Innovative Media Studios

Mission Statement

The Innovative Media Studios (IMS) is dedicated to extended media education, the research of emerging technologies and creative exploration. In addition, IMS provides the VCUarts Qatar community with media equipment and studio spaces that encourage interdisciplinary application and inspire a wide range of experimentation.


The IMS is constantly exploring technology that has creative potential. We are available to assist you with technical guidance or to make suggestions on how to creatively execute particular objectives. Feel free to contact us to book a consultation. Please send an email to

IMS Facilities

IMS Guidelines and policies

IMS Facilities  

Room 224 IMS Editing Suite - 2 Editing stations with power Mac desktops
Room 226 Multi-purpose production studio, Vocal Recording booth
Room 226a Equipment Check-out room
Room 228 Photo Studio
Second Floor Workshop space, Multi-purpose, Soldering stations, [VR Station/Power PC - coming soon]

P +974 4402 0582

Home to a large inventory of audio, video, and photography equipment available for checkout to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. Reservations are for a period of seven days. A list of items can be found at this page: IMS Equipment List.

 Check-out Hours 


Sunday-Thursday 12pm - 5pm


 Studio Open Hours - [Photo, Video, Vocal booth, Editing Suite] 


Sunday-Thursday 9am - 5pm




Production Studio 226 +  Vocal Booth Rm 226 

A large room fitted with a LED panel lighting grid. The Production Studio is available for videography/photography and is equipped with several types of stands, hand clamps and sandbags for A/V production. Extra equipment can be reserved via Cheqroom. Please see below for instructions on check-out procedures. Please consult an IMS staff if you are unsure about using studio equipment.

Equipment Room 226a

Current opening hours for Fall 2022 - Sunday-Thursday 12-3 PM

Students may come in person during opening hours to reserve or pick up equipment. For reservation instructions please see below.

The IMS equipment room houses a variety of multimedia equipment such as high-end photography and video production cameras, lighting kits, and audio recording equipment. Staff is on hand for technical and artistic consultation.

Consultations and equipment can be booked through Cheqroom - see below for instructions.



Editing Suite Room 224

2 Editing stations fitted with 2 high-end Mac computers for powerful rendering capabilities. Please book a time to use one of the Editing Stations.

Workshop Area - Room 390 [second floor across from Writing Center]

Multipurpose room for physical computing projects and a virtual reality station (coming soon). Tinkering space for audio and visual technology projects.

Photography Studio 228

Photography Studio space with a variety of backdrops, hanging flash-head studio lights and accessories for a professional photo shoot. Great for portraiture, still life, fashion, and portfolio shoots. Please reserve via Cheqroom. IMS staff is at hand to assist you with setting up technical equipment, however, we are not able to provide assistance on shoots or camera operations. Please provide your own photographer and assistants for your shoot.

Check out procedures on Cheqroom:

Check out procedures on Cheqroom:

  1. All students are required to sign a consent form to start booking equipment through the Cheqroom website. This is to allow your VCU email to be stored on a cloud-based service. No other personal details will be saved: IMS Consent Form.
  2. Once you have signed the form, we can add you as a user. You will receive an invite from Cheqroom to register as a user in order to reserve and check out equipment using the Cheqroom website or mobile phone app.
  3. You can currently view our inventory at this link: IMS Equipment List.
  4. You can visit the equipment room 226a during opening hours which are currently 12-3PM Sunday-Thursday.
  5. Please email with any questions.


Joshua Rodenberg
Head Of Innovative Media Studios
4402 0555

Erika Tsuchiya
Innovative Media Coordinator

IMS general email and equipment room:

IMS Creations