Marymount Manhattan College: Digital Media Production Studio
Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), a private liberal arts college in Manhattan, is pleased to announce the opening of a fully integrated state-of-the-art digital media production studio within its Theresa Lang Center for Producing. The facility, outfitted to simulate leading television studios and professional recording centers, is used by students studying digital media, sound, and video production. The opening comes at a time of exceptional growth and opportunity at MMC, as the Division of Communication and Media Arts unveils four new majors, starting in September 2016.
The new digital media production studio offers MMC students hands-on experience in a multi-camera live broadcasting environment where they learn professional production roles, such as control room engineer, camera operator, sound technician, director, and producer.
“MMC students will now be able to create professional quality programming for their portfolios and gain invaluable experience that will give them a competitive advantage when entering the workforce,” explained Professor Laura Tropp, Chair of the Division of Communication and Media Arts.
The new production studio is located in the college’s main building, 221 East 71st Street, and boasts:
A Video and Performance Studio featuring a digital television setup with a cutting-edge control room that communicates with video cameras, microphones, and teleprompters, where talent performs for three live cameras. The facility includes a state-of-the-art video switcher, allowing student directors to select, combine, and record multiple sources live, including feeds from studio cameras, student videos, live voiceovers, digital assets, music, and Skype interviews.
A Professional Sound Recording Studio with both analog and digital mixers, Protools software, whisper booth, keyboard and microphones. In addition to recording sound, music and voiceover from the whisper booth, students can record multiple microphone inputs from the Video & Performance studio, allowing for large live recording setups. Live sound recording may be mixed into live TV programs, making the facility a dynamic, fully integrated digital production studio.
Along with the new studio, the College is celebrating new areas of studies for students to fully realize their creative and career ambitions. The four new Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) majors—Digital Journalism; Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media; Digital Media and Video Production; and Public Relations and Strategic Communication—are essential additions to the College’s Division of Communication and Media Arts in response to the ever-changing media landscape.
These four new majors, coupled with MMC’s state-of-the-art digital media production studio, will prepare students to excel in all aspects of communication and media arts. Because MMC is located in New York City, a global media capital with unparalleled internship and professional opportunities, students can take their learning from the classroom to real-world experiences in their chosen field.
Dr. Kerry Walk, President of Marymount Manhattan College, celebrated the new offerings. “MMC’s expansion into four new Communication Arts majors and the creation of a new digital media production studio demonstrate our commitment to empowering students to succeed in today’s digital landscape,” Walk observed. “We seek to create an environment in which students can seamlessly move from college to career. These enhancements of our programs and facilities help us realize this vision.”#