Audio/Video Studio

Our dedicated studio facilities for video and audio production offer training using up-to-date digital equipment. Industry-standard facilities including our new, purpose-built multimedia newsroom to produce television and radio news packages.

Technical facilities for Practical Journalism

Newsroom: with 20 Dell PCs with QuarkXPress 5 & Adobe In Design page production software, MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, MS Internet Explorer, Dreamweaver web creation software, Wordpress blog/WCMS, Photoshop Elements and adobe audition, Burli radio news editing system, PA newswire feed, Newslink feed, Sky News radio feed, 20 x Audition digital audio editing software / 2 Avid digital video edit suites, Digital TV and radio monitors with playout link from adjacent TV and radio studios, DVD player, freeview box, phone books, reference directories, daily newspapers and weekly magazines; 1 Nikon digital stills camera, 10 Canon Digital Stills cameras, 10 iPhone kits.

Radio production: 2 x Clyde Broadcast Synergy Bronze digital radio studio & hard-disk playout system, in 2 audio soundproof studios (accommodates 4), plus control booth & Audition v2 control/edit system. 50 x Adobe Audition digital audio edit suites (20 in newsroom), 8 x Marantz PMD661 memory card reporter-recorders. 23 x Tascam audio recorder kits. 10 x iPhone recorder kits.

TV production: 2 x Clyde Broadcast Synergy Bronze digital radio studio & hard-disk playout system, in 2 audio soundproof studios (accommodates 4), plus control booth & Audition v2 control/edit system. 50 x Adobe Audition digital audio edit suites (20 in newsroom), 8 x Marantz PMD661 memory card reporter-recorders. 23 x Tascam audio recorder kits. 10 x iPhone recorder kits.

Communications & Media Laboratory

This digital mass media facility was created to support the delivery of high-quality research outputs. These are focused on key areas of contemporary popular culture, including the significantly under-researched area of radio, within a UK framework and, more crucially, on an international, trans-cultural basis.

It builds on an already established track record in research in areas such as mediated (international) sport, television serials and drama, and media representations of monarchy, and will in future include new areas such as comparative analyses of situation comedy covering the EU, North America and Australia.