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

Set up an account

Head to the equipment cage (FIA 238) with your OneCard and fill out a borrowing agreement to set up a new account or reactivate an existing account each school year.

Learn how it works

Watch the online tutorials to learn about our policies and online booking system. Once you’ve set up an account and watched the tutorials, you can book equipment online.

Schedule a consultation

Need some guidance? Set up one-on-one equipment training sessions or project consultations, or drop by during open hours. Check out the FAQ page for more general information!

Contact us

phone: 250-721-7310
room: FIA 238

Equipment cage hours

Equipment cage hours

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.

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.

Lighting setup safty

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

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