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 locations in Richter Library and Music Library with some equipment also available at RSMAS library. With the wide variety of creative software installed on our workstations, our large and small format printing services, and the available equipment loan program, we have everything you need to create fresh and original digital content.

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

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
Year: Junior
Major: International Studies

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

Mentors: Shatha Baydoun & Vanessa Rodriguez

Nhadya Lawes
Year: Sophmore
Major: English

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.

Mentors: Roxane Pickens & Vanessa Rodriguez

2018-2019 Adobe Scholars

Armani Rodriguez
Year: Sophomore
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Electrical Engineering
Project: Emergence of South Florida Hip Hop

Armani is creating a multimedia project to collect and increase the representation local South Florida artists in UM Libraries collections. He is capturing South Florida hip hop history, including the development of specific artists and record labels.

Mentors: Vanessa Rodriguez and Amy Strickland

Amber Tavakoly
Year: Senior
Major: Psychology and Political Science
Minor: Chemistry
Project: In the Eye of the Activist: Surveying Student Movements through Visual Mediums

Amber is researching and analyzing various student-led social movements of the 20th and 21st century to create an online Documentary-style booklet that can also be printed. She will explore how visual messages permeate public thought to enhance advocacy.

Mentors: Vanessa Rodriguez and Terri Robar