Department of Communication


In addition to a liberal arts education, aiming to help our students develop disciplined critical thinking and analysis, we also provide excellent opportunities for hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment. From our studios, editing bays and control room in Rocket Hall to the computer labs across campus, we provide Communication students with the software and technology they need to apply their learning experientially.

Whether it's the latest software, or a new broadcast-quality digital television camera, our facilities and equipment fill the need of today's communication students pursuing today's technology-driven careers. In our program, students learn by doing - writing, shooting, editing and recording. Our equipment, hardware, software, and studios provide the up-to-date resources to allow our students to build the skills they'll need to succeed in the workplace. 

In the 40' x 40' Television Studio

UT 10 broadcast studio


  • 2 production sets 
  • 1 10'x10' Green Screen for Live Chroma Key 
  • 3 HD Studio Cameras - Hitachi SK-HD1000s with teleprompters and program monitors 
  • 1 Sony EX3 XDCam (studio config) high-definition camera 
  • 3 Cartoni Studio Camera Pedestals 
  • On-set Monitors: 2 Sony Bravia 42" LCD HD Monitors, 60”, 70”, & 80” LED Monitors  
  • Production Monitors:  2 Sony Bravia 32" LCD HD Monitor 

In the Control Room
  • Ross Carbonite (2 M/E) HD Production Switcher 
  • 360 Systems ImageServer-2400HD 4-Channel Video Server 
  • Ross Blackstorm HD Server 
  • Sony PDW-HD500 XDCam Disc Recorder/Player (HD) 
  • Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio Pro 
  • 1 Sony DVCam Video Tape Recorder/Players (SD) 
  • Ross Xpresssion 2-Channel Character Generator 
  • Soundcraft Series-II 24-Channel Audio Console 
  • Rundown Creator Web Based Scripting Software & Teleprompter 
  • Monitors:  Evertz Multi-Source monitoring on 2 Sharp 46" & 1 Sony 22" LCD HD Monitors  
Recording in the UT 10 broadcast studio

Electronic News Gathering (ENG)

Student recording an event

  • Cameras - 4 Sony XW-Z150 XDCam HD ENG Broadcast Cameras with Sachtler tripods  
  • Cameras - 3 Sony FS5 XDCam HD ENG Broadcast Cameras with Sachtler tripods  
  • Camera - 1 Sony PMW-320K XDCam EX HD ENG Broadcast Cameras with Sachtler tripod 
  • Editing - 6 Apple iMacs running Adobe Cloud (Premiere Pro) Editing Software 
  • Scripting – 6 Dell Computers running Rundown Creator Web Based Scripting 
  • 2 Arri/Lowel Portable light kits with diffusers and gels  
  • 1 - iKan Lyra LED light kit with 3 color temp adjustable lamps, stands, AC       power and Battery adapters.  

 In the Radio Production/Podcasting Lab

WXUT Radio Station


  • RØDE RØDECaster Pro - Podcast Production Studio
  • 4 RØDE PodMic Microphones
  • 4 Sony Studio Headphones
  • 1 Dell Computer with Adobe Cloud Suite (Audition) and RØDECaster Pro Companion App 
  • Two Digital Video Editing Labs  
  • 5 iMacs in each lab running Adobe Cloud Software  
  • 2 Audio Technica  AT2020USB microphones in each lab 

In Our Three Computer Labs  

Students working at the Mac Lab



  • Computers: iMacs
  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud/Suite with Photoshop,                                           Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver;                                                               Premier Pro;  Audition; Microsoft Office Suite
  • Cameras: 2 Cannon EOS6D w/ 24-74mm f2.0 zoom lens
                        1 Canon EOS5D MKii w/ 24-74mm f2.0 zoom lens
Last Updated: 4/14/23