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Brown Center Building Hours
Weekdays: 8am – 12am
Saturdays: 8:30am – 10pm
Sundays: 8:30am – 10pm

Fox Building Hours
Weekdays: 8am – 12am

Saturdays: 8:30am – 10pm

Sundays: 8:30am – 10pm

Classroom and Studios
*All computers have copies of Adobe Creative Suite. PCs have copies of Autodesk software.

*MICA currently has 4 licenses for ToonBoom, Storyboard Pro and 2 licenses of ToonBoom Harmony. These licenses live on the PC's in BR214.

*Pens for Cintiqs are available for check out at MICA A/V Art Tech (see below)

Brown Center, 2nd Floor

201 – Departmental Office

Program Coordinator - Kathryn Freeman

Manager - Adam Davies
202 – Chair’s Office: Steve Meneely
203 – Faculty Office: Laurence Arcadias, Erinn Hagerty, Andrew Keiper
204 – 2D/3D Mac Classroom (20 PC’s + 20 Cintiqs)
205 – 2D/3D PC Classroom (20 PC’s + 4 Cintiqs)

206 - 10 iMACs
209 – Senior Studio Space, primarily stop-motion
210 – Senior Studio Space, primarily stop-motion, installation, VR 
211 – PT Faculty Office
212 – Small work lab (3 MacPro’s, 1 MacPro Sound Station, 2 2D Animation Light Boxes, 4 Cintiqs) – open for all students enrolled in animation classes
215 – Flex studio space for all students enrolled in animation classes (4 PC's and Cintiqs, 2 2D Animation Light Boxes)
217 – 2D Animation Classroom (4 iMacs & 18 2D Animation Light Boxes)
217A – Faculty Office: Stephanie Williams, Isma Sanz-Peña
414 (shared) – A two-room audio recording studio
410 (shared) – A large green screen video and documentation room
417 (shared) – A small green screen studio

Fox Building

213 – Long-term Stop Motion Studios (5 Studios, 5 PCs, large Multi-Plane)

214 – Stop-Motion Classroom (12 iMacs + Stop Motion Equipment Check-out)

Equipment Checkout: MICA Art Tech Building - AV Services Tech Desk 


AY 21-22 hours:

Monday - Friday:   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday:   Closed


General Checkout Rental Policies

Reservations should be made ahead of your arrival:!/

Animation Equipment Rental Policies:

Default equipment rental period is 48 hours. Students may renew equipment for upto 3 days without an extension request form. Extension request forms can be found both in the Main Animation Office and at the AV Services Tech Desk. These forms must be approved and signed by either Adam Davies, Manager or Stephanie Williams, Faculty.

Technology will be a key part of your MICA experience, whether in the classroom, library or residence hall. The information below will help you select the right computer for your educational needs.


Recommended specifications for new Apple/Macintosh computers:

13" MacBook Pro

  • Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU 

  • 16GB of RAM 

  • 512GB solid state drive


16" MacBook Pro

  •  Intel 6-Core i7 processor 

  • 16GB of RAM 

  • 512GB solid state drive

  • AMD Radeon Pro 5300M


Please note: The 16" MacBook Pro is recommended for students planning to major in Film & Video, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, and Product Design. Additionally, as the MacBook Pros use the newer USB-C ports for I/O connectivity, the purchase of a USB to USB-C adapter is recommended.


Minimum specifications for existing Apple / Macintosh computers:

  • Intel Core i5 processor

  • 8 GB of RAM

  • 128 GB solid-state drive

  • 13" or larger screen


Recommended specifications for new Windows machines / PCs:

15" Dell XPS 9510 laptop

  • Intel Core i7 processor 

  • Windows 10 Pro 

  • 16GB of RAM 

  • 512GB solid state drive 

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6


Minimum specifications for existing Windows machines / PCs

  • Intel Core i5 processor

  • 8 GB of RAM

  • 128 GB solid state drive

  • 13" or larger screen


Important Notes

  • Support plans for computers are highly recommended

  • 1 - 4 TB hard drive is recommended. 

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