The Studios for Integrated Media (SIM)

The SIM is available to Faculty of Fine Arts faculty, staff, and students currently enrolled in at least one fine arts course or program. The SIM provides computer lab work spaces, photo printing and scanning facilities, a wide range of media equipment for loan and other resources for both school projects and personal reserach projects.

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The Studios for Integrated Media offers multiple digital facilities for fine arts students, faculty, and staff including two computer labs equipped with high quality photo printing and scanning resources, access to a range of digital editing and production software, and media equipment loan services.

Computer labs are staffed with workstudy students for technical support and technical staff who can offer guidance with any of these resources, including in-depth technical demonstrations and project consultations. 

Computer lab hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Important dates 2023-24

The SIM is open during the winter terms and closed on statutory holidays.

September 6 — Open for the first term

October 2 — Closed for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30th

October 9 — Closed for Thanksgiving

November 13 — Closed for Remembrance Day, Nov 11th

November 14 – 15 — Reading Break

December 15 — Closed for the winter break

January 8 — Open for the second term

Feb 19 — Closed for Family Day

Feb 19 – 21 — Reading Break

March 29 & April 1st — Closed for Easter

April 15 – 26th – limited hours  9am – 4:30pm

April 26 — Closed for the summer


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.