The purpose of the Media Arts Lab (MAL) Access Meeting is to help student obtain equipment and resource access beyond the access granted to them in their classes. In addition to helping students obtain access, MAL is tasked to protect university resources by reviewing requests and making sure students are prepared to use the equipment/resources properly.


Access is needed for the following situations:
  • Any equipment beyond class approved lists
  • Beginning and Advanced Practice exercises
  • Advanced Fiction and Nonfiction Production Projects

Access meetings must take place at least one week before the desired reservation time. To schedule a time to meet with access, follow the instructions here:


NOTE: Please plan on attending access meeting no later than one week before project date. 
Before scheduling an Access meeting, fill out all paperwork and meet with your project or faculty advisor. In order to schedule an Access meeting, fill out the Access Meeting Request Form at least 48 hours before an Access meeting. Fall/Winter semester Access meetings take place every Tuesday from 10-11am. You will be emailed (or otherwise contacted) by the Access Manager before the meeting to confirm your appointment.


Access meetings take place on Tuesdays at 10am during Fall and Winter semester (for Fall 2021, we will be meeting via zoom, a link will be given to you once you schedule a meeting via the link above). All students involved in the request must attend the access meeting.

During the meeting you will be asked to explain why you need the equipment and are expected to demonstrate your competence and understanding with the equipment you are requesting.

Connect2 Reservation System

Media Arts Equipment is reserved only for use in Media Arts classes and MA faculty/MAL approved projects. Equipment cannot be checked out for student’s personal or commercial projects.  

Since the number of students enrolled in the Media Arts program exceeds the amount of equipment available, all equipment must be reserved before a student may check it out.

The Media Arts Labs uses a web-based reservation system, Connect2, which is accessible to all current Media Arts students. Using Connect2, students may select, schedule, and reserve equipment.


  • Have all of your paperwork completely filled out and ready to hand in
  • Be on time, be polite, remember that access is a privilege, not a right
  • Know your equipment list, make sure it is complete, understand the purpose of each piece requested
  • Ask questions if you do not understand anything
  • Have a couple of options of dates in case equipment is unavailable