The Journalism and Media Communication Department has:

  • six state-of-the-art computer labs
  • five video editing suites
  • an HD TV studio
  • an equipment checkout facility for student use

These spaces enhance student learning and equip graduates to enter the workforce with experience using the technology and programs used in newsrooms and communications organizations.

Equipment Room

Students can check out an array of production gear, including professional quality audio, video, and lighting equipment to complete JMC coursework. Visit the Equipment Room in Clark C241 to learn what gear is available for checkout.

Students must be enrolled in at least one fee-paying course to be eligible for equipment check-outs. Fee-paying courses include: JTC211, 326, 335, 340, 345, 346, 347, 435, 440, 460, 470, 544

Equipment Room FAQs

Equipment Room Training Videos

Sony A73 Camera

Instructor Matt Gohl hosts a tutorial for the SonyA73 digital camera. Watch the video to learn about top features and how to get the most out of the camera.

Canon T7i

Instructor Matt Gohl introduces the Canon T7i digital camera available for checkout. The video offers an in-depth training of Canon’s video features; the Canon T7i is also a good choice for photography.


Instructor Matt Gohl demos how to use the different tripods available for checkout.

Zoom H4n Pro

Instructor Matt Gohl gives a tutorial on a Zoom audio recorder to ensure the best sound quality in your video production.

Exposure Triangle

Instructor Matt Gohl talks about the exposure triangle – three variables used to control the amount of light coming into a camera to ensure proper exposure of an image.



8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday-Friday


8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday-Friday



Undergraduate working on equipment

Classrooms / Labs

Journalism students have access to several computer lab spaces equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud and printing services. Labs are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the fall and spring semester. Labs are not available during class times.