Facilities & Equipment
Students in the MMJC program spend a lot of time in the FIMS Broadcast Studio. The High Definition studio, which also doubles as a classroom, features industry standard broadcast equipment, studio cameras and lighting, and can be converted into a newscast set, all operated by a fully equipped control room. The Burli Newsroom suite of computer newsroom tools allows students to gather information, compose scripts, teleprompt and publish news to multiple platforms. Throughout the year, students will also see a variety of guest experts visiting the studio to be interviewed for news pieces produced by international news organizations such as the CBC, BBC, TVO and others.
Video: Filmed and produced by Shawn Cheatham, Media Studies PhD student.
Four edit suites running Avid Media Composer are located nearby the studio. Avid is an industry standard film and video editing software that students will use extensively while in the MMJC program. Students will receive instruction on how to use the software to edit their video and projects assigned throughout their three terms in the program.
Two audio suites running Adobe Audition are located nearby the studio. Students will utilize these suites to record voice overs for video work and to records interviews for radio or podcasting assignments.
The MMJC program stocks a wide array of portable video and audio equipment that is available to students working on assignments and projects. Mobile equipment includes Sony broadcast grade cameras, Go Pro/DSLRs, MOJO cellphone camera grips, microphones, gimbals, sliders, digital audio recorders, tripods, and everything else a student needs to make their work shine.
MMJC Facilities & Equipment Slideshow
FIMS grad students, including MMJC students, have access to three computer labs. The largest lab is regularly booked for class instruction and is configured into work pods to allow for collaborative group work. When not in use for a class, students have free access to this lab. Two smaller labs serve as drop-in space where students can check email and work on assignments when not in classes. The computers available are a mix of Macs and Windows machines and they run Microsoft Office products along with a variety of open source software.
FIMS Graduate Library
The FIMS Graduate Library supports all FIMS graduate programs. The library provides access to electronic resources and houses non-circulating print collections, including books, comics and graphic novels, periodicals, course reserves, board games, and DVDs. Equipment such as digital cameras, e-readers, and tablets are available for student use. The library also has a makerspace, Bibliotech, with high and low tech maker resources for student experimentation, as well as meeting rooms for group projects, student meetings, and a reading room with comfortable seating. They also host workshops throughout the year covering topics that help students complement and round out their learning.
The FIMS & Nursing Building is on the south side of campus and is home to the Faculty of Information & Media Studies. The design of the building puts a premium on seating and break out space for students. FNB features a large atrium that spans three floors and provides lots of work space and natural light. FIMS grad students also have access to their own private lounge area on the third floor, which contains seating, a kitchenette with a microwave, sink, a large fridge, and a separate meeting space reserved for student groups.