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School of Communication and Media at MSU Gets Revamped

Pictured is part of the new state-of-the-art home for Montclair State University's School of Communication and Media. Credits: Montclair State University
Pictured is the new state-of-the-art building which will house Montclair State University's School of Communication and Media. Credits: Montclair State University

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - When it opens this fall, the new state-of-the-art home for the School of Communication and Media will be the most technologically advanced broadcast and media production facility at any university in the nation.

The new building embodies Montclair State University’s commitment to providing future media and communication professionals with the leading-edge training and skills they need for career success.

“Our students will gain the competitive advantage of mastering technology that not only meets industry standards but that in many instances goes well beyond,” says Daniel Gurskis, dean of the College of the Arts. “This dynamic working environment is the perfect complement to a rigorous, trans-disciplinary curriculum that allows students to pursue majors in communication, television and digital media, filmmaking, journalism, and public and organizational relations.”

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Recent graduates are pursuing careers with industry leaders ranging from ABC and CBS to NBC and The New York Observer. 

The new building’s integrative and innovative design brings faculty, professionals and academic programs together to re-imagine the future of communication and media.

“Montclair State has a long and proud tradition of preparing professionals for the communication and media industries,” notes Gurskis. “With the new building, we’re taking the highly anticipated next step in our history.”

The new building will feature top cutting-edge teaching, production, collaboration and research features. Several features include, a 197-seat presentation hall powered by Sony Digital Cinema Projection and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, aed 40-seat screening room powered by Sony Digital Cinema Projection and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, and four broadcast-ready HD and 4K studio and control rooms boast the most extensive implementation of 4K technology at any North American university. It also features a motion picture stage, contemporary, broadcast-ready newsroom built to integrate media platforms, interactive, collaborative learning spaces, multimedia labs, advanced audio suite featuring Foley stage, performance stage and audio sound labs, state-of-the-art radio control rooms and inviting public spaces, as well as informal learning spaces and team rooms.

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