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The Multimedia Access Center is an open lab where you can exercise your creativity, work on an assignment, attend a workshop, record a short video or simply check your email.

Located on the first floor of the Natali Student Center across from the Student Bookstore, the lab has 9 Apple iMacs and 1 Mac Pro, loaded with Adobe CS5.5, Apple’s iLife & iWork, and Microsoft Office. Specialty machines also have Final Cut Pro 5 and the iPhone and Android SDK.

Occasionally we offer workshops for students and staff, and our knowledgeable student staff is always available to help. They won’t do your homework, but they can give you tips on how to use the software.

Printing Services

The lab has a Sharp color printer/copier/scanner free for student use. We ask that you keep copies to a MAXIMUM of 30 copies per project, please. If you need a larger quantity, we suggest the university Copy Center (x4440). There is also a large format printer that can print up to 42″ high/wide. Printing on the large format printer requires advance notice of at least one week. There is a nominal cost associated with large format printing. You may submit your job request via our online Work Request form.

Poster Prices:

16″ x 20″ = $4.00 plain/$8.00 photo
22″ x 28″ = $8.00 plain/$16.00 photo
24″ x 36″ = $12.00 plain/$24.00 photo
36″ x 48″ = $22.00 plain/$48.00 photo
Mounting on foamcore = + $5.00 (customer must supply foamcore)

Rush Fee (less than 24 hour notice) = $5.00

For custom sizes, please ask one of our graphic designers for a quote.

Web Services

The MAC Lab offers free web space and development services to all allocated clubs and organizations on campus. We can develop your club a brand new website from design to implementation. We also manage updates to existing club websites for you. You can request a website using our Website Request form.

Design Services

Our Creatives will work with your group to create event posters, t-shirt designs, logos, and more. Schedule an appointment by emailing stu_saiweb@calu.edu or by completing our online Work Request form. Please allow ample time before your event for the creative process!

Multimedia Services

Need to digitize some video for class? Want to film a short video for YouTube? Thinking about starting a podcast? Stop by and talk with one of our audio/video experts; you can even sign out a video camera or a handheld recorder for your projects. CalCard required for lending.

Want to Work With Us?

The MAC is always looking for qualified individuals to staff the center—sometimes we can even pay you!
Minimum qualifications:

  • Current Cal U student
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills

Suggested skills:

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign (graphics/design positions)
  • HTML, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, JSON, Java (web/programming positions)

We employ students under the Federal and State Workstudy Programs, through the Graduate Assistant program, and, occasionally, as part-time Student Association, Inc. (SAI) employees.

Volunteers are accepted at all times, and internships are available. Contact Koury Lape at 724.938.4515 for more details.

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Description

The Multimedia Access Center is an open lab where you can exercise your creativity, work on an assignment, attend a workshop, record a short video or simply check your email. The lab students and staff also produce a weekly podcast. The lab is located on the first floor of the Natali Student Center, across from the Student Bookstore.

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Academic/Departmental