Media Arts & Game Development Labs:
McGraw Hall 127, Center of the Arts 4, 2048, and 2051, and Anderson 1203c
Launched in the Spring of 2010, the design, hardware, and functionality of the MAGD Media Lab in McGraw 127 is on the cutting edge of educational technology. The theme of the lab is high definition, tapeless, streamlined workflow that includes such collaborative technologies as HD video conferencing and a dedicated cloud storage solution. In all, the MAGD program boasts five fully equipped multimedia labs spread out across three campus buildings, perfect playgrounds for 21st century media production, distribution, and innovation.
- 21 27" iMacs: 3.06 GHz, 4GB mem, 1TB HD
- Floating teacher's station
- Final Cut Pro Suite
- 3DS Max Suite
- Adobe Production Premium Suite
- HD video cameras, sound and lighting equipment
- Bluescreen and blackscreen soundstage with acoustic optimization
- Image and sound libraries
- 55" HD display
- Distributed audio system
- Gaming systems: PS3, XBox 360, Nintendo Wii
- Video game library
- HD video conferencing unit
- Cloud Storage
The Whitewater Innovation Center
In the Fall of 2009, a $4.7 million federal Economic Development Administration grant was awarded to the Whitewater University Technology Park to help fund the Innovation Center.
The Innovation Center is designed to foster the development of new business-based research conducted by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty and staff and their business partners and is expected to create several hundred jobs in the future.
The MAGD program will benefit from the well-funded initiative, as projects created in our gaming/multimedia program will have the opportunity to mature and become monetized via the Whitewater Innovation Center's Business Incubator.