McEwen Hall, the home of the Department of Communication, houses television and digital film design and production facilities including a large sound stage for single camera productions and four editing suites for advanced students. Field equipment includes pro (3 chip), lighting kits, sound recording equipment, etc.
Audio/radio production facilities include three multitrack control rooms, one stereo control room, one voice-over booth, and one large studio. Both analog and digital recording/editing capabilities are featured, as well as a variety of sound processing equipment.
The department's multimedia Sheldon Lab, consisting of 19 Macintosh workstations, is used for learning about such topics as desktop presentation, electronic photography, web design, multimedia authoring, and digital audio/video editing. Each computer also has Final Cut Suite and Avid for digital audio/video editing. Software and hardware is updated every three years.
A multicamera television studio is located on the first floor of Thompson Hall. In the summer of 2010, the studio underwent a major renovation with the addition of a new lighting grid, fluorescent lighting instruments and an EOS computerized dimmer system. In addition, the control room now houses a video monitoring system consisting of two wide-screen flat panel wall processors and a new Ross Vision series video production switcher. The studio also houses a meeting room and a set storage area.