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School of Communication

Facilities and Equipment

Pictured is a rendering of the Center for Media Innovation. A rendering of Point Park's new Center for Media Innovation — set to open in 2016  located at Wood Street and Third Avenue.

State-of-the-Art Equipment and Facilities

Photos: Equipment and Facilities

School of Communication students use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, which includes everything from studios to imaging labs.

Learning and practicing on professional equipment during their time at Point Park means our graduates enter the real world already familiar with the same tools used by communications pros. Facilities and equipment include:

Center for Media Innovation

Set to open in 2016, this integrated New York City-style media facility will have floor-to-ceiling glass walls, flat-screen televisions and a digital ticker. The Center for Media Innovation will feature:

  • Television and radio broadcast studios
  • Photo studio
  • Multimedia newsroom
  • Transformational presentation and gallery space

Multimedia Classrooms

  • Mac and PC multimedia labs


Video Playlist: Equipment and Facilities

Students pursuing a B.A. in photojournalism or B.F.A. in photography use the following:

  • Black and white darkroom
  • Color photography darkroom
  • Digital imaging suite with Imacon scanner, Plustek OpticFilm scanner, Epson flatbed scanner, Wacom tablets and iMacs
  • Alternative process lab
  • Digital inkjet lab and imaging suite with Epson Stylus Pro printers and Epson Perfection flatbed scanners
  • Photofinishing room with ample workspace for editing prints, matting and framing
  • Comprehensive equipment rental service
  • Photography studio
  • Exhibition space around the university

Radio Station

Our radio station, home to WPPJ, features:

  • All digital equipment 
  • Digital operation system
  • Three rooms for DJs
  • Sales, business and management offices

Television Studio

Our 24-by-72-foot professional-grade studio/sound stage features:

  • 10-foot-high lighting grid
  • Three Sony digital studio cameras (with teleprompters)
  • Seamless two-wall hard cyclorama
  • Four-seat news desk with a painted backdrop mural of Pittsburgh's skyline
  • Video/engineering control room
  • Live announcer's booth
  • 40-channel audio board
  • Routers that will patch any source into any destination
  • Grommeted green-screen