Studio Spaces

Five unique facilities located on the third floor of the DUC

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Studio 350

This versatile studio is soundproofed and features a variety of photo/video backdrops, lighting rail system, an audio tie-in system, as well as an audio mastering control room and voiceover booth.

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Podcast Studio

Our plug-n-play vocal recording studio allows podcasters of any skill level to produce clean, crisp audio in minutes.

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Media Lab

Open 24/7 to print media student groups and Monday-Friday during business hours to all WashU students, the Media Lab features four extended-display iMacs, each with the full Adobe Creative Suite.

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Video Studio

Our largest studio space, the video studio is ideal for larger and livestream productions. It includes an interview set, chromakey wall, and a control room with 10-camera switcher.

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Media Plaza

This comfortable media space features chalkboard and white board walls and plenty of table and soft seating.

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 Media Rentals

A full line of professional and consumer-grade media equipment.

Harvey Media Center (HMC) Media Rentals provides audio and video equipment for rental to students, staff faculty and guests of Washington University in St. Louis.

Equipment is rented at a minimal cost and available for pickup from a centralized location in the Admin Offices (DUC 340) of the Harvey Media Center. We also provide technical and setup assistance, available for any events occurring in the Danforth University Center and spaces managed by the Event Management office for an hourly rate.

Rental Details

  • Equipment rental reservations can be made by using the online request form.
  • You may rent equipment any time up to 48 hours before an event.
  • If you need to cancel an equipment reservation, please call 314-935-3961 or send an email to noting that you want to cancel your request.
  • You may pick up your rental equipment on either the day before or the day of your event. The only location you may pick up and return the equipment is DUC 340 between the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • If equipment is returned to any location other than DUC 340 and/or outside the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on the agreed upon return date, you will be charged a $100 abandonment penalty.
  •  Any equipment not returned at the agreed-upon date will be subject to a late penalty of $100 for each day that it is late as well as possible fines and/or other disciplinary actions.

Getting Assistance

HMC Media Rentals offers technical and setup assistance for events held at the DUC. After 5 p.m. and on weekends, formal technical assistance is not available, but student workers at the DUC info desks can offer limited help. HMC Media Rentals does not have the capability to edit student films.


Jeff Allen

Multimedia Specialist

Steven Harowitz

Associate Director for Harvey Media Center