University of Minnesota
Digital Media Studio

Digital Media Studie

Digital Media Studios

Digital Media Studios

A significant feature of Murphy Hall is the convergence of graphics, news writing and broadcast labs in a single space, the Digital Media Studios (DMS).

The DMS features:

  • Three 20-workstation teaching areas
  • Internet and networking connectivity
  • Ceiling-mounted projectors for displaying computer or video output
  • Cart-mounted computer workstations for instructor use
  • A broadcast production facility, capable of functioning independently, that also integrates with the University‚Äôs television and theater facilities in the Rarig Center

Regular Hours

Monday through Thursday: 8 AM to 9 PM (UCard required for access to Murphy Hall after 7 PM)
Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Finals and Winter Break Hours

The last day of classes is Wednesday, December 10. Hours during finals and Winter Break will be as follows:

  • The DMS will be open regular hours through Friday, December 12.
  • Monday - Wednesday, December 15 - 17, 9 am - 4 pm

  • We will close at 4 pm on Wednesday, December 17 and will not re-open until Tuesday, January 20, 2015 when spring semester begins. Any materials students wish to keep must be backed up and cleared from DMS computers and servers by noon on December 18 (The Sevareid Library will be open on December 18). Classroom computers and servers will be erased beginning at noon on December 18.


School of Journalism students not enrolled in courses with a lab component do not have access to computers in the lab but may use computers in the Sevareid Library which are similarly equipped and configured.

Only students enrolled in courses requiring photographic and video equipment may use such equipment.

The DMS is not a part of the University OIT's computer lab system. OIT operates several other labs that are open to students and staff.

Visit Campus Computer Labs for information about other University of Minnesota OIT computer labs.

Training Support

The University of Minnesota now has access to software and other training at
Go to to access this training support. You will have to login with your University x500 account.

Employment Opportunities

Visit the University of Minnesota Job Site for available employment opportunities.