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FACILITIES

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ANIM/GD BUILDING HOURS

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

Dolphin Building Hours
Weekdays: 8am – 12am

Saturdays: 8:30am – 10pm

Sundays: 8:30am – 10pm

Buildng Hours

CLASSROOMS & 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)

Classrooms & Studios

EQUIPMENT RENTAL: AV Services General Policy

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

 

AY 23-24 hours:

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

Saturday - Sunday:   Closed

General Checkout Rental Policies: https://assets.mica.edu/files/resources/tech-desk-policy.pdf

Reservations should be made ahead of your arrival:

https://checkout.mica.edu/patron#!/

AV Services

EQUIPMENT RENTAL INFO: Animation Dep General Policy 

GENERAL EQUIPMENT

The default rental period is 48 hours*

 

*Exceptions include observations of Tech Desk Operating Hours. Late fees will be excused for general equipment that is checked out for more than a 48 hour period if the checkout period ends beyond Tech Desk Operating Hours. Equipment checkouts will be due, by default, at 8:30am the following business day.

 

EXTENDED CHECKOUT FOR GENERAL EQUIPMENT:

 

Students may request an extension for any general animation department equipment up to an additional 7 days WITH an “Extension Request Form”. Paper versions of this form can be picked up from both the Tech Desk, AV Services in the Art Tech Center and the Animation Department’s Main Office, located on the 2nd floor in the Brown Center. 


This form should be signed by either Adam Davies, Studio Manager or any other FT Animation Faculty (Steve Meneely, Laurence Arcadias, Isma Sanz-Pena, Andrew Keiper, Erinn Hagerty, Stephanie Williams). The extension will then be verified by the AV Services Manager.

ANIM General Polic

EQUIPMENT RENTAL INFO: Camera Related Policy

Canon T3i, Canon 60D, 70D, 80D, 90D cameras, tripods, lighting kits, lenses, lens accessories, cord packets

 

The default rental period is 24 hours*

 

*Exceptions include observations of Tech Desk Operating Hours. Late fees will be excused for camera related equipment that is checked out for more than a 24 hour period if the checkout period ends beyond Tech Desk Operating Hours. Equipment checkouts will be due, by default, at 8:30am the following business day.

 

EXTENDED CHECKOUT FOR CAMERA RELATED EQUIPMENT:

 

Students may request an extension for any camera related equipment up to an additional 48 hours WITH an “Extension Request Form”. Paper versions of this form can be picked up from both the Tech Desk, AV Services in the Art Tech Center and the Animation Department’s Main Office, located on the 2nd floor in the Brown Center. 

 

This form should be signed by either Adam Davies, Studio Manager or Stephanie Williams, Animation Faculty. The extension will then be verified by the AV Services Manager.

 

Before this form is signed, Faculty/Staff will consult the “Animation Equipment Calendar” (LINK TBD) to make sure that equipment is available for extended use. Additional information about camera equipment checkout can be found in the AV Service Web Portal with the Timeline Button.

 

ADVANCED CAMERAS:

Canon 5D camera/lens packs

 

Students interested in using these cameras should undergo a 5D Camera training conducted by Adam Davies prior to camera use. Students should email Adam to schedule an appointment. 

 

Permissions should be limited to students completing their Thesis work with priority given to Stop Motion Related projects (It should be noted that students listed as both senior and junior levels are often listed within Thesis).

Anim Camera

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY GUIDE

 

https://www.mica.edu/campus-resources/technology/hardware/

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. 

Student Tech Guide
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