The Creative Studio provides expert support and consultation in the use of digital video, photography, audio, music and graphic design technology, as well as 3D and virtual reality. We have services in Richter Library, Music Library, the Marine Library, and the Architecture Resource Center.

The Creative Studio is the Create area of the Learning Commons which supports learning at the University of Miami through the co-location, coordination and enhancement of existing academic services. The University of Miami Libraries’ Learning Commons is the result of collaboration with campus partners including the Camner Center for Academic Resources, Academic Technologies, Writing Center, and Math Lab.


Student Workers

Sofia Diaz
Finance and Broadcast Journalism Major

Jamaya Purdie
Chemistry Major
Photography Minor

Dunya Bulut
Creative Advertising Major
Psychology and Marketing Minor

Aaron Hawkins
Advertising Management Major

Adobe Library Research Scholars

The Adobe Library Research Scholars Program, inaugurated in 2018, builds on the success of the existing program. Thanks to a generous endowment provided by Adobe Systems Inc., two undergraduate students will be selected each year to serve as Adobe Scholars. The award-winning students will participate actively in the existing program, receive specialized training from experts associated with the Creative Studio, create an audiovisual and/or multimedia intellectual project, and serve as creative consultants to help other UM students maximize the potential of Adobe Creative Cloud and other related tools and software.

2019-2020 Adobe Scholars

Noor Khaled
Project: Video and scholarly paper on the uses of the First Amendment on college campuses, augmented with oral histories, if time permits.

Nhadya Lawes
Initial Project Idea: Film project and digital collection focused on media narratives of Blackness and what informs self-perceptions of Blackness in the United States.

2018-2019 Adobe Scholars

Armani Rodriguez
Project: Emergence of South Florida Hip Hop



Amber Tavakoly
Project: In the Eye of the Activist: Surveying Student Movements through Visual Mediums