The HartBeat Digital Media Hub (HBDMH) is powered by Dakar Foundation and is  a physical and virtual location within HartBeat Studios where Students, Faculty, and Staff can get assistance with various media creation needs.  We’ll introduce the charter members of the program on Friday, June 21ST.

Dakar Foundation is committed to strengthening and expanding collaboration with other LA County stakeholders in education to digital media workforce, as well as community-based organizations, to embed the arts and form incubator media hubs within systems of care that support, heal and develop youth in disadvantaged and traditionally underserved neighborhoods.

To accomplish this, in-depth visual, performing and digital media instruction will be made available in neighborhood hubs as the means for  supporting personal transformation by engaging individuals and families in arts activities designed to promote resiliency and cohesiveness in their communities and to promote intergenerational creative activation. We will focus resources on designing and expanding opportunities for foster youth and others from historically marginalized communities to engage in trauma-informed arts practices within their own neighborhoods, thereby helping them to develop positive self-identity, personal voice and agency.

This includes the use of social media, digital media platforms and original work created on personal devices to construct employment pathways for youth from historically marginalized communities, foster youth and disenfranchised transition youth to access jobs in LA County’s creative economy, providing them with stable income and viable career options.


Spring-Sumer 2021Hours
Beginning 6-21-2021

Online Courseware Digital Pathway Initiative

Equipment Check Out
Monday – Friday: 11 am – 3 pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: By Appointment Only

Media Production Advising / Assistance
Friday 10 am – 2 pm

Focused Training

Monday – Friday TBD based on need


Spring Summer 2021 hours or the HBDMH
(Beginning 7 – 1 – 2019)

Equipment Check Out / Media Production Advising / Assistance:

Friday 10 am – 2 pm


The HBDMH offers four primary services:

Check Out – Provides media equipment checkout and training during scheduled times. Equipment available for checkout ranges from different types of video cameras, audio recorders, microphones to-many other items to support media creation.

For a full list, please see the DMH scheduling system here

Media Production Advising / Assistance – Scheduled student led assistance and training on various media creation products like, but not limited to Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, audio editing applications and other media creation based applications and hardware.

Specialized Resources – A green screen room, audio studio and two recording studios are available for checkout. The checkout includes scheduled support from our HBDMH student team.

Please see the room resources here

NEW – 2021 – Virtual Reality – Experience Virtual and Augmented Reality with the Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens, and Magic Leap ! For more information, check out the


Virtual Reality Information – https://it.uni.edu/VirtualRealityUNI


If you have any questions, please contact the HBDMH by phone at 818 918-7684
If you have any concerns or are requesting additional resources for check out, please contact:

Kevin Clark
Manager/Learning Technologies
IT-Educational Technology & Media Services