Digital Media Center


Digital Media Center


digital media center patron checks out equipment

The DMC is a multimedia lab space as well as an equipment, printing and knowledge resource for students interested in exploring creative uses of emerging media and technology to communicate their ideas.

In addition to our highly-skilled professional staff, the DMC is staffed by a cadre of 24 well-trained student staff who work with members at every level of their projects. The lab itself consists of 18 high-end dual-boot workstations with a full complement of commercial and professional-grade software for completing tasks related to audio, video, photography, graphics, animation, 3-D modeling and design, web-based and multimedia projects.

We also provide specialized workspaces and equipment for professional audio recording and editing/mastering, high-demand gaming, simulation and modeling, and maker/hacker activities. We provide resale materials necessary for archival-grade photography and printing, as well as large-format and 3-D printing services.


The DMC is open to all full-time students enrolled in the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Make! Learn! Play!

Our Mission

By promoting the use of emerging technologies in students’ scholarly and creative works, the Brown Foundation Digital Media Center prepares life-long learners to confidently master new technologies and to disseminate works that effectively communicate their ideas.

News & Announcements

  • Guest Artist Lishan AZ, talk and workshop

    Artist talk: Designing Games to Save Your Own Life, Friday March 2, 7-8:30pm, Mattin/Offit 162.   Hands-On workshop: Make Board Games Celebrating Women, Saturday March 3, 2-5pm in the DMC, Mattin/Offit 226.   Lishan AZ is a game designer and writer who creates experiences that blend digital and non-digital play while


  • Spring 2018 Game Night: Throwback to the Future

    DMC Game Night, a safe space to play! Join us at the DMC’s Throwback to the Future Game Night on March 3rd 10pm – 1am in the Mattin Center. Dive into virtual reality or get nostalgic with any of our throwback games. Play games with a group of friends or on your own. The event is free and open to all who have a J-card. Throwback snacks will be provided. There is something fun for everyone so come out and play!


  • StoryNest: 2017

    During Fall 2017 first year move in the JHU Digital Media Center invited incoming students and their families to share their stories, thoughts, and feelings about the transition to Hopkins. Everyone’s audio recordings were mixed together to create a soundscape serving as a shared reflection on the transition to college at Johns Hopkins University.


  • Take a DMC Workshop!

    The DMC offers a variety of workshops each semester selected from the master list below. Fall semester workshops are typically held from the middle of September to the week before Thanksgiving. Spring semester workshops are typically held from the first week of February to the week after spring break. Special events are sprinkled in throughout the academic year.


  • Bookmark our online reservation system

    You now have the power to make your own reservations for equipment, workstations, workshops, and other resources through our online reservation system, BookIt!

  • Member Profile: John Rattray

    John Rattray is creating a prototype for a low cost alternative to automated and remote controlled window blinds using 3D modeling, 3D printing, and smart phone application design. He hopes that this low cost alternative can be used to assist individuals with disabilities.