Undergraduate Policies



Labs, Studios And Workshops
Accessible to all ADM students and other students taking ADM studio courses that require the use of an Open:-

Computer Lab:
S3.1 B3–10 Foundation Open Lab
ART B1–4 Open Lab

Open to students taking relevant courses:
ART B1–1 Product Design Lab
ART 1–12 Film Lab
ART 2–2 Photo Lab
ART 2–22 3D Animation Lab
ART 2–23 Compositing Lab
ART 2–26 Vis Com Lab

Open to students taking relevant courses:
ART 1–16 Image and Sound Editing
ART 1–23 Image and Sound Editing
ART 1–25 Image and Sound Editing
ART 1–26 Image and Sound Editing
ART 1–30 Image and Sound Editing
ART 1–17 Sound Recording
ART 1–18 Sound Recording
ART 1–24 Sound Recording

Open to students taking relevant courses. Refer to additional access and usage policies posted online:
ART B1–5 Lighting/Photo Studio
ART B1–17 Stop Motion Animation Studio
ART B1–21 2D Animation Studio
ART B1–23 Product Design Studio
ART B1–24 Rapid Prototyping Workshop
ART B1–25 Construction Workshop
ART 1–2 Vis Com Workshop
ART 1–19 Sound Stage
ART 1–21 Rehearsal Room
ART 2–24 Drawing Studio
ART 2–28 Drawing Studio
ART 2–29 Vis Com Studio
ART 2–32 Light Room
ART 2–33 Dark Room
S3.1 B3–1 3D Studio
S3.1 B3–2 3D Studio
S3.1 B3–3 2D Studio
S3.1 B4–2 2D Studio
S3.1 B3–13 4D Studio
S3.1 B3–14 4D Studio
S3.1 B4–11 4D Computer Lab


ADM Computer Labs Regulations
Please be courteous and considerate of your classmates when using the facilities.
ADM Computer Labs are accessible through card access, 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. Access to the other specialised labs is limited to students taking classes there.

Only the ART B1–4 and S3.1 B3–10 Open Labs are accessible to all students.

B/W printers are located in ART 1–12 (Film Lab) and ART 2–22 (3D Animation Lab). Colour printers are located in ART B1–4 (Open Lab), ART 2–26 (Vis Com Lab) and S3.1 B3–10 (S3.1 Open Lab). Costs per page are:

    • A4 B/W $0.05 Colour $0.60

    • A3 B/W $0.10 Colour $1.20

ADM students are given a subsidy of $40 per semester to help with printing costs. Excess printing credits in Semester 1 can be carried over to Semester 2, but all printing credits expire at the end of Semester 2. Students taking Special Semester studio courses at ADM will be credited with an additional $20 at the start of the Special Semester. These printing credits expire at the end of the Special Semester. The balance of printing credits of each student can be viewed in a pop-up window to the right of the computer screen when you login.

Instructions on how to top-up your account are pinned on every cubicle in labs with printers.
The School printing subsidy does not apply to specialised printing in the Photography Digital Labs
(photography students are briefed separately by their faculty).

Students who are provided with access to ADM’s computer facilities and network assume responsibility for their appropriate use. The School expects students to be careful, honest, responsible, and civil in the use of computers and networks. Those who use the Internet to communicate with others or to connect to computers at other institutions are expected to abide by the rules for the remote systems and networks as well as those for the School. Be advised that, in addition to being a violation of the School’s and University’s rules, certain computer misconduct is prohibited under local laws and is therefore subject to criminal penalties. Installation of any programs on a school computer is strictly prohibited unless under supervision from an ADM IT staff member.

Students are not allowed to bypass any security systems, modify any profile or install registry entries. Printers are to be used only for academic-related work or activities. Careless or deliberate wastage of paper will result in your printing privileges being withdrawn.

Eating and drinking are strictly prohibited in any computer lab.
Computer equipment may not be removed from its location without the knowledge and permission of ADM IT staff. Any such interference is a most serious offence and may be treated as theft.

Internet access is provided for students to conduct genuine research and requires responsibility at all times. Internet access is a privilege, not a right and abuse of this privilege may result in it being withdrawn. Users are not allowed to download, upload, copy, publish, store, install, or transmit data or unauthorised software when doing so would constitute a violation of copyright laws.

The possession or collection of passwords, personal identification numbers (PINs), private digital certificates, or other secure identification information belonging to other users is prohibited.

The introduction of data or programmes that in any way endangers computing resources or the information of other users (e.g., a computer worm, virus, malware, or other destructive program) is strictly prohibited. Hacking, attempts to circumvent security systems, probes for security holes, and any unauthorised access or use of personal information is a serious offence and may be considered a criminal offence under local laws. The installation, copying, transmitting and viewing of obscene and pornographic material is strictly prohibited and may be considered a criminal offence under local laws.

Computers and peripherals are strictly for class-related work, no outside or professional work may be developed within the ADM CG Labs. Please power down workstation after use and turn off the lights if you are the last user in the lab. All specialised labs are only accessible to students enrolled in classes there. The Open Labs are accessible to all ADM students. Students should not be working in the labs when classes they are not enrolled in are taking place.

Any infringement of the Computer Lab Policy will be reported to the IT Manager, the School and the University. Depending on the severity of the infringement, punishment may range from suspension to fines and imprisonment in the case of civil damages and criminal penalties. Suspected criminal offences will be referred to the police.


Studio/Workshop Usage
It is important that workshops and studio spaces are used safely and efficiently. The Technical Staff members are responsible for the day-to-day running of the workshops and studios. They also provide practical help and advice.

Treat ADM’s facilities and equipment with care.
Always have your own safety and that of your colleagues in mind and work safely at all times.
Abide by any special conditions or restrictions.
Nothing is to be drilled onto the walls or ceilings.
Users are financially responsible for any loss or damage to the facilities and equipment of any space they are using.

Furniture and equipment are to be reinstated to their original condition after use. No fixed furniture or fittings are to be removed or tampered with.

No alcohol or illegal substances are permitted in the spaces.
All spaces are to be properly cleaned and equipment must be shut down after use.

In addition to these general policies, further conditions and restrictions apply to the access and use of the following spaces:

Construction Workshop, Rapid Prototyping and Paint Room
  • Image and Sound Editing Suites
  • Photography Labs and Darkrooms
  • Sound Stage
  • Green Screen Studio
  • Dance Studio


Equipment Check-Out

The School maintains a stock of equipment for the use of students and faculty in their course work. ADM equipment is not available for purposes that are not directly related to coursework. Students are expected to treat every piece of equipment they use with the utmost care. Equipment check-out is a privilege, not a right, and as such privileges can and will be suspended if necessary. The equipment borrowing policy at ADM may be summarized as “you break you pay.”

Students are able to sign out equipment only if they are enrolled in a relevant course.
All equipment requires a formal sign-out without exception. Students must produce a valid student card when signing out equipment.

Students are responsible for equipment under their care and are advised not to leave equipment unattended. Whenever possible, equipment should be secured to desks or stored in locked cabinets. Equipment can be checked out for academic purposes only and must be returned by the end of the loan period.

The technical support staff members do not drop off or pick up chek-out equipment.
Equipment should be returned the way it was checked out, with cables and other accessories intact. Students are responsible for the repair costs of any equipment damaged under their care, or the replacement costs of any equipment or accessories not returned.

The School will not accept responsibility for damage to personal equipment caused directly or indirectly by the signed-out equipment.

The maximum loan period is one week. Students wishing to renew the equipment for a further 3 days will have to bring the equipment to the relevant department for extension. Staff reserve the right to refuse renewal when demand for equipment is high.

There will be no equipment loan during the holiday without prior approval from the School.
Late returns will be fined at $10 a day. Students with accumulated fines of $50 or more will be barred from further equipment sign-out until the fine is cleared.

Once an equipment is in checked out, and not returned within the loan period, students will be barred from checking out additonal equipment until the first equipmetn on load is returned in working condidtions, notwithstanding normal wear and tear.

Use of specialised equipment is restricted to students undertaking specific courses and/or the relevant academic work. For the check-out regulations and conditions governing the use of specialised equipment, students should refer to the responsible member of the Technical Staff (as listed at the beginning of the handbook).

There are five checkout locations at ADM:

    • Film and Animation

    • Photography

    • Interactive Media

    • Foundation

    • IT

Safety And Emergency
Some disciplines taught at ADM require the use of tools that can be dangerous if not handled properly. Please exercise due care and diligence when using cutting tools, power tools and other sharp implements. Studios are equipped with a small first aid kit. Faculty members, technical support staff and student monitors are aware of the location and can assist in the event of an accident.

If you or someone is injured in the School and require medical attention, please immediately inform a faculty member or a staff member in the General Office. You may also go directly to the Medical Centre on campus or ask a staff member for transportation assistance. During extended hours, the Student Monitors can assist by contacting the appropriate emergency official and arranging for an ambulance.

After an accident or injury students are advised to obtain an official medical report and submit it to the Student Affairs Office on Level 6 of the Student Services Centre.
Please consult the NTU Welfare Services webpage for student insurance information:

For questions regarding claims for injuries please consult the University’s Student Affairs Office.

ADM Library

The ADM Library is located on Level 1 of the main ADM building in a state-of-the-art facility open to all members of the University, but not the general public. While relatively new, the collections of the Library are growing rapidly to cover existing and evolving knowledge in the fields of art, design and media. The importance of the Library within the School reflects the conviction that published material, whether printed or in the form of electronic media, is superior in quality to other, unscrutinised sources, and students are encouraged to take advantage of this resource in their creative and academic practice.

The ADM Library has over 4,000 volumes, covering the rapidly evolving disciplines in art, design and media. The growing collection also includes reference materials, monographs, artists’ books, exhibition catalogues, production formats, animation guidebooks and design catalogues.

The Library subscribes to over 100 periodicals, covering many aspects of the School’s curriculum and providing the core materials for the undergraduate and future postgraduate courses in media, film, animation, design and art.

An expanding collection of DVDs, VCDs, audio and music CDs, video and audio cassettes, and tapes are located in the Library. Most are available on open-access shelving. AV material is loaned out to faculty members, graduate students and NTU staff. Students are able to view material, either individually on in a group, in facilities within the Library.

Users are able to check out library material themselves through the automated check-out machines and return the books via the return boxes at the Library entrance, during opening hours. Special material such as AV and material on limited-loan periods are borrowed and returned at the loan counter. The ADM collection is largely an open collection. However, certain categories of material are designated as for reference only or restricted use. These include: the RBR collection (circulated for two hours only), referenced books, restricted books and AV materials. 

View Library opening hours here.

Printing and photocopying, including colour copying services are provided by an outside vendor.

There are other libraries at NTU in addition to the ADM Library. Help and additional information is available by calling the Library Information Desk at 6790–5776, or by visiting this weblink: