Equipment Cage

Students enrolled in courses from the Faculty of Fine Arts have access to a large inventory of digital media production equipment that may be signed out and used for either class or personal projects. Students are fully responsible for all equipment they sign out. Instruction and demonstrations are available upon request when booked in advance.

Equipment hoursOnline booking

The Fine Arts Equipment Cage is now open!


For information on how to sign up for the equipment cage and how to book equipment, read the Tutorials & FAQs section below.


email: or call: 250-721-7310


Tutorials & FAQs

Users new to the equipment cage and online booking system must set up an account (in-person) and watch two tutorials before accessing the system.

To set up the account, go to the Equipment Cage (FIA 238 – hours listed below) with your UVic OneCard and ask to set up an account. You will fill out a Media Equipment Borrowing Agreement, the text of which is duplicated here:

The tutorials are located here:

Note that some equipment requires training prior to booking.

We also have an FAQ page.


Correctly coiled cables

  • Prevents damage: alternating coil direction prevents the copper wires inside the cable from over-twisting.
  • Makes it is easier to unravel cables without knots/tangles when in use. 

Lighting setup safty

  • Light stand legs positions over the cable
  • Sandbag placement over lighting stand
  • Secure nobs

How to fold a bounce

  • Grab either side of the bounce with one thumb up and one thumb down.
  • Gently twist and fold in opposite directions.

Setting up for PC VR

  • Put the battery box in your pocket or on your belt while playing.
  • Snug the VR-rig to your head with the dial on the back.
  • Please always put everything back to charge after use.

Equipment available to borrow


  • DSLR / SLR cameras & lenses
  • Camcorders
  • VR 360 cameras
  • Tripods for video work and still photography
  • Pipe dolly & track


  • Digital audio recorders & interfaces
  • Podcast & voice mics
  • Shotgun microphone kits and boom poles

Lighting & Grip

  • Tungsten Lighting kits & softboxes (training required)
  • Sand bags, apple boxes, c-stands, and flags
  • Bounces, diffusion, gels
  • 5′ x 7′ collapsable blue/green screen


  • Digital projectors
  • Overhead projectors
  • Slide projectors
  • Cables, adapters, clickers