The EDC loans professional equipment and facilities to students and faculty to fulfill class assignments.


The Emerson LA Equipment Distribution Center (EDC) is located on the third floor, room 303. 

EDC Inventory

To reserve equipment, please email ela_it [at] (ela_it[at]emerson[dot]edu) to schedule an appointment or come in during walk-in hours.

We currently have three pools of equipment, updated lists are viewable using this link:

  • School of the Arts (VMA, Performing Arts, Comedic Arts, etc.)
  • Journalism (School of Communications)
  • General Access (Any student or faculty on campus)

Please be aware that:

  • School of the Arts & Journalism equipment is only available for classes that have requested access to that equipment pool which is decided at the beginning of each semester.
    • Students may request special permission from their professors. Please contact the Events & IT Department for further information.
  • Equipment availability is always subject to academic requests.

Student Policies

Please note the ELA EDC forms and reservation system are different from the forms used on the Boston Campus.

At the start of each semester, students must read and sign the ELA EDC Terms of Use using this form.

Students may only make reservations in person with one of our staff members, our hours of operation are as follows:

ELA EDC Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
*By Appointment Only*

Prior to each reservation pick-up, students are required to fill out the Safety Acknowledgement Form acknowledging they agree to Emerson College’s Filming Policies. This form must be submitted no later than 2 business days prior to their pickup and is subject to approval by the Events & IT Department.

Please note, students filming off campus in Los Angeles will require permits. Students are required to refer and adhere to all local and state permit requirements and laws. Permits can be obtained through FilmLA, including discounted rates for student productions.