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Students on set in the Center for Media Innovation. Photo | John Altdorfer
The Center for Media Innovation is located in West Penn Hall

State-of-the-Art Equipment and Facilities

School of Communication students use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, which includes everything from studios to imaging labs.

Learning and practicing on professional equipment during their time at Point Park means our graduates enter the real world already familiar with the same tools used by communications pros. Facilities and equipment include:

Center for Media Innovation

This integrated New York City-style media facility includes floor-to-ceiling glass walls, flat-screen televisions and a digital ticker. The Center for Media Innovation also features:

  • Television and radio broadcast studios
  • Photo studio
  • Multimedia newsroom
  • Transformational presentation and gallery space

Multimedia Classrooms

  • 24-hour Mac and PC multimedia labs with Adobe Creative Suite


Students pursuing a B.A. in photojournalism or B.F.A. in photography use the following:

  • Traditional black and white and color darkrooms
  • 19th Century alternative processes room
  • Digital imaging suite with Imacon scanner, Plustek OpticFilm scanner, Epson flatbed scanners, fluid mount scanning equipment, Wacom tablets and iMacs
  • Digital printing and imaging suite with 27-inch retina display iMacs, each connected to a 44-inch (9890), 24-inch (7880), 17-inch (P800 and 3880), 13-inch (2880) Epson Inkjet Pro printers or Epson Perfection flatbed scanners
  • Photofinishing room with ample workspace for editing prints, matting and framing
  • Comprehensive equipment rental service
  • Photography studio with Profoto strobe lighting kits, continuous lighting kits, studio accessories such as digital light meters, light stands and modifiers
  • Exhibition spaces around the university

Radio Station

Our radio station, home to WPPJ, features:

  • All digital equipment
  • Production studio
  • Digital operation system
  • Sales, business and management offices

Television Studio

Our 24-by-72-foot professional-grade studio/sound stage features:

  • 10-foot-high lighting grid 
  • Three Sony digital studio cameras (with teleprompters)
  • Seamless two-wall hard cyclorama
  • Floor-to-ceiling green screen cyclorama
  • Uniset system news desk with four different desk types
  • Video/engineering control room featuring a state-of-the-art, eight mix effect Newtek Tricaster video switcher
  • Live announcer's booth
  • 24-channel audio board
  • Routers that will patch any source into any destination
  • Grommeted green-screen