The New Media (NM) department at UNC Asheville is located in Zeis Hall, an 86,000 square-foot building houses 44 teaching and research labs and is also the home of the Chemistry and Biology departments.
We have state-of-the-art computer labs, equipment, and print facilities available for student use for class projects.
Our computer labs, Zeis 201 and 203, are each equipped with 16 Intel Quad-Core Mac Pro computers, each with dual Apple LCD Cinema Displays and most with Wacom tablets. There is a built-in 5.1 surround sound system and a HD video projector in each lab for new media presentations. Applications include Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Studio Pro, Autodesk Maya, Microsoft Office, Acrobat, Firefox, Safari, Quicktime, GarageBand, and a variety of audio-video utilities and open source departments. Access to the lab is controlled, and only students enrolled in NM courses are permitted to use the facility.
The video-editing suite, Zeis 221, consists of 2 Intel Quad-Core Mac Pro computer stations, each with attached 30″ Apple Cinema Displays and a 5.1 surround sound system. Upper level video and computer animation students with their instructor’s permission may obtain the access to the lab.
Zeis 239 is our New Media Production Lab with two large format Epson Stylus PRO 4800 printers, an HP Color LaserJet 3800dtn, and other inkjet and laser printers used in print classes.
Zeis 202 serves as a seminar room for large group discussions and class meetings, and the conference rooms, Zeis 208 and 209, are used for small seminars and meetings.
Additionally, the NM department has a variety of digital video and audio equipment, lighting kits, and digital cameras available for NM student checkout.