Digital Media Studio

DMS LogoThe Digital Media Studio (DMS), located on the 2nd floor of the James E. Walker Library, offers knowledgeable staff who provide direction to appropriate resources, train users on the use of media applications and collaborate on projects. We offer the latest digital tools and unique facilities to enable the exploration of rich digital media for learning experiences, collaboration and creative expression. The Digital Media Studio is a welcoming, collaborative space for users of all abilities, disciplines, levels and interests.


The DMS is open all hours that the Library is open. See Library hours.


DMS Help Desk: 615-904-8526

In-person training

When possible, our help desk staff will answer all questions immediately, but for in-depth questions we may suggest online training or a one-on-one appointment. We will not do your project for you, but we will assist in training on equipment and software.

Studio Tours: We would love to show you around the place! Please give at least 72 hours notice for a tour request. Request a tour.

Tech Coach appointment:: Schedule a 30 minute one-on-one appointment with a Tech Coach when you need in-depth task-specific assistance on any of our multimedia software applications. For comprehensive training on a software topic, see our online training resources below. Please give at least 72 hours notice for a training request. View software that is available in the library here:

Online Training Resources

If you are a beginner or need comprehensive training on a software application, utilize the following online resources.

Lynda.comAll students, faculty and staff have access to the entire catalog of material provided by  Lynda currently offers more than 4500 courses on almost every conceivable topic and more courses are added to the catalog every week.  Tutorials are available for thousands of writing, publishing, graphic design, animation, and audio/video programs; career fields like marketing, filmmaking, game creation, IT security, and web design; and even job skills such as time management, and project coordination. These courses are available through apps available on almost all platforms – PC, Mac, iOS, Android. 

You can start using Lynda now by going to for more information and access to MTSU’s Lynda portal.  When accessing the portal, users with existing Lynda profiles will be given the opportunity to migrate their existing work, playlists, etc. to the new environment.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Gimp (image editing) Mac Built-in Apps

Copyright-friendly Media Sources

Find images that you can remix and reuse for your projects at our Media Sources guide.


  • 8 Dell PCs with 22" monitors
  • 17 iMacs with 27" monitors
  • 25 flatbed scanners
  • Color Printer
  • Multi-format card readers for checkout
  • Pen tablets for checkout
  • Headphones for checkout
  • Headphones with Microphones for checkout
  • Dry Erase Markers for checkout


Finishing and Collaboration

  • Tape, scissors, hole punch, staplers
  • Laminator
  • Prep table
  • Grid Board
  • Paper Cutter
  • 8 ½ x 11 Laminator
  • 1 electric typewriter

Presentation Practice Rooms

Presentation Practice Presentation Practice Rooms: Reservations required. Practice and record your presentation. Three large group study rooms on the 2nd floor (248B, 262B, and 201D) are equipped with large wall-mounted monitors and recording devices to allow students to practice and record presentations. A green screen is available for use in Presentation Practice Room 248B. Usage policy.