Media Center Services

On-call Classroom AV Support

The Media Centers offer on-call trouble shooting for any issues related to classroom projectors, podium computers, and room speakers. Please call the Media Center front desk  (SF: 415.551.9240/ Oak: 510.594.3731) and we will send someone to help you in your classroom. The most effective and efficient way to reach us for technical troubleshooting is via phone.  We can also be reached via email or a helpdesk ticket. 

Here are help sheets for common issues:

How to unmirror screens 

How to set-up a Class Zoom Meeting 

Equipment Check-Out and Training

We offer checkout of audio visual equipment (including professional grade cameras and projectors) at no cost to all current CCA students, faculty, and staff. We will also teach you how to use the equipment, either ask us at checkout or schedule an appointment. During the school year we ask that patrons not check-out duplicates of the same high demand item (ex:multiple cameras, tripods, projectors). If hoping to use equipment over the weekend, we highly suggest patrons make reservations for items in advance. This can be done either in person or over the phone. Patrons with outstanding fines at any of the check-out centers on campus cannot use equipment from the Media Centers until their account has been settled at the respective check-out center. Items must be returned to the same Media Center they were checked out from.

List of Equipment 

Equipment Check-out FAQ

Max Allen teaching audio workshop


We offer long term check-outs of AV such as monitors, media players, and projectors for CCA exhibitions. These require approval from the Media Center Manager and should be coordinated, whenever possible, via a Program Manager. Program Managers should directly contact the Media Center managerial staff via email to coordinate these reservations. The earlier the reservation is made, the more likely we will be able to accommodate your request.

Please see our : Exhibition Support Guidelines

Production Stage, Editing Suites, and Film Equipment

Use of the production stage, editing suites, and film equipment is open to all CCA students with proper training. The Film Equipment Cage is located in the SF Media Center but run independently. To see a more detailed list of equipment and studios available for personal check-out: visit the Film Studios Page. Additional questions regarding this equipment and studios should be directed to the Film Studio Manager, Joel Rakowski: