Communication Arts

Communication Arts Facilities

communications arts studio

A full compliment of systems necessary to produce digital television, audio, photography, and digital print journalism.

Video Production Studio

Communication Arts program has technology for both on location and studio video production.  The studio has High Definition (HD) digital cameras, teleprompters, and a green screen, which allows students to create virtual sets. This technology is being used by many commercial stations to place talent anywhere in the world without leaving the studio. There are a number of video production related courses in the program including Video Production I and II, Broadcast Journalism, Producing and Directing Seminar and Television Practicum.  The studio is also used to produce uiwtv.org productions..

Video Control Room

In the television studio control room, students have access to an HD Tri-Caster, which is used for live switching, video editing and for special effects.  Students learn to use this equipment in Video Production I and Video Production II. Live programming is available on channel 15, a closed circuit broadcast on campus, and online.

Macintosh Computer Lab

There is a Mac Computer Lab that is used in Journalism, graphics, desktop publishing and in web design courses.  This 21computer lab is also open to students outside of class time.

Video Editing Lab

The Communication Arts department uses Final Cut Studio for digital video desktop editing. This software is used on MAC Pro systems.  A MAC server is used to store video so that students can move files from one station to another

Audio Editing Studio

Students in audio production use this studio to produce audio programming.  Audio production is taught in Audio Production I and Multimedia Design and Production. The Audio Studio also used by kuiw.org, our Internet radio station and uiwtv.org.

Internet Radio Station

In the spring of 2005, students at UIW started kuiw.org, an Internet radio station.  Students participate in a Radio Practicum course or volunteer their time in running the station.

Our online TV station, uiwtv.org, went on the air in the Fall of 2009. Students participate in the TV Practicum course or volunteer their time running the station. Live sports broadcasting is now available for all students., including football and basketball games.


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