Communication Arts: Facilities

Communications Arts students have access to state of the art production facilities and equipment.

These include:

  • An HD television studio with virtual set capabilities.
  • 8 Mac-based audio and video editing suites equipped with Final Cut X, Motion, Compressor, Logic Pro, Adobe Suite, and Maya.
  • An award winning radio station.
  • A new Digital Media Lab that supports advanced audio and imaging production.

Some classes are taught using these facilities, and starting their freshman year, students can use them for their own projects.

We're excited to be a part of the new Learning Commons, which opened, Fall 2015! Brand new Communication Arts facilities, including an HD television studio, brand new radio station with a talk room and voice over booth, newsroom, and computer lab, and classroom space. The new space will help prepare students as future communication professionals for the rapidly evolving media industry.


Our award winning, on-air radio station, is licensed by the FCC. The new facilities include a studio and control from for live programming, a production room; a sound booth and the capability to simulcast a live television program's audio feed. A student staff manages and operates the station's daily broadcasting schedule with a coverage area that encompasses northeastern Pennsylvania and is affiliated with the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.

Newsroom and Ad/PR Lab (The Wood Word):

This computer based lab primarily supports The Wood Word and specialized Ad/Pr operations. Equipped with 16 Macs, the Lab features Apple's Final Cut software and key components of the Adobe Suite, among other titles. A large screen monitor/television is used to project your works.The Wood Word's office is located just across the hall from the lab.

TV Marywood:

Digital facilities with full audio and video production capabilities, including soundstage operations and virtual set design and implementation. A new DMX-based lighting system and instruments complement a two wall-sized green screen studio and portable cameras; a commercial audio board and a NewTek Tricaster, professional audio and lighting kits, DSLRs and other equipment are used for digital filmmaking, news production and other operations. A Storage Area Network (SAN) ties the facilities together in a centralized information and communication system. Student management and operational staff direct live and taped programming via regional facilities of Comcast Cable, programming may also be produced for internal and external clients.

Seven Audio and video Editing Rooms:

Fully equipped editing rooms with Macs and a full range of production, design, and script writing software, including final Cut Pro and the Adobe Suite. Two rooms also support specialized audio production operations.

Communication Labs: 

The labs double as classrooms, the Audio Lab is equipped with a sound booth. The rooms have also been fully soundproofed to support production activittes.


Photo by Katlynn Whitaker