TIME: Resources

Overview of TIME Support Resources

This section provides a summary of the support resources related to the Digital Media Workshops taught in the Studio Foundation TIME classes. Click on these links for related information: Technology Requirements page and the TIME Digital Media Workshops and Handouts page. If there’s a resource you’d like to see added to this (or any other) section of the site, please contact Gene Preble at (617) 879-7298 or visit the SF Cage in South 306.

The Cage

The Cage Monitors working in the Studio Foundation Cage are your first tier of support and are able to help you with basic questions related to digital cameras, Photoshop, printing, sound recorders, video cameras, and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. During busy times they may have to place priority on equipment check-out and check-in transactions, however, most of the time, especially during the evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, they are available to help you with basic questions. If you need more extensive help, consider the Digital Media Zone or one-on-one consultations.

Open Computer Lab Hours in Studio Foundation
South 306 (the SF Cage and vestibule)
  • Monday: 8am – 10pm 
  • Tuesday: 8am – 10pm 
  • Wednesday: 8am – 10pm 
  • Thursday: 8am – 10pm 
  • Friday: 8am – 7pm  
South 305 will be available when demand dictates. The other labs may also be available by scheduling a time with the studio manager. 
If you need assistance with your assignment or would like a tutorial on a specific topic, consider coming during the Digital Media Zone. The Digital Media Zones are special open lab hours with an expert consultant in the house to answer your questions and/or provide one-on-one tutoring.

Digital Media Zone Schedule
South 305
  • Tuesdays, 6:45pm – 9:45pm
  • Thursdays, 6:45pm – 9:45pm
This is a good time to come in to work on your TIME course projects.

One-on-One Consultations

Students who need extra help beyond visiting the cage or attending the Digital Media Zone are encouraged to schedule a one-on-one session with Gene Preble (Media Arts Studio Manager). These can be scheduled by calling Gene at (617) 879-7298 (office).  Please keep in mind that one-on-one consultations must be scheduled in advance and are subject to availability. 


The TIME Digital Media Workshops and Handouts page provides links to handouts (PDF downloads) and links to sites with resources related to the TIME Digital Media Workshops, covering sound recording, video production, and video/audio editing with Adobe Premiere. In addition, the Visual Language Handouts Page is where you’ll find handouts for topics covered in the Visual Language Digital Media Workshops like digital still camera usage, lighting, and Adobe Photoshop.

The Computer Labs on the 3rd and 7th floors of the Tower Building 

Students who need access to a lab on the weekends may also use the Computer Arts Center Labs on the 3rd floor of Tower as well as the Computer Arts Center Video Labs on the 7th floor of Tower (713 or 729, not to be confused with the Film/Video department lab on the same floor). Hours for the 3rd and 7th floor labs are posted on inside.massart.edu.