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

  • DMC Yard Sale 2017

    The DMC is doing some serious Spring Cleaning! Come score some great deals on used tech gear. We’re selling old computer hardware, audio/photo/video components, cables, cases, accessories, and more! Stop by the Tech Store, located in Garland Hall, Suite 01A on Tuesday, May 9th 9-1pm. You’ll be glad you did 🙂

  • Spring DMC Game Night!

    On April 1st, the DMC will be hosting their Spring Game Night event! A fun-filled night of games, food and prizes. Featuring The DMC Battle Royale, Make Identity Buttons, The DMC LED Wall, The Virtual Reality Experience, Classic Party Games, Snacks Galore, and much more. As always, admission is free with your J-Card!

  • View from the Nest

    CALLING ALL SENIORS! View from the Nest is a new opportunity for seniors to capture your last semester on campus. This project is a virtual yearbook, open-sourcing footage from seniors to create a video montage that will be shown at graduation and made available online. Artistic ability or prior filming experience is not needed to participate–all are welcome to get involved! We want to capture as much of the student body as possible. The footage collected will be edited into a final montage comprised of shots from all participating students. This video will be shown at Commencement, and also made available online to share with friends and family.


  • New Forms/New Paths

    A weekend of new electronic music and ideas comes to JHU. March 3-5, 2017 The sounds of electronically produced music are the most common sounds one hears in popular culture and media. What was once rare and only available to avant-garde composers and music industry producers, is accessible to millions in the form


  • Bookmark our new online reservation system

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


    Amelia Voos and her team (Max Jarcho, Dan Matsumoto, Danielle Naassana, Bridget Chen, K.J. Burnett, TJ Jois, Irving Nestor, and Chris Wend) combined their efforts with technical support and artistic guidance from the DMC to create this interactive artwork which debuted at JHU’s 2016 Lighting of the Quads. Enlighten is