Digital Maker Studio

Together we create: Igniting collaborative learning experiences

Three people in a podcasting studio

Welcome to the Digital Maker Studio! 

The Digital Maker Studio at the Creativity Commons brings together innovative teaching and learning approaches via emerging technology to offer a place where students investigate, explore and create in a supportive environment. With activities such as Creative Field Trips, faculty can bring classes to the space for a guided learning experience to develop creative technical skills using Adobe Creative Cloud and other related tools.

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Adobe Creative Cloud options on computer desktop

These activities might include:

  • Crafting personal narratives and storyboarding ideas 
  • Composing and editing photography
  • Producing and recording podcasts
  • Editing and sharing videos
  • Authoring and publishing websites
  • Designing interactive mobile app/web prototypes
  • Playing games and building new worlds 
  • Attending creative workshops and events to learn new skills and tools


The space supports faculty and students with integrated creative activities without requiring prior or deep knowledge of technology. There are individual computing stations, curated programs and events, collaboration areas, retreat and relaxing areas, and community building spaces such as the gaming stations. 


Creative Field Trips

Welcome to the Creative Field Trips program! We are thrilled to offer faculty an exciting array of options to inspire and engage student ingenuity utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud. Bring or send your class to the Creativity Commons for an interactive experience that take place in person at the Digital Maker Studio. With a focus-and-flare model, students are introduced to various creative tools and techniques before diving into a hands-on project. Students can receive additional support from our Creative Consultants outside of class time.

To ensure the alignment of experiences with course objectives, diverse student interests and learning styles, Creative Field Trips are co-designed by you and a LXD Creative Specialist. 

Book a Creative Field Trip

Who can participate in Creative Field Trips? 

Creative Field Trips are open to ASU faculty and students. Creative Field Trips are booked by a current faculty member for a specific date and time for their course. 

Can I request a customized Creative Field Trip? 

Absolutely! We understand that every course has unique needs and learning objectives. We are open to collaborating with you to create a customized field trip program that aligns with your specific requirements. We can adapt the content, duration, and focus areas to suit your goals.

How long do Creative Field Trips usually last? 

The duration of the Creative Field Trips may vary depending on the selected program. On average, most trips are around 45 minutes to an hour. Creative Field Trips all take place at the Tempe campus within the Digital Maker Studio at the Creativity Commons.  

What if my class is online? Can I still request a Creative Field Trip? 

At this time, in-person Creative Field Trips only happen at the Tempe campus at the Digital Maker Studio within the Creativity Commons. However, we do offer faculty consultations and specialized workshops for online and hybrid courses. 

Do students or faculty need to have any prior experience or knowledge in the specific creative area prior to the field trip? 

No prior experience is necessary to participate in our Creative Field Trips. Our programs are designed to cater to beginners as well as students with varying levels of experience. Our creative consultants will provide introductory sessions and guidance to ensure everyone can participate and learn.

What materials or equipment are required for the Creative Field Trips? 

Required materials will depend on the specific needs of the course. All equipment will be provided within the Digital Maker Studios including computing and software needs. In some cases, students will need to request access to specific software or tools prior to the workshop. We strive to ensure our programs are accessible to all students and learners so we will work with your course to ensure all necessary materials and equipment are readily available. 

Can visiting guests or partner institutions book a Creative Field Trip? 

Please reach out to our team through the contact form. We would be delighted to discuss the available options, answer further questions and guide you through the process. Please do keep in mind that the primary audience for these experiences are ASU students and faculty so there may be limited availability.