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Resources for Students

Working on a media project for your class and not sure where to begin? Media Commons offers services to help you envision, produce and publish multimedia projects. Schedule an appointment for individualized help or check-out the following resources.

New to Media Commons? Watch this quick overview of our resources for students.

Ask CLIve

Creative Learning Initiatives (CLI) supports creators through the Media Commons, IMEX Lab and Maker Commons. Our CLIve chatbot leverages artificial intelligence to help you create media projects that will impress your instructors.

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Project Workflows

Getting Started

Work in Progress

Submitting Work

Project Workflows

Getting Started

Work in Progress

Submitting Work

I’ve been assigned a media project in class, how do I get started?

Get Acquainted with Storytelling

Print Release Forms for Interviews

Find Assignment Specific Resources

Recording Video

Recording Audio

Starting with Adobe Express or Portfolio

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Find Free Photos, Music or Video

Properly Credit Info + Media

Book a Consultation Appointment

I’ve started my project but I think I need some help.

Book a Consultation Appointment

Talk with a Consultant

Software + App Tutorials

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Interactive Modules

Find Free Photos, Music or Video

Properly Credit Info + Media

I’m ready to turn in planning documents, a draft or my final project, what now?

Publish Creative Cloud Express + Portfolio Projects

Share a Rough or Final Draft

Free Adobe Software

Adobe LogoEligible Penn State students, faculty and staff have access to all of Adobe’s software – from photo editing powerhouse, Photoshop to video editing tools Premiere Rush and Premiere Pro to design tools like Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat – free of charge.

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