolve, and specialist hardware for efficient film editing.

B Roll Day 3
Explore Suite

Virtual Reality Lab

Our VR lab boasts the latest immersive and interactive technologies used by the ever-evolving VR industry.

Student wearing a VR headset as the CCIXR centre
Explore VR Lab

Where to find us

CCI Open Access Suite
Eldon Building
Winston Churchill Avenue