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Computer Labs at MCAD


The MCAD Technology department currently maintains 14 labs on campus. These labs offer a range of hardware, including Apple iMacs, Mac Minis, Cintiqs, PCs, and monitors.

Students, faculty, and full-time staff can log in to the lab computers using their MCAD login credentials.

Lab Guidelines:

  • No food or drink in the labs. Leave the space as clean as you found it. 
  • Please log out after you are finished using the lab machines. 
  • Do not unplug cables or remove any devices from the labs. 
  • You may save data temporarily to the Temp_Storage partition on a lab computer. Remove it when you’re done working. Data saved to lab computers may be accessed by any user and deleted at any time.

Lab Locations

L101 - Library: iMacs, 2 scanners, printers
330 - Classroom: iMacs
331 - Classroom: iMacs, 1 scanner
317 - Monitor Classroom
343 - Animation Lab: iMacs, Mac Pros, Cintiqs, specialty software, Windows desktops, other hardware. Access is restricted to students in Animation classes.
122 - Comic Studio: iMacs, Cintiqs, 1 scanner
333 - Web and Multimedia Lab: iMacs. Access is restricted to students in Web & Multimedia classes.
329 - Film Studio: iMacs, Mac Pros, specialty software. Access is restricted to students in Film Classes.
FCC - MFA Lab: iMacs, a Windows computer, and a Cintiq
3D Shop Lab: Windows computers, 3D printers

230 - Monitor Classroom (bring your own laptop to plug into a screen)
231 - Digital Print Lab: iMacs, specialty printers, and scanners
416 - Monitor Classroom

The Service Bureau also has lab computers available to use for printing, and individual lab iMacs may be found in other locations around campus.


All Computer Labs: 

The complete Adobe Creative Cloud suite (enterprise version - see below for a full list of CC programs), Microsoft Office programs (Word, Powerpoint, and Excel), Atom, Maya and Mudbox from Autodesk, FileZilla, Firefox, Google Chrome, Max, form•Z SE, VLC, and most standard Apple applications.

Our Adobe Creative Cloud suite includes Acrobat DC, After Effects, Animate, Audition, Bridge, Camera Raw, Character Animator, Dimension, Dreamweaver, Fonts, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Media Encoder, Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, Photoshop, and  XD.

In addition to the standard set of applications listed above, some labs also have specialty software.

Animation Studio Lab, Room 343 - Blender, Dragonframe, Harmony, Storyboard, and Zbrush.

Please note that not all of these programs are on every computer. Visit the Animation Studio to see what programs are on specific computers.

Contact for information about the software in the Animation Studio and the Film Studio.
Please contact for information about the equipment in the DPL.
Contact for information about the 3D Shop Lab.

Monitor Classrooms

We currently have 4 classrooms with a full set of 27” BenQ monitors which can be connected to laptops via USB-C. These are available for everyone to use, but classes scheduled in these rooms have first priority. 


If you have any questions about our labs here at MCAD, please contact the MCAD Help Desk by emailing helpdesk@mcad.ed or by phone at 612-874-3666.