Welcome to the Studio

The Studio encourages exploration and practice of video and presentation skills with student-led support engaging with our faculty’s visual and oral communication efforts.

What We Do    

The Studio offers an exploratory space for visual and oral communication both in-person and virtually.

Peer support for making videos, learning graphic software, recording audio, practicing presentations and more.

The Studio space has equipment checkout, dedicated audio room, individual and group editing stations, a green screen, interview station, presentation station, audio mixing boards, and microphones for Aggies to use.

We host the full Adobe Creative Suite software along with additional audio, video, graphic, and story boarding software.

Email: studio@tamug.edu

Location: Library Room 114
BLDG 3010
200 Seawolf Parkway
Galveston, TX 77554


How We Help    

How Learning Consultants Help
How Learning Consultants Help

The Studio offers free, peer-to-peer media and presentation counseling for all TAMUG students, staff, and faculty. Our counselors are peer students who contribute specialized knowledge from diverse majors and who have exceptional experience with media technology and presentation skills. We offer 45-minute sessions, that can be used for a multitude of needs for each student and can accommodate group projects. Our expertise encompasses the creation and presentation of multimedia projects, which includes storyboarding, filming, presentation coaching, video/audio editing, software/hardware tutorials, and script writing. We strive to give as much assistance as we can for any media project that a student may need. We have equipment and software that students may use to create their projects. The Studio hopes to enhance and encourage the usage of media in the classroom and in everyday life. For an appointment, please sign up for a time on Navigate through your HOWDY portal.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Identify the appropriate software and equipment needed to complete a project;
  • Experiment with different types of media for their projects;
  • Operate different types of software to edit and create their media;
  • Operate and handle equipment to complete their projects;
  • Construct a storyboard and timeline;
  • Practice their public speaking and presentation skills;
  • Examine different presentation methods;
  • Compose a presentation.
Student Career Development
Student Career Development

Studio Consultants develop skills they can take beyond the university and into the workplace.

  • Interpersonal skills: Our consultants learn how to listen to others, ask questions, and give constructive criticism to their peers. They have to adapt to different learning styles and work with students to communicate with them in a way that they understand. They have learned the value of feedback when working with multimedia projects.
  • Multimedia skills: Consultants have to know many different ways to help their peers as no media project is the same. They know what equipment and software to use to complete projects efficiently and effectively. They know how to edit video and audio, film, storyboard, give presentations, and are able to troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
  • Thinking skills: Consultants have to think creatively and critically.They are able to organize their thoughts and information.  They have to learn to treat each project differently as the subjects covered are encompassing.
  • Adaptation skills: Our consultants learn how to adapt to any situation that they encounter. Every project is different and our consultants know how to shift gears to give their peers the most useful information required.

Digital media labs

Amy Caton

Digital media labs foster experimental, creative, and cooperative learning opportunities for any age learner and are the convergence of learning with multimedia and technology.

– Amy Caton, Director of The Studio


What can you do with us?

  • Planning
    • Storyboarding
    • Script Writing
  • Audio
    • Recording
    • Editing
  • Speech
    • Presentation Practice
    • Presentation Editing
  • Video
    • Editing
    • Recording
  • Professionalism
    • Headshots
    • Graphic Design

What are example projects?

  • Commercials
  • Flyers
  • Workshops
  • Conference Presentations
  • Research Proposals
  • Film Fests

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Faculty & Staff    

The Studio compliments your teaching efforts by supporting written, visual, and oral modes of communication. These tools can help you record a lecture, flip your class, upgrade your presentation tools and skills.

Media assignments and class efforts encourage students to work in groups to construct and express their knowledge or solve problems using modern communication platforms. Through integrating multimedia activities into the classroom, students can learn:

  • real-world skills related to technology
  • the impact and importance of different media
  • the challenge of communicating to different audiences
  • how to present information in compelling ways
  • importance of research, planning,  and organizing skills
  • significance of presentation and speaking skills
  • how to express their ideas creatively

Syllabus Description

TAMUG Studio: The mission of the University Writing Center (UWC) is to help you develop and refine oral and media-based communication skills vital to success in college and beyond. Consultants can help with everything from speech presentation practice to storyboarding, filming best practices, access to studio equipment, tutoring for post production. The Studio is located in Room 114 in the Jack K. WIlliams Library (Building 3010). To schedule an appointment go to Navigate within your Howdy portal.

Website:  https://www.tamug.edu/studio/

Contact: studio@tamug.edu

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Resources & Guides    

Software Guide

  • Camtasia - gives you the tools to record your computer screen or import video recordings and then turn those recordings into professional-grade videos
  • Adobe Suite - Photoshop, Premiere, Aftereffects, Illustrator, Audition, Bridge
  • AudioBlocks* - The first subscription-based resource providing unlimited downloads of royalty-free production music, sound effects, and loops. Download anything you want, and use it in any type of project.
  • VideoBlocks* - a subscription-based video stock that provides unlimited download access to its users for royalty free content.
  • Graphicstock* - provides unlimited downloads of royalty free stock images, vectors, illustrations, icons, buttons and other graphics of all kinds.
  • Audacity - is a free open source digital audio editor and recording computer software application, available for Windows, OS X, Linux and other operating systems

Video & Audio Equipment


  • Canon T5i DSLR Kits
  • GoPro Accessory Kits
  • Green Screen
  • 4 Editing Stations/ Software
  • 3 point daylight system
  • Lightboard (prototype)
  • Editing Laptops


  • Yeti Microphone
  • Shotgun Microphone
  • Lapel Microphone
  • Soundproof Audio Room
  • Audio Software
  • 4-Channel Mixer
  • Teleprompter for DSLR

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