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Multimedia Projects

This guide is to help students who need or want to work on multimedia projects for non-multimedia classes and majors as well as for students who are new to multimedia production.

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CMS Resources


The Creative Maker Studio hosts virtual and in-person workshops on various creative topics such as software editing and multimedia creation during the Fall and Spring semesters. Check out our workshop programming or sign up to be notified when workshops are scheduled!

Creative Software Support

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Come to the CMS for assistance. Don't know when? Take a look at our student assistant schedule to find out when the software expert you working to get one-on-one help:

Creative Maker Studio Resources

The Creative Maker Studio (CMS) is located on the Main Floor, West Wing of the University Library (818) 677-2595

Regular Semester Hours: 
Monday - Thursday 9am - 8:45pm
Friday 9am - 4:45pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 4:45pm
Current Service Desk Hours

The CMS provides all currently enrolled CSUN students with the resources and support needed for prototyping, collaboration, and digital creation/modeling/editing at no extra cost.​

For a complete list of services, equipment and software available, please visit our website.

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Adobe CC for CSUN Students

Adobe Creative Cloud software such as:

Adobe Photoshop - Wikipedia Photoshop

- Photo editing/manipulation 


- Photo editing 

Adobe Illustrator - Wikipedia Illustrator

- Vector graphics and illustration 


- Responsive website design 

Adobe InDesign - Wikipedia InDesign

- Layout and page design 


- Social media graphics 

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- Video editing 


- Audio editing 

 After Effects

- Motion graphics/visual effects 


- 2D animation 

and more are available for CSUN students to download and install at no additional cost. To get started, submit a request to the IT Help Center. For more information please visit CSUN IT.

You can also access the Adobe Creative Cloud (after obtaining an Adobe license through CSUN IT) on the Library's West Wing computer stations adjacent to the CMS. All twelve HP computers with 32GB RAM and six 27" iMacs are loaded with Adobe CC. You can also find additional multimedia editing software such as Final Cut Pro, Logic X Pro, AutoCAD, Final Draft, and more on categorized computer tables depending on your software needs.

I have a project but don't know where to start!

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You were assigned a multimedia project for your class and you are asking yourself any of these questions:

  • What is a Multimedia Project anyway?
  • Why did my professor do this? I am not in the Cinema and Television Arts program...
  • How do I start this?
  • When should I work on this? I have work, 3 more classes, life responsibilities...
  • Who can help me with this project? 
  • Where can I get the tools I need to get this done?

Or maybe you just want to learn more about Multimedia Production and want some tips to get started. This is the LibGuide for you!

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