Digital Media Center


Digital Media Center


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 well-trained student employees 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.

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

  • Podcasting BootCamp Intersession Class 2018

    This 1-credit ‘Bootcamp-style’ class is geared for students with no prior podcasting experience. The course is an intensive, week-long introduction to creating podcasts. The class is composed of lectures and hands-on workshops including recording, editing, and promotion. The class will meet in the DMC (Mattin/Offit 226) Tuesday January 22, 2019


  • Unity: Immersive Storytelling Class

    This 1-credit ‘Bootcamp-style’ class is geared for students with no prior programming knowledge.


  • Audio Bios: Engagement through storytelling

    Giovanna Molina and Simone Robbennolt have been recording, editing and sharing and successful podcast entitled “Audio Bios”


  • Axel, the Guitar-Playing Robot

    Justin Joyce, with the assistance of Gautam Prabhu and Russ Huang, completed a prototype in Spring of 2018 for a unique guitar-playing robot design called “Axel.”


  • StrayThink (Project Grip): Creating touch for VR environments

    Virtual reality today is missing a core element of the reality that it emulates: touch. To fill that gap, Nikhil Baddam and Owen Friesen are constructing a haptic glove for Virtual Reality Environments (more…)

  • Student records LP in the DMC’s recording studio!

    Kristopher Madu also known as Travis Karter records album in the DMC’s Recording studio.