Mass Communication Labs & Equipment

The Mass Communication Department has a variety of unique learning spaces and production facilities for our students to work in.

These areas include high-tech equipment for teaching, small-group work, and media production, as well as comfortable lounges for doing homework, socializing, or relaxing.

Interactive Media Lab

Creative Digital Media students have access to our “mad scientist” interactive media art lab.

Here, you can experiment with interactive installation, project-based projects, haptic media, and other forms of digital communication. 

Multimedia Studio

The Multimedia Studio is a two-story facility that’s set up for multiple disciplines, including video, digital photography, and production.

This studio also has a window for students passing by to look through and see what their peers are working on.

Photo Studio

This is a full photographic studio equipped with a variety of lighting, light control accessories and rigging. 

Students in photography courses have full access to this studio for their individual and group projects.

Radio Station

Want to be on the radio? Check out our own student station, KQAL.

Our on-campus radio station allows students of any major to get hands-on experience working with an array of musical genres, promotions and topics like news and sports.

Photography Lab & Darkroom

Students taking photography and digital imaging courses have access to this space to produce film using our Beseler enlargers.

This space is also for advanced photo classes to process film, print photographs and mount them.

You might even find yourself using our quality archival printing equipment.

Phelps 101

Phelps 101 is a high-tech classroom specially designed for media collaboration and exploration.

Students can share their ideas, mockups, websites and document files with one another or the entire classroom with simple drag-and-drop from their personal laptops.

Group members can even share control of laptops to simplify demonstrations and troubleshooting.

Mass Communication Reading Room

If you’re looking for a quiet space, the Reading Room is your destination.

This room houses 1,400 media-related books, which is perfect for anyone starting their research.

You can also host meetings or work with a small group for upcoming class assignments and projects in this room.

Contact the Mass Communication Department
Mass Communication Department
Phelps Hall 126


Mary Deering
Office Manager

Phelps 126

Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 1-4pm

Email Mary Deering
Dr. Tanya Ryan
Department Chairperson
Email Dr. Tanya Ryan