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 open.

From January 14 to January 28, the equipment cage will be open ONLY to students enrolled in fine arts courses in which the instructor has notified us that learning outcomes require students to access equipment from the cage. If your course work requires access to equipment, please ensure your instructor has notified us at

During this period, the protocol is:

  • Open Tuesdays and Fridays
  • All equipment must be booked in advance. No exceptions.
  • Returns: 10am – 12pm
  • Pick-up for pre-booked equipment: 2pm – 4pm

After January 28, and assuming the university returns to in-person learning, the equipment cage will be open until April 14 to students and instructors in Faculty of Fine Arts courses four days a week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 10am-12pm (for equipment return) and 2pm-4pm (for equipment pick up).

The equipment cage will observe the following closures:

  • Monday, Feb 21 (Family Day)

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.


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