Studio time is a crucial part of student's work development in Media Arts. They are provided with free work periods to produce the films and written works that are showcased in our biannual "premieres." Like any professional studio arts practice, students are given space to think and create. Some students, specifically filmmakers, use this time to take care of academic school work so that their out of school time can be focused on casting, location scouting, filming, etc. Students are also encouraged to use this time to interface with one another to get work prepared for workshop or critique, or to clarify notes post-workshop, one-on-one. In studio periods that are facilitated by a teacher, students are encouraged to ask practical questions and to seek guidance on projects: how to break them down into smaller chunks, how to approach certain tasks, and how to know when to ask for further assistance from other media artists.