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 perfect for teaching, small-group work and mass 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.
The Multimedia Studio is a two-story facility that’s set up for multiple disciplines, from video and digital photography to production.
This studio also has a window for students passing by to look through and view what their peers are doing.
The Photo Studio 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.
Want to be on the radio? Check out our own 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 black and white or color film using our Beseler enlargers.
Advanced photo classes can process film, print photographs and mount them in this photography lab and darkroom.
You could even find yourself using our quality archival printing equipment.
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.