The Communication Department's facilities are top-of-the-line. Each applied course has a separate facility furnished with much of the same equipment you'd find in a corresponding professional organization. From a full-service PR firm to a print and online newspaper, students explore real-life experiences starting with their very first semester.
Students enrolled in the applied journalism course spend a lot of time in the newsroom, a space completely dedicated to UIndy’s print and online newspaper, The Reflector. Students apply their learning by interviewing, writing, and managing the newspaper. Students work on Mac computers and become adept in working with Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and the WordPress content management system for the online edition of The Reflector.
Our TV studio is complete with up-to-date, modern equipment that commercial TV stations use on set. UIndy TV-5 technology and features include:
- Broadcast Pix switcher
- Compix Graphics Software
- JVC and Sony cameras
- Green Screen technology
- Studio workspace
- Multi-camera live production
- Access to CNN video footage
Students prepare and produce live radio broadcasts in our radio facilities, gaining experience with radio station equipment and operations. Technology includes:
- Adobe Audition for editing
- Audio Vault
- Metro Source news wire and traffic information service
- Axia Digital Audio Board
- 30,000-watt equivalency transmitted from a 1,000-ft tower
Top Dog Communication
The Top Dog Communication office serves as ample meeting space for researching, building strategic plans, and evaluating successes for our clients. Complete with computers and desks, students have a private place to be productive, work with team members, and build on great ideas.