The School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication offers equipment available for checkout to relevant Staff, Faculty, and only to students that are currently enrolled in ATCM classes. Certain equipment items and studios require additional authorization for use of access.


  • REMINDER:  Durning the COVID-19 pandemic please remember to be socially distant whenever possible during equipment checkout.
  • Equipment is checked out at the ATEC Support Center window located in room ATC 2.302, on a first come first served basis. 
  • Users must present their current Comet Card in order to check out equipment. Don't have your Comet Card? Click Here to find out how to get one.
  • Never exchange or lend equipment that is checked out under your name to others. You will be responsible for any lost or damaged equipment.
  • Equipment is checked out for specific durations. See the List of Items for more details. 
  • Users are responsible for making sure they have returned all the equipment parts and peripherals that are a part of the checkout. We will NOT accept returns if there are missing parts. See the Returns section for more information.
  • If you are not sure of equipment settings, or if the equipment appears to be malfunctioning, ask one of the Lab Techs for assistance. 
  • Equipment will be available for renewel after the checkout duration has ended. Go to the Renewals section for more information.
  • Strikes against a User's account will be incured if items are returned late. Strikes result in equipment check out bans. See Late Equipment for details.
  • Reservations of equipment and studios can only be done by Staff and Faculty.
  • Conference keys that have been reserved through ATECreservation at utdallas.edu are checked out at the Support Center window located in room ATC 2.302.

Available Checkout Equipment

Type of Equipment Brand Model
  Canon  Vixia HF R10
  Canon  Vixia HF200
  Canon Vixia HF10
DSLR Cameras    
  Canon EOS Rebel T2i
  Canon EOS Rebel T3i
  Samson SR350
  Sony MDR-7502
  Sony 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku
  Kensignton 33137
Lavaliers for cell phones    
  Magnus VT-300
  Manfrotto Compact Advanced
Tripod mounts for cell phones    
  Square Jellyfish  
Wacom drawing tablets    
  Wacom Intuos Pro
Wireless microphone    
  Sennheiser ew 100 G3
Xbox one controller    
  Microsoft 1708
Zoom recorder H6    
  Zoom H6



  • Reservations requests are permissible to Staff and Faculty only.
  • Reservations take priority over walk-ins.
  • Staff and Faculty may appoint a proxy to pick up and/or return equipment on their behalf but only when Lab Techs are notified of the fact in advance. 
  • Equipment reservations are requested through e-mail to atec_tech at utdallas.edu. Please include the following in the e-mail:
    • Whom it is for.
    • What it is for, e.g. class, events, etc.
    • The equipment desired.
    • Date(s) needed.
    • Time(s) needed.
    • Proxies, if any.



  • During general hours, equipment is always due 15 minutes before the building closes the same day or next day depending on the allowed checkout period of the item. 
  • Having another party return equipment instead of the original User is not advised as the individual who originally rented the equipment will be held accountable for any issues or missing parts.
  • Users are responsible for making sure they have returned all the equipment parts and peripherals that are a part of the checkout. We will not accept returns if there are missing parts.
    • If the equipment item(s) are not returned with all of the parts and peripherals before the due date, the item will be considered late. 
    • For every day that the item is due, a strike will be given.
    • Strikes are equal to a one day check out ban. 
    • One strike is given for each day that an item is late. See Late Equipment for examples.
  • All batteries should be returned fully charged upon return, if possible. 
  • Holiday Exceptions: If the building is not closed for the holiday, then the equipment will need to be returned as normal. If the building is closed for the holiday, the equipment will need to be returned the following operational day.



  • Equipment renewals are allowed but can be refused if the concurrent duration of checkout is overly long (greater than 1 week) or the item is in high demand. Users can call in or e-mail atec_tech@utdallas.edu to remotely renew equipment.
  • Lab Techs will survey the equipment under renewal to ensure everything is in working order.
  • Click Here for more information regarding Recording Booth renewals.
  • Lockers cannot be renewed. Click Here for more information.

Late Equipment

  • For every day an item is late a strike will be added to a User's account.
  • 1 strike is equal to a 1 day equipment checkout ban.
  • Strikes are cumulative and reset at the end of the semester in question.
  • If 10+ strikes are accumulated, students are prohibited from checking out equipment for the duration of the semester.
  • If equipment is not returned after an accumulation of 10+ strikes, an academic hold will be placed onto the student’s account. 

List of Items, Studios, Lockers, and Checkout Periods

Same Day Checkout Duration

  • Drawing Tablets

One Day Check Out Duration

  • DSLR's
  • Camcorders
  • Tripods
  • Lav Mics
  • Wireless lav mics

Two Day Check Out Duration

  • Zoom Recorders

Sound Booths

  • For more in-depth information on how to checkout a sound booth please visit here

When In the Booth

  • A maximum of 2 chairs are allowed at a time; do not pull additional chairs in.  
  • Equipment must be put back the way it was found and should never be taken out. Nothing should ever be unplugged from the desktop.
  • The acoustic shield and pop filter should never be dismantled. 
  • The booth should never be left unlocked or propped open. Contact the Lab Techs to be let back in. 
  • Food and drinks are not allowed inside the booths.
  • Sound should not be heard outside of the booths.

Lab Tech Office Phone: (972) 883-7515 

Recording Studios

  • There are two recording studios: Playback Studio and the Recording Studio. 
  • The recording studios are only checked out to Users upon reservation by a Sound Professor.



Steps To Apply For A Locker:

  1. Click the ATEC Locker Application Form.pdf at the bottom of these instructions. It will open a file in Box in a new tab.  Download the file from Box to your machine.
  2. Digitally fill out the ATEC Locker Application Form.pdf 
  3. Once you have filled out the form, click the print icon, then change the destination to Save as PDF, then click save.
  4. Send the completed form to atec_tech@utdallas.edu with a description explaining your desire to rent out a locker.
  5. The Lab Techs will send you a response email once your locker application has been processed.

Locker Rules:

  1. Lockers are rented out for the current term only. 
  2. Students are responsible for emptying out all personal belongings from their locker before the end of the current term.
  3. DO NOT share your locker combination with anyone.  
  4. Painting students in the following classes have priority access to reserve lockers on the 4th floor:
    ARTS 2316 - Painting Foundations
    ARTS 3369 - Intermediate Painting
    ARTS 3382 - Color as Subject: Figure and Life Painting 

    ARTS 4369 - Advanced Painting
    ARTS 4368 - Advanced Visual Arts


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