Spaces and Tools

Champlain provides a remarkable array of campus resources and facilities for our Emergent Media students.

Emergent Media Center

MFA Spaces & Tools

In deep connection with the MFA and MS in Emergent Media programs is the Emergent Media Center (EMC). The EMC at Champlain College is an award-winning hotbed of digital innovation, specializing in the design and production of electronic games, mobile applications and other interactive experiences. This state-of-the-art studio with PC and Mac computer workstations runs industry-leading software such as Autodesk Maya, Adobe and Microsoft products and has flex space manipulated by rolling white boards allowing for small or large group collaboration and brainstorming. Students have access to physical computing components, 3D scanners, motion tracking equipment, game consoles and knowledge resource center. During Collaborative Production classes, MFA and MS in Emergent Media students will work with undergrads on projects housed at the EMC. The EMC is located at the Miller Center on 175 Lakeside Ave in Burlington.

The Champlain MakerLab

The Champlain MakerLab

The Champlain College MakerLab is a prototyping facility equipped with state-of-the-art 3D printers, 3-D scanner, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, Arduinos, and more traditional tools that will allow students and the extended Champlain community to explore the possibilities for invention and entrepreneurship now available. It's a space where people from across disciplines evolve ideas and collaborate on projects at the intersection of art, technology and entrepreneurship.

Center for Communication and Creative Media

Center for Creative Media

Champlain College's newly opened $24.5 million Center for Communication and Creative Media provides students and faculty with state-of-the-art facilities for current and emerging fields of study and serves as a campus center for student services.

The 42,000 square foot addition and alterations to the existing Hauke Center and Alumni Auditorium is part of the College's master plan to provide each of the divisions with its own home building. Completed in August 2015, this expanded and renovated structure has a combined gross floor area of approximately 75,000 square feet.

As the new home of the Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM), the CCM building houses all CCM faculty and academic spaces, including Game and Graphic Design labs, Sound Studios, a Filmmaking and Broadcast Media Production Stage, an Art Gallery and a Drawing Studio.

Miller Information Commons

MFA Spaces & Tools

The Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Information Commons holds all the resources of a traditional library, as well as:

  • Fully networked computers, multimedia labs and private study rooms
  • Video-conferencing centers and electronic resources
  • Online work stations that provide access to subscription service research sources such as Lexis-Nexis and JSTOR
  • Wireless computer networking
  • PC computer classroom

Media Services

Students have the ability to check out and use a wide range of production equipment, including professional quality and pro-sumer video camera kits, light kits, audio kits, steady cams and more.

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