The Technical Services Department (TSD) is a team
of shop, studio and media production technicians who provide technical
instruction and support to all Shops + Studios users
in conjunction with curricula. This may take the form
of safety orientations, technical workshops and process
demonstrations or through safe day-to-day operations in shop, studio and media production areas.
Consult this guide for details on how to coordinate technical support for your course and your students.
Faculty Access Guide
General Access Shop, studio and media production area access is available for
students enrolled in courses associated with the area.
Curriculum Planning with Technicians At the start of each term, please use our Curriculum Planning Tool to communicate with technicians about support needs during the specified course. Technicians will confirm support or make modifications based on volume of requests received each semester.
Area Orientations All students are required to complete an area safety orientation prior to beginning any coursework in the area. Connect with area technician to book an orientation for your class.
Equipment + Process Demonstrations Most equipment in shop, studio and media production areas requires an orientation prior to use. Equipment and some process demonstrations are instructed during class by a technician. Students cannot use equipment or work in processes they have not been trained in. Connect with area technician to book equipment workshops or process demonstrations for your class.
Booking Work Time (For Students) When working in shop, studio and media production areas or booking technician consults, students should book work sessions via the online booking system (most areas are using this system, some exceptions apply).
Reserving Additional Production Areas In consultation with area technicians, additional shop, studio and media production areas may be reserved for curriculum delivery.
Request for Support In addition to regular course support, current students and active members of the ECU community can request support in shops, studios and media production areas by submitting our Request for Support form. This form is specifically for advanced student projects, interdisciplinary work and other university community requests.