Bryan Center Studios

Video & Audio

Bryan Center Studios (BCS) is the central place at Duke for media creation and innovation. Designed for media professionals and the entire Duke community (University & Medicine) 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. 

How To Make a Reservation

Reservations are required when using any of the rooms. Each studio is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

  • To reserve a room, invite the name of the room to a meeting in Outlook.
    • BCS Studio 1 – the professional studio (pre-training/authorization required)
    • BCS Studio 3 -- the video studio,
    • BCS Studio 4 -- the podcasting studio,
    • BCS Studio 5 -- the Zoom Remote Interview Space, and,
    • BCS Hotel -- the multimedia editing suite.

 You’ll get an automatic confirmation if the space is available.

Note: OIT’s Academic Media Production Team and University Marketing & 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. Staff are available for support between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. 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 is 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 Studio 1 - Check Availability

Bryan Center Studio 1

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 Sony FX6 4k camera.

Studio 1 is not available for use by students or instructors. Access to the studio is only available to Duke University or Medicine employees who work in media or communications and have completed an orientation at the studio. Contact 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 - Check Availability

Bryan Center Studio 3

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 4k camera, boom mic, teleprompter and confidence monitor. You can comfortably record 1-2 people either sitting at a motorized lift desk or standing.

This studio can be used for recording to camera or computer for any Duke related video 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 invitation (BCS Studio 3) via Microsoft Outlook. It is booked on a first come, first served basis.

BCS Studio 4 - Check Availability

Bryan Center Studio 4

This “self-service” audio podcast studio is available 24/7 to all University and Medicine 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. There is Zoom Room functionality in the studio for remote video monitoring or remote audio participation. The studio can be reserved by invitation (BCS Studio 4) via Microsoft Outlook. It is booked on a first come, first served basis.

BCS Studio 5 - Check Availability

Bryan Center Studio 5

This “self-service” Zoom Room features professional lighting, a black curtain backdrop and high quality camera and microphone. It is designed to allow faculty, staff or students from the University or Medicine to participate in remote interviews. There is also a monitor that can display your school or department’s logo behind you. If you would like to use your custom logo, please email a 1920x1080 version of your logo to at least 2 business days prior to your session. The studio can be reserved by invitation (BCS Studio 5) via Microsoft Outlook. It is booked on a first come, first served basis.

BCS Hotel - Check Availability

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 such as Abelton. The space can be reserved by invitation (BCS Hotel) via Microsoft Outlook. It is booked on a first come, first served basis.


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 THE studios. 

Bryan Center Studio Map