Communication & Media
Location: IRC - B12
Phone: 607-436-3411
Fax: 607-436-2420

Facilities & Special Resources

Studio A
Studio A is a wide screen digital studio, which utilizes three Ikagami broadcast cameras, Grass Valley Kayak DD1 switcher and Yamaha DM1000 audio mixer.  Teleprompter, graphics and video playback ability are also an integral part to our control rooms. Studio A is capable of transitioning to a green screen layout for advanced productions. 

Control Room B

TV Studio B
Studio B is a high definition studio with three JVC broadcast cameras, Ross Carbonite video switcher, as well as our Yamaha DM-1000 audio mixer.  Teleprompter, graphics and video playback ability are also an integral part to our control rooms.




Field Production Equipment
Students in the Communication & Media program have access to a wide variety of professional production equipment.  High definition cameras, HDSLR kits, lighting, audio and grip equipment is available for sign out. 

Mobile Production Truck
SUNY Oneonta is the only four year college in the SUNY system to own its own mobile production unit.  Students use the mobile production unit to travel to locations on and off campus to produce a variety of live productions including sports, debates and other entertainment programming.  The MPU features all digital equipment and a 42ft telescopic mast for transmission.



Audio Production
The audio production rooms include a voice over recording booth with microphones, audio board and PC with Adobe Audition. Students can record and edit audio for their productions, and conduct audio interviews.




Non-Linear Edit Suites
 The post-production editing facilities feature Macintosh computers with Final Cut Pro Studio video editing software.  Students also have access to Adobe CS6 Master Collection software, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and After Effects. The edit suites are open 24/7 with school ID, so students have the ability to work on projects when it is convenient for them.  


Major Program areas

Communication Studies

introduces students to the theories and practices of oral communication and persuasion. Students in this major usually seek careers in business related fields, as well as corporate communication, advertising, sales, public relations, and events management.


Mass Communication

is designed to meet the needs of students who seek careers in the fields of broadcasting, journalism, film, audio production and video production.