The Studios for Integrated Media (SIM)

The SIM is available to Faculty of Fine Arts faculty, staff, and all students currently enrolled in at least one course or program in the Faculty of Fine Arts. Sign out digital still and video cameras, lighting and grip gear, audio recording equipment and much more.

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The SIM offers multiple digital facilities for Faculty of Fine Arts students & faculty, including two computer labs, music studios, and dedicated studios for writing, visual arts & theatre students.

During normal operation, we also offer an equipment room for cameras, lighting & grip gear, audio recording equipment & much more. However, the equipment room is closed for the foreseeable future. Details can be found on our Equipment page.

Computer Lab Hours

Fall & Spring Hours

Monday         9-7:30
Tuesday         9-7:30
Wednesday   9-7:00
Thursday       9-7:30
Friday             9-5
Saturday  Closed
Sunday   Closed

Important Dates

The Studios for Integrated Media (SIM) is closed weekends and statutory holidays.

September 7 — Open for First Term
September 30 — Closed National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
October 10 — Closed for Thanksgiving
November 11 — Closed for Remembrance Day / Reading Break
December 9 — Closed until Spring Semester

January 9 — Open for Second Term
Feb 20 — Closed for Family Day
April 7 & 10 — Closed for Easter
April 21 — Closed for the Summer Session


Where are we located?

Our primary SIM Labs are located in the Fine Arts Building, which is located across the Ring Road from the MacLaurin Building, right next to Finnerty Gardens. Accessed from parking lot 6 or 10 on the west side of the UVic Campus.