Media Commons

Media Commons

The Media Commons (MC) is a University-wide initiative designed to enrich students' academic lives by creating digital content for their coursework. The Media Commons will provide all Penn State locations with common sets of computing tools, support materials, and opportunities to create digital media of all kinds. The Media Commons will also help to educate faculty, staff, and students about the appropriate uses of digital media.

Penn State Beaver Location

One Button Studio:  Room 101, Michael Baker Building

Editing Stations:  Campus Library and Room 101, Michael Baker Building

Penn State Beaver Hours 

The One Button Studio is available 24 hours a day with card swipe access. 

The MC editing stations are open when the Campus Library is open.


Q: I need a digital video camera or still camera for a project, but can't take the equipment from the studio. What should I do? 

A: Digital video and still cameras, as well as wireless microphones, are available to be signed out for up to two weeks at a time. Please visit the campus Library to sign out equipment.

Q: I need help! Where should I go? 

A: There are a number of ways to get help with Media Commons projects:

  • How-to manuals are provided in each editing suite.
  • Visit the Media Commons website at to chat with a Media Commons consultant or to access "How-To" documents and video tutorials.
  • Call the Media Commons Hotline (toll free): 866-266-7496
  • Email the Media Commons staff:

Q: How can I learn more about Media Commons? 

A: Visit for information about equipment use, software, and much more.