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.

Upcoming Events

  • HUB

    January 23, 2018

    Sharing B'More stories: Out of the Blocks visits JHU


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News & Announcements

  • Podcast Bootcamp Intersession Course: Jan 22-26, 2018

    Learn how to record, edit and promote your own podcast!   In an era of political unrest, podcasts have become a powerful means of expressing personal voices and generating civil discourse. As a collaboration between the Writing Seminars and the Digital Media Center, the Podcast Bootcamp presents students with an


  • Sharing B’More Stories: Out of the Blocks comes to JHU

    The DMC is excited to host a lecture and Q&A from Aaron Heinkin and Wendel Patrick from the Out of the Blocks podcast!


  • The Digital Da Vinci Award

    Leonardo Da Vinci was the quintessential Renaissance thinker who combined ideas from many disciplines. What ideas do you have to lead us into a new era? What tools, materials, and mentoring would it take to get your idea off the napkin and into the real world? Is your idea Leonardo-worthy? The DMC has money available for creative projects!


  • 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!