Two television studios are housed in Self Hall. Students choosing the Broadcasting sequence will gain experience in broadcast news and production. Students produce a variety of programs in the beginning television laboratory: news, interviews and commercials. On-camera announcing is also taught in this lab. Afternoon and evening laboratory hours are available for students to perfect their broadcast skills.
Digital Editing Labs
The department has two digital audio editing labs and four dedicated digital video editing labs. The video editing labs have the latest iMacs equipped with Premiere Pro. Each station in the video suites is equipped with Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects as well. The student audio labs have Adobe Audition. To teach radio production, a Wheatstone audio consoles is used, and in the Advanced Audio Lab, for Podcasting and Multitracking, a Presonus Mixing console and specialized mics are used. Students in the Broadcast sequence use these labs.
PC Computer Lab
The Department of Communication has a computer lab equipped for video editing, multimedia production, desktop publishing and Internet research. Late model PCs are all equipped with the Adobe Creative Suite design software package that includes Adobe Premiere Pro, InDesign, PhotoShop, Audition, Dreamweaver, and Acrobat Professional. A Promethean interactive whiteboard is at the Instructor station, and the classroom projector has AppleTV for the main projected screen, along with three 55" HD televisions strategically placed throughout the lab for those further away from the main screen.