Visual Art Production Center [ CAGE ]
Checkout projectors, mac mini’s, laptops, film, video and animation equipment.

Photography Cage
Photography equipment and output services. [ Information and hours ]

IMDA drivers, university software and other technical resources.

Library Media Equipment Loan Program.


Visual Arts Ticket
For personal computers, please call the vendor.

Submit Software Request

RT Ticket
For all technical support on campus.

Eduroam Configuration
For Lion Brothers Studios Wi-Fi

Computer Info, Hardware, Software, and Drivers

I have a computer issue located in IMDA or the Visual Arts department, how do I get it fixed? Please make a ticket.
Other on-campus computer issues: Please make a ticket.

Other technology issues or questions can be directed towards The Technology Support Center (TSC) located in the Albin O. Kuhn Library on campus.

Where can I learn more about purchasing/leasing any of the popular graphics programs by Adobe?
Before you purchase check under “computer and technology” and “download software” first. (Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Premier, After Effects, Dreamweaver, InDesign, audio editing, etc. are all available through the UMBC Bookstore and cloud).

What computer/laptop should I buy?
Generally speaking, having a laptop with a good graphics card is highly recommended. Touchscreens can be nice, and MACs are popular, but neither are requirements. This is a recent list of good laptops for artists. Consider “gamer” advertised laptops as many often have similar processing power but cost less.

Is there an academic discount?
The best discounts will be through the UMBC Bookstore, always check with them before purchasing a computer or software.

How can I upload photos to the IMDA community?
Use the IMDA Flickr Account for sharing/uploading photographs.

What software is used to publish my thesis?
InDesign and the Blurb plugin. Use the overview video tutorial for Blurb and InDesign tutorials.

How do I access
Through the Catonsville Public Library. UMBC students may open a Baltimore County Public Library [ BCPL ]account and this will offer free access to

  • Step 1 Setup a library account with BCPL using your Baltimore County address.
    • Non-Baltimore County residents may use UMBC’s address: UMBC; FA#111; 1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville MD 21250
    • BCPL account holders skip to Step 2
  • Step 2 On the Library’s portal enter your BCPL card number and PIN [ the last 4-digits of the phone# entered on the Library account ].
    For more account information select here.

What 3D Software can I download to my computer?
Rhino 3D

What other downloadable software is useful in the IMDA program?

Drivers and Manuals for the Video & Graphics Lab:

Label Maker
Brother PT-P700

Epson Printer

Vinyl Cutter
Silhouette Cameo

Epson Perfection 3200 Photo

LaserJet Printer
HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401dn

Equipment Checkout and Equipment \\ Software Request

Equipment from The Visual Arts Production Center- Web checkout  

Photography Equipment “The Cage” Information and hours and Online Equipment

Library Media Equipment Loan Program

Equipment and Software Request Form