Language and Media Center

Using the Space: 

Phone: (517) 884-1938

Email: rcahtech@msu.edu

Hours:

Sunday-Thursday, 1 - 10 p.m.

Friday, 1 - 5 p.m.

The Language and Media Center (LMC) supports media production and world-language proficiency in the college through an array of resources and services. It is designed to provide a technology-rich space for creating, learning, and collaborating. In the LMC, you can plug your guitar into a computer and record a song; watch a foreign language film; learn to make and publish your own website for free; print out large banners and posters; and so much more. Students can also work as LMC consultants, who help teach how to use media production applications like Photoshop and Final Cut Pro as well as give feedback on creative projects.

Space

The LMC offers a suite of rooms designed to facilitate learning, collaboration, and composing. Our conference rooms seat groups up to eight and are equipped with flat screen monitors that can be used for presentations or to watch films and other media.

World Language Proficiency Resources

The LMC has numerous resources that support language learning:

  • a library of films in various world languages;
  • world language dictionaries and other reference books;
  • magazines, newspapers, and board games in a wide range of world languages.

Media-Production Resources

The LMC supports media production, including websites, videos, music, spoken-word compositions, digital animation, and a wide variety of print materials (posters, banners, brochures, etc.). Our computer workstations are equipped with specialized applications like Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro. We provide access to peripherals like color printers, a wide-format photoprinter, digital cameras, camcorders, microphones, and digital voice recorders. Our midi keyboards and digi-tal conversion boxes allow users to compose and record music.

Media Production Software Available in the LMC

General Office Applications

  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Acrobat

Graphics Production and Desktop Publishing

  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator

Video Production

  • After Effects
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iDVD
  • iMovie
  • Premiere

Sound Production

  • Audacity
  • Garage Band
  • Soundbooth
  • ProTools

Web Production

  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash
  • SiteGrinder

Printing at the RCAH Language and Media Center

The Language and Media Center aims to support proficiency across a wide range of media, including print media. Our workstations are equipped with professional desktop‐publishing and graphics‐editing software such as InDesign and Photoshop, and we have two printers for outputting a wide range high‐quality print compositions: a color laser printer and a large‐format photo printer. There is also a Netprint printer where you pay on a per-sheet basis. Find more information about printing in the LMC here.

Equipment Available for Check-Out at the RCAH Language and Media Center

Members of the RCAH community can check out some equipment from the LMC. Standard items can be checked out through LMC student consultants for one week; other items can be checked out for up to 72 hours through Dave Cable. Dave is typically in the LMC from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. If you would like to meet with him outside those hours, please call (884-1326) or email (cabled@msu.edu) to set up an appointment.

Find a complete list of equipment that can be checked out from the LMC here.

Working at the LMC

The LMC is staffed with student consultants. If you are interested in working in the LMC, please contact Dave Sheridan.