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The Department of Mass Communication is preparing to move into brand new, state-of-the art facilities in January 2014. The new Gira Center will be the new home for the Deparment of Mass Communication. Click HERE to learn more about this extraordinary building!
The Department of Mass Communication is partially located in the Guild Center which houses the television studio, the audio production lab, an equipment room, and faculty/staff offices.
Houses FSU-TV, our video editing lab, and faculty offices.
FSU-TV3 is Frostburg State University's 24-hour-a-day educational access channel that reaches nearly 5,000 FSU students and homes in the Frostburg area on the basic tier on Comcast's cable system. It is programmed and operated by students in the Department of Mass Communication year-round.
FSU-TV3 presents programming produced by the students in the Department of Mass Communication. Student produced shows include "Down To Earth with Dr. G" (a show hosted by FSU President Jonathan Gibralter) and "Bobcast" (a sports show) as well as special events including concerts, guest speakers, and multi-camera events such as panel discussions, and numerous FSU sporting events.
The television studio is equipped with 3 JVC GY-HD250U high-definition television cameras, two LCD teleprompters, a Broadcast Pix Slate 2 ME 5008GDD production switcher with the Fluent workflow, as well as lighting and audio equipment. Our studio is comparable to many industrial facilities. Multiple sets may be utilized in a variety of production configurations such as news, interview, and demonstration programs. There is also a "Whisper Room" (sound isolated vocal booth) for voice-over work.
Non-Linear Editing Lab
The Department of Mass Communication has an 11-station audio/video editing lab running Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Adobe Audition, and much more. This space is dedicated exclusively for mass communication students.
Audio Production Suites
There are a total of five audio production suites in the Department of Mass Communication audio production lab. All are equipped with Adobe Audition 6, Electro-voice RE20 microphones, and Mackie audio mixers.
The Equipment Room
Work study students supervise the equipment room and check out a variety of equipment such as video cameras, lights, tripods, and microphones. All equipment is available to students enrolled in specific Mass Communication courses.