The SoC has approximately 100,000 square feet of digital smart learning space and resources. Students have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment. They have access to the most technologically advanced tools and facilities such as:
2 broadcast control rooms
Cosford Cinema with 4K and 35 mm projection
Koenigsberg & Nadal Interactive Media Center
Equipment checkout center
Sound editing & foley rooms
MacOS/Windows computer labs
State-of-the-art research center
Given this strong network of support and training, SoC students have won numerous regional and national awards in categories ranging from news reporting to web design. Upon graduation, students will have received not only a strong classroom foundation, but also experience and training in their field.
To reserve space in our world-class facilities, please visit http://com.miami.edu/facilities-reservation
Studio A, Studio B, Studio C, Control Rooms, Master Control, Editing Suites
Nationally-recognized television professionals have learned their craft in our state-of-the-art broadcast center. The broadcast center houses two fully equipped digital television studios, control rooms, a broadcast up and down link studio, and a 40′ X 40′ sound stage for motion picture production. In addition, for broadcast students studying Meteorology, the center is equipped to deliver professional, on-air graphics with real-time data feeds and weather visualization software. As television technology advances, we look to stay ahead of the curve and continue to train tomorrow’s newsmakers here at the School of Communication’s Broadcasting Center.
Koenigsberg & Nadal Interactive Media Center
Home of the Orange Umbrella Consultancy
Dedicated in 2016, the Koenigsberg & Nadal Interactive Media Center is utilized in many ways by all areas of the School of Communication. Complete with state-of-the-art technology and collaborative workspaces, the IMC is home to two prominent UM organizations, where many communication students come together to collaborate on projects, and host events. The space includes a glass-enclosed space for conferences and brainstorming sessions, Buzzihubs that allow for semi-private meetings, a private multimedia workroom, and DIRTT walls that allow students to “Do It Right This Time” by displaying work on walls and visualizing projects. For more information on the Koenigsberg & Nadal Interactive Media Center, click here.
Smart Classrooms, Auditoriums, Lecture Halls
Our spacious classrooms are equipped with various resources including dry erase boards, bulletin boards, projectors, computers, and recording materials for instruction. The state-of-the-art, theater-style auditorium/classrooms include technology to facilitate student success in the field of communication. These include: high-definition remote-controlled cameras, high-definition video projectors, and electronic media playback capabilities. In addition, videoconferencing capabilities connect the rooms globally and have simultaneous translation capability for multi-language activities.
Computer Labs, Digital Editing Suite, Motion Pictures Lab
The School of Communication’s computer facilities in the Frances L. Wolfson building consist of four main labs used as classroom instruction and as a resource for UM students. Equipped with dozens of new Macs, the labs are open for use to Communication students and UM students taking Communication courses. Here, lessons come alive for students studying graphic design, visual journalism, advertising, multimedia, and more. In addition, the Digital Editing Suites allow access to editing stations, post-production facilities with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud, ProTools audio lab, ProTools HD mixing stations, and a Foley stage.
200+ Seats, 4K, 35mm
The Bill Cosford Cinema is a single-screen, art-house cinema serving the University of Miami, Coral Gables, and greater Miami for more than 60 years. The venue houses a 70 square-foot screen and exhibits 35mm as well as a variety of high definition digital formats. As a non-profit art house theater, the Cosford is dedicated to distinguished film programming and supplemental, educational opportunities ranging from special lecture series, guest scholars, international film festivals, and engagements with acclaimed filmmakers including Chantal Akerman, Jon Landis, Andy Garcia, and Kevin Spacey among many more.
Production Equipment, Lighting, Cameras, Audio
The School of Communication Equipment Room stores and maintains the inventory and scheduling of all SoC Production Equipment used by faculty, staff, and students as well as all SoC sponsored programs, productions, and projects. The Equipment Room has an inventory of digital video, still and audio equipment that is available to all School of Communication majors, faculty and staff. It also has inventories of “Specialized” film, video, still and audio equipment that correspond to the requirements and specific training level of particular courses in different SoC Programs.