The School of Communication provides professional media training for future multi-media journalists and corporate communication officers. It has allocated a large amount of resources to acquire state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and learning such as the Cinema and TV Production Centre, the Radio Broadcasting Studio, the Editing Room, the Multimedia Training Centre and the Radio Broadcast Training Centre.
SCOM Cinema and TV Production Centre
The SCOM Cinema and TV Production Centre consists of one Studio, two Control Rooms and one TV Workshop Room. The Centre is set up with three professional studio cameras with autocue, numerous lighting, audio equipment and computer graphics (CG) equipment, which enables students to work on their assignments under the supervision of Technical Officers. Some broadcast equipment such as portable cameras and microphones is available for booking by students for use throughout the academic year.
Radio Broadcast Studio
The Radio Broadcast Studio includes one Audio Control Room and one Sound Booth. The Studio is equipped with three computers with professional sound recording software, a professional mixer and several microphones. In order to ensure a professional recording standard, soundproofing techniques are applied in the Studio.
Non-linear Editing Room
Seven sets of computers with video, audio, typesetting and graphic editing software are setup in the Room to enable students to complete their post-production assignments. All computers are connected to the Central Storage Server.
Multimedia Training Centre
The Centre provides professional equipment for editing, typesetting and production trainings. There are 29 sets of computer software with one of them connected to a projector to provide a whole-room view of what is on its screen.
Radio Broadcast Training Centre
The Centre resembles the work environment of a radio station, which is essential to developing student’s broadcasting skills. There are two Recording Rooms and a Classroom for exhibitions and lessons, with three computers installed with professional sound recording software, one professional mixer and several microphones. Soundproofing techniques are applied in the Studio to facilitate production of live radio programmes.
The TV Lab combines 6 big TV demonstration screens with TV production equipment. It was established in September 2015 to provide integrated and interdisciplinary training for students. Students can apply the knowledge and skills learnt from related modules to producing and demonstrating their learning outcomes
Media and Communication Lab
The Media and Communication Lab is equipped with 35 sets of Apple iMac workstations to support teaching and learning of media and communication technology. Students can make use of the industry-standard hardware and software to acquire hands-on experience in web design, photo/video editing and mobile apps development.