The IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI is located in the 5-story Informatics and Communications Technology Complex on the IUPUI campus, at the corner of West and Michigan streets on the west side of downtown Indianapolis.
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The Media Arts Research and Learning Arcade is a creative learning space where students can create imaginary creatures, medical simulations, games, 3D models, animation, and more. Industry-standard technology and platforms including Cintiq creative pen displays; Unreal4 and Unity game engines; and Maya, ZBrush, and UVLayout 3D modeling software.
Video Editing Lab (VELa)
Develop your post-production skills and finish your projects like a pro using industry-standard software including Millumin and Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Lightroom and Photoshop. VELa offers access to Mac Pro stations, DaVinci Resolve, a Tangent Controller, a Flanders Scientific color-grading monitor, and a brilliant 4K LG display for screening your final cut.
Audio Production Suite
This lab provides a space for students to record and produce elements for any project involving professional-quality sound. The Audio Production Suite includes recording tools, sound isolation booth, 7.1 surround sound, and Avid Pro Tools production software.
Work on sound composition, voice-overs, mastering, and more, as you gain an understanding of complex sound design in digital and new media applications.
Green screen room
This lab includes a full chroma key wall, a controllable lighting grid and motion capture technology. This open space lends itself to full exploration of virtual reality using the installed HTC Vive virtual reality system, and Microsoft Kinect for motion capture.
Adjacent to the ICTC is Innovation Hall, which opened in 2021. The 100,000-square-foot building’s facilities include engineering and science labs, and a state-of-the-art theater with two curved LED screens. Its makerspace area includes a collaboration studio and an electronics fabrication lab.
SoIC has incorporated Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality technology in classroom spaces, enabling students to become comfortable using the latest platforms—whether they’re specializing in 3D graphics, data science, video production, or web development.
3D printing labs
Students can access Makerbot Replicators and other additive manufacturing technology through the SOIC 3D printing lab. Consulting is available through University Information Technology Services, which also offers Makerbot printers, Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 3 Extended technology, with an option of dual extrusion printing to create water-soluble supports for 3D objects.
Video production students have access to a range of Blackmagic Design Professional cameras, available in kits that include Rokkinon prime and Sigma Zoom lenses. These kits allow SoIC students to produce content for narrative or documentary film in 4K or HD.
Arri and Lowel light kits and production sound devices from Zoom, Rode, and AKG also are available.
The Informatics–Learn, Engage, Apply, Reflect, Network Center is a collaborative area providing undergraduate informatics students with a venue for learning, and a place to engage with faculty members and community partners. The center is equipped with a flexible work space and a flat-screen TV, making it a great place for group projects and presentation reviews, as well as individual meetings. The I–Learn Center is located on the fifth floor of the ICTC building Room 592.
Classroom learning spaces
SoIC offers laptop-ready classrooms with hard-wired data jacks and power outlets. We offer learning spaces equipped with Maya computer animation and modeling software. SoIC also has more than 40 Cintiq high-definition creative pen displays for 3D sculpting and modeling.