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The 13 audio video suites are private work spaces open to all Fine Arts students. They're located on fifth floor of the EV building and open 24/7.

How to Reserve a CDA AV Suite

1. Create a CDA Account

Any registered Fine Arts student at Concordia can reserve and work in the CDA AV suites but you must have a CDA account to log into the computer. This is free. Create a CDA account on this page. Note it can take one hour for your CDA account to become active!

2. Reserve the Suite in the Patron Portal

  1. Log into the Patron Portal to make the reservation.
  2. Select the "Fine Arts Audio Video Studios (EV5, EV10, MB8, OPCH)" checkout centre.
  3. Select the "EV5 Audio Video Suites" option.

You can make a reservation up to fifteen minutes in advance.

3. Pick up the Key at Security

Pick up the key for the suite at the Security desk in the EV building lobby. Show your Concordia ID and ask for the key number (identified in the Patron Portal) not the room number. The key must be returned to EV Security desk when you are finished your reservation.

How many reservations am I allowed?

Fine Arts undergraduate students

  • Maximum of 8 hours per day, up to 40 hours per week
    • The reservations can be made anywhere from 15 minutes to 14 days in advance.

Fine Arts graduate students

  • Maximum of 8 hours per day, up to 56 hours per week.
    •  The reservations can be made anywhere from 15 minutes to 21 days in advance. 

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Get help in the AV Suites

  • We can help with hardware and software issues.
  • If you are working from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, knock on the door of Phil Hawes or Mark Sherman. See this map of the AV Suite area to find their offices.
  • If you are working in the evening, go to the EV Depot counter (Room EV-5.770).
  • There is no support on the weekends unfortunately.
  • Support may be done remotely for some issues.

CDA AV Suite Usage Rules

  • In the AV Suites, user accounts are deleted on Friday mornings at 6 AM. We recommend working from an external hard drive.  All suites (except for suite VS02) have access to the Department of Cinema SAN.
  • Show up for your reservation on time. Your reservation may be cancelled by CDA staff if you are more than 15 minutes late.
  • Cancel or edit your reservation if your plans change.
  • Do not unplug or rearrange any equipment in the suite. Ask for help if you have problems.
  • Do not eat in the suite. First time offenders will be warned, second time offenders will be barred for the duration of the semester.
  • You may bring sealed water bottles into the suite. Place these on the side table not on the desk. No other drinks are allowed.
  • The person who has reservered the suite is responsible for the conduct of any guests that they bring into the space. They may have their access to the suites barred if their guests break any Concordia building rules or engage in any anti-social behaviour.
  • The video and sound editing suites are to be used for class-related projects using video, sound, graphics and multi-media. You may be asked to leave if you are not working on the installed software.

Please email Phil Hawes, if you have any questions about the access rules or suites.

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