Equipment Centers for Cinema and Television

600 S. Michigan Avenue, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 1600 S. State St.

Access camera and lighting equipment and supplies at five equipment centers located across campus.

Intermediate Equipment Center
1104 S. Wabash Ave.

The Intermediate Equipment Center offers camera, lighting, and sound equipment to students enrolled in foundation and intermediate-level cinema and documentary classes.


Advanced Camera Center
1104 S. Wabash Ave.

The Advanced Camera Center provides digital and film camera equipment to students in advanced cinematography classes and to advanced cinema productions.


Advanced Production Sound Center
1104 S. Wabash Ave.

The Advanced Production Sound Center provides advanced microphone and digital recording equipment to students in advanced production sound classes and to advanced cinema productions.


Media Equipment Center
1600 S. State St.

Check out professional gear for location shoots and learn how to operate a wide variety of film and digital video equipment. Our student workers also have key roles in the equipment checkout process, setting up gear, repairing equipment, building cables and many other mission critical duties. Students also stage manage and providing technical assistance to classes filming in the stages.

Hours of Operation

Operating hours are subject to change. Please call ahead to schedule times for equipment pickup and return.

Contact Information:

Main phone number: 312-369-6335
Tony Santiago, Cinema Lighting and Stage Tech: 312-369-6371


Television Equipment Center
600 S. Michigan Ave., 14th floor

Reserve and check out all the field equipment, from cameras to lighting kits to microphones, that students in television courses need to create their projects. The Television Equipment Center also maintains the classrooms and computer labs for television students. Visit the Television Equipment Center’s wiki page for additional details.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (last checkout or return at 9 p.m.)
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last checkout or return at 4 p.m.)
  • Saturday and Sunday: closed

Contact Information
Main phone number: 312-369-7409