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 offices.
The remainder of the Department of Mass Communication is located in Old Main which houses FSU-TV3 and our video editing lab.
FSU-TV3 is on the basic cable tier of the Frostburg cable company which reaches nearly 5,000 homes in the Frostburg area. It is programmed and operated by Mass Communication students during the Fall and Spring semesters.. When FSU-TV3 isn't airing its programming, it carries an informational message board. FSU-TV3 has two Final Cut Pro editing stations for its student staff to produce local programming.
The television studio is equipped with 3 JVC GY-HD250U cameras, with two LCD teleprompters and a Grass Valley Indigo HD Video switcher. 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
Non-Linear Editing Suites
The Department of Mass Communication has 8 Mac Pro and 2 iMac stations running the latest Final Cut Studio 3 software suite and is dedicated for use by Mass Communication students. Final Cut Studio 3 is used by industry professionals and has Final Cut, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Color, Compressor, and Motion modules.
Audio Production Suites
There are a total of five audio production suites in the Department of Mass Communication. Three suites are equipped with a Mackie audio mixer and a professional microphone (Electra-Voice RE-20). The other suites utilize a USB microphone. For editing, each suite has an Adobe Audition digital workstation.
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
course. We also have 2 Canon HF100 high definition video cameras that are available campus wide which were purchased through the Student Government Association.