The Department of Communication and Media, which includes state-of-the-art video editing labs and suites, an interviewing lab/classroom and a large theatre-classroom, is housed in the Communication Building. We have modern classrooms, an informative and entertaining in-building television network and a spacious and comfortable student lounge.

Computer Labs and Video Editing Suites

Computer Lab

The department has two primary Mac computer labs/classrooms in the Communication Building. The labs are equipped with the Microsoft Suite, scriptwriting software, and Adobe Creative Suite programs, including Premiere Pro, After Effects and InDesign. 

Equipment Check Out

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The Department of Communication and Media offers a variety of digital tools for short term checkout. All Department of Communication and Media students, staff, and faculty can borrow these tools to use in the production of their advertising, broadcast, communication studies, film, journalism, or public relations projects. We have industry-standard quality equipment with brands like Arri lights, Black Magic cameras, Sony cameras, Zeiss lenses, and Sennheiser audio equipment. The equipment checkout is in Room 116 of the Communication Building.

Television Studio


Located Theatre Arts Annex Room 116, the Television Studios offers Department of Communication and Media students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to create broadcast content on Ross Video production equipment. LUTV News is filmed on set twice a week, and LUTV Productions is based out of this space. The Television Studio also has a computer lab for students who are working on broadcast production and editing projects for class projects, LUTV News, or LUTV Productions.

Multimedia Lab and Teaching Space

Studio 20

Housed in Room 127 is the department’s Multimedia Lab and Teaching Space. Five rooms have state-of-the-art equipment for digital editing, recording and blogging, where students practice the art of digital editing for broadcast and film, mixing for audio, practice digital audio editing techniques, and create talk and music programs. Some of this material is run on LUTV Channel 7 and Lamar’s National Public Radio station, KVLU 91.3.

Theatre Classroom

COMM Theatre

COMM 103 is the department’s theatre classroom. Although many of our classes are designed to have smaller class sizes, our theatre classroom is designed to accommodate larger classes where students can be active and involved in the learning process. State-of-the-art audio/visual technology enhances student learning in this space. The theatre is ideal for student movie premieres, movie nights, and special guest lectures.

Student Lounge

Student Lounge