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Bryan Center Studios (BCS) is the central place at Duke for media creation and innovation. Designed for media professionals and the entire Duke community of faculty, staff, and students, the Studio combines ease of use with professional quality equipment and services. Click here for instructions on how to use the equipment in each of these spaces. 

Be sure you have a reservation when using any of the rooms. 

  • If you’d like to make a walk-in appointment, add your reservation on the touch screen outside each room.
  • If you’re scheduling ahead of time, invite the name of the room (“BCS Studio 3” for the video studio, “BCS Studio 4” for the podcasting studio, and  “BCS Hotel” for the multimedia editing suite) to a meeting in Outlook. You’ll get an automatic confirmation if it’s available.

Note: OIT’s Academic Media Production Team and University Communications have priority to reserve these spaces. While unlikely, it is possible that your session could be bumped due to emergent projects from one of those groups.  

Studio orientation and consulting are available. Our support hours are 9 to 6 Monday through Friday excluding University holidays. For emergent issues and troubleshooting while in the studio during support hours, please contact Any other inquiries or requests for training should be made by contacting with at least three business day’s notice.

Directions to the Bryan Center Studios.

Academic Media Production Offices 

BCS will be the home of OIT’s Academic Media Producers. Their proximity to the other production spaces will help provide better support and training to the entire Duke community during regular business hours.  

BCS Screening/Conference Room

While not available for public use, the small screening/conference room has very limited seating. It can be reserved by special request for an academic-related media screening, or production meetings by completing a reservation request form.

BCS Studio 1

Bryan Center Studio 1. with camera equipment in foreground, green curtains hanging in background

Studio 1 features state-of-the-art LED lighting as well as a teleprompter, green screen, black or blue curtains, or a white sheet for background. You have the option to bring your own equipment or use the studio's 4k camera.

Access to the studio is only available to Duke University or Health System employees who work in media or communications and have completed an orientation at the studio. Email the OIT Service Desk ( to request training for Studio 1. Once training is completed, the studio will be available 24/7 for any Duke-related project and can be reserved in Outlook using the studio name “BCS Studio 1.”

BCS Studio 3

man sits at table with open laptop and big screen; green wall, soundproofing panels

This “self-service” video production studio is available 24/7 to all Duke University and Health students, faculty, and staff.  The studio features green screen and black curtain as well as a camera and boom mic.

It can be used for recording or Zoom webcasts or any Duke related media production project. We offer training on the recording equipment and software for classes or student groups that request it. The studio can be reserved by inviting (BCS Studio 3) via Microsoft Outlook. It is booked on a first come, first served basis.


BCS Studio 4

Bryan Center Studio 4 with round table, three chairs, headphones and other equipment

This “self-service” audio podcast studio is available 24/7 to all Duke University and Duke Health students, faculty, and staff. It features four high-quality microphones and a podcast mixer/recorder in a sound-controlled environment. You are required to bring your own SD Card to record your content. The studio can be reserved by inviting (BCS Studio 4) via Microsoft Outlook. It is booked on a first come, first served basis.


BCS Hotel

man sitting behind glass wall working with two computer monitors

This “self-service” media production workstation is available 24/7 to all Duke University and Duke Health students, faculty, and staff. It features a dual screen Macintosh computer with the Adobe Creative Suite and Apple’s Media Production suite as well as other audio and video tools. The space can be reserved by inviting (BCS Hotel) via Microsoft Outlook. It is booked on a first come, first served basis.


BCS R&D Studio (Team Lead Office) 

This space is not reservable. However, if you have video production hardware you would like tested, please contact the OIT Service Desk and we can discuss on a per project basis.



To find the studios, enter the Bryan Center off the traffic roundabout below Duke Chapel. Once inside, proceed to the back right of the building, passing the Box Office and Reynolds Theater until you reach an elevator. Take that down to floor 1, and proceed forward out of the elevator, then left around a small corner where you’ll be at the entrance of our studios. 

Alternatively, you can enter from the "greenhouse entrance," down a few steps between the traffic roundabout and upper entrance to Bryan Center. Enter the greenhouse and proceed down the stairs and do a quick u-turn to find an unmarked door that will require a DukeCard swipe to enter. Past that door, head straight to the end of the hall and turn left. At the end of that hall you’ll be at the entrance to the studios.

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