The communication and media studies department recognizes the importance of students developing media production skills in addition to learning concepts. Beginning their very first semester, Niagara University students have access to state of the art professional media production equipment. These facilities are not only used for classes and extracurricular clubs, but can be reserved by students working on individual projects as well.
Located in Dunleavy Hall, Niagara University's three-camera 4K HD television studio has green screen and teleprompter capabilities, and includes a separate audio booth for sound recording. The studio features a Tricaster video switcher and 3Play instant replay/slow motion device. The studio is connected via fiber optic cable to the Taps Gallagher Center and the Dwyer Ice Arena for live broadcasts of athletic events on ESPN and NU’s own Niagara Sports Network.
WNIA, NU's student-run radio station, is housed in the Gallagher Center student union and includes both an on-air studio and off-air recording facility. The station is used for live Web streaming of audio programs conceived and produced by students.
The Dunleavy Hall Mac lab is used for digital photography, video editing, web design, and journalism courses. It is accessible to students anytime the building is open by swiping a student ID card.
Portable Media Production Equipment
Communication studies students can also check out portable equipment including digital video and photo cameras, audio recorders, tripods and lighting kits. This equipment can be used for coursework, club assignments and on an individual basis.