Media Services

The Media Services Department provides audiovisual and multimedia production support for instruction and events on campus. Our office is located in Beardsley Hall 115, x6201.

Our services include:

  • Videotaping lectures, performances, or other College events
  • Consulting on AV equipment purchases
  • Designing and maintaining the AV components of classrooms and meeting rooms
  • Video editing and post-production consulting
  • Lending equipment, such as laptops, projectors, screens, and cameras
  • Training users of classroom AV systems and video production/editing systems
  • Videoconferencing


To request equipment or event assistance, include your needs with your space reservation requests in the EMS scheduling system. You may also email AV requests. To ensure that the equipment you need will be available, submit requests at least two business days in advance. If you need to have a technician or camera operator present at your event, please give us two weeks advance notice.


Most services are provided for free to members of the Swarthmore community. However, if we need to hire a videographer  for your weekend or evening event, you will be charged the prevailing rate to recover our costs.

If our videography services are desired, we will quote an additional service charge for outside organizations who are leasing College venues, such as the Performing Arts Center.

High Definition video files from recent Dance and Theater performances are available. Please contact Media Services about obtaining a ticket to download a performance. 

Assistive Listening Resources

Assistive listening equipment is available in the following locations:

Facility Contact Phone
Clothier Turf Field Mark Anskis x 8206
Kohlberg Scheuer Room Media Services x 7816
Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema Jim Murphy x 7761
Lang Performing Arts Pearson Hall Theater Jim Murphy x 7761
Science Center Lecture Hall 101 Media Services x 7816
Science Center Cunniff Lecture Hall (Room 199) Media Services x 7816
Tarble Pavillion Mark Anskis x 8206