Media equipment and consultations

Media services provides media equipment for no-cost checkout to UMN students, staff and faculty. Consultations on using the equipment or any part of the media production process are available. Priority for equipment and consultations is given to students working on course-related media projects.

Services and resources

Media consultations

One-hour online appointments are offered primarily for students working on course-assigned media projects. The media consultant helps you organize your project, develop a story, decide on equipment, give video and audio pre-production advice, and answer specific questions about editing software.

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Drop-in help

Drop-in hours in the Toaster Innovation Hub have ended, and we will resume in Fall 2023. If you need help with your project, please request a consultation using the button on this page.


  • More workshops available soon!

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