College of Liberal Arts

Development Studio

Audio engineer recording a panel conversation

If you need to live-stream/record an event, handle A/V for an online or in-person conference, create graphics for social media, design and build a website, host a podcast, transfer materials from older analog formats, develop an online course, or any other digital media service, the Liberal Arts Development Studio is here for you.

Our staff of professional audio engineers, video specialists, programmers, graphic artists, and project managers, working with Student Technology Assistants, can help you with a wide variety of project needs including:

  • Full event production services
  • Live streaming 
  • Studio and field audio/video recording
  • Online and in-person conference support
  • Public address systems
  • Audio and video digitization, transcoding, and duplication
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Website development
  • Developing live and on-demand online courses

For 20 years the LA Development Studio has worked with UT faculty and staff to create outstanding digital materials. Our services have been used by departments across campus and have been featured on external media outlets such as CNN, BBC, Voice of America, and in New York Times.

Request support at avproductions@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-471-7095.


Example Projects and Information

Helping TEDx record their day-long conference

Helping TEDx record their day-long conference

TEDx partnered with the LAITS Development Studio to record their ambitious day-long conference filled with 14 speakers, two multimedia presentations and three live artistic performances. A team of LAITS student camera operators, audio engineers and technicians collaborated with the TEDx organization team and the Union Theater AV staff to capture UT Austin’s most stimulating ideas and research presentations on video.

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Live-Streaming Courses

Live-Streaming Courses

Every semester, thousands of students enroll in live, online, interactive courses that push the boundaries of what effective teaching and learning look like at UT. At the heart of this model is the Development Studio inside Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services - a team composed of highly-trained staff and inspired Student Technology Assistants (STAs) who are eager to improve their craft as video, audio, and graphic-design creators.

UT Professor appears on live Canadian news show via the Dev Studio

UT Professor appears on live Canadian news show via the Dev Studio

Canadian news service BNN wanted UT Professor and Director of the Energy Institute, Dr. Michael Webber, to speak on their live broadcast. With less than two hours of notice, the Dev Studio was able to get everything together so Dr. Webber could appear remotely from Austin.

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Students of Jazz Appreciation participate in UT's first live interactive jazz performance online

Students of Jazz Appreciation participate in UT's first live interactive jazz performance online

In Fall of 2017, hundreds of students from the University of Texas log on to their live online Jazz Appreciation course at class time, just like every other day of the semester. But on this day, using interactive tools used in the course, they virtually meet members of a seven-piece jazz band, ask questions, and watch performances led by their professor, Dr. Jeff Hellmer. 

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Contacts


Request event production support
We support online and in-person conferences, panel discusions, convocations, seminars, presentations, commencements, talent shows, press conferences, and more.

avproductions@austin.utexas.edu
512-471-7095


 

Online Courses

STA Program