Labs & Equipment
The Mass Communication Department has a series of unique learning areas and production facilities. These include high-tech labs for teaching, small-group work and mass media production, as well as comfortable locations for relaxing, reading and chatting.
Mass Comm Reading Room
The Mass Comm Reading Room houses 1,400 media-related books, plus meeting space and comfortable chairs. It’s a great place for small group work.
KQAL, located on the first floor of Phelps Hall, is the campus radio station, where students can learn through real on-air experience in a variety of musical genres, news, production, promotions and sports.
Phelps 101 is a high-tech classroom specially designed for media collaboration and exploration among students and faculty. Students share ideas, mockups, websites, and document files with individuals, groups, their team, or the entire classroom with simple drag-and-drop from their personal laptops. Group members can share control of laptops to simplify demonstrations and troubleshooting. Students can share ideas around the tables or on the instructor’s workstation without leaving their chairs.
The Multimedia Studio is set up as a multi-discipline room for video, digital photography and production. The two-story facility includes a window from which bystanders can view the goings-on.
The Creative Corner is used for groups of students to meet and think. It is intended as a creative work space where groups can meet, relax, feel comfortable and share creative ideas or generate new ideas for class projects they are working on.
Photography Lab and Darkroom
The Photography Lab and Darkroom provides 16 Beseler enlargers (for black and white and color) for use by students in our photography and digital imaging courses. We have four film-loading rooms for the advanced photo classes, plus areas for processing film, printing photographs and mounting them. Archival-quality printing equipment is available.
The Photo Studio is a full photographic studio equipped with an array of photographic lighting, light control accessories and rigging. Photo students have full access to the studio for individual projects.