Our Digital Studios are the central IT study space at the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.
You have access to 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 also features setups for animation students to digitally draw by hand, plotter and sublimation machines, and a series of printers for student work.
It's also home to our games labs. Split across two rooms, these labs are dedicated areas for our computer games students to develop, run, and test their creations.
The Open Access Suite has:
- more than 65 computers with software including Adobe Creative Cloud, Maya, 3D Studio Max, ZBrush and Avid Media Composer
- access to Oculus Rift S & Oculus Quest — for the preparation and testing of VR projects
- a rostrum setup
- many Wacom graphics tablets and screens
- 8x printers — including 5x 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
Our two games labs have 20 PCs installed with game design and development software including the Unreal Engine, Unity Pro, and Visual Studio.
We also have 10 PS5 dev kits for students to use with specialist server space and access to the PlayStation game development environment.
Students must sign a licence agreement with Sony before they can begin using the PS5 dev kits.
We also have Nintendo Switch Development Kits, which also need a licence agreement to be signed before use.
Where to find us
CCI Open Access Suite
Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Winston Churchill Avenue