Production Facilities

The Film, Television and Media Arts program is served and supported in its home at Fairfield's innovative Media Center, a 15,000 square foot facility on the ground floor of Xavier Hall, consisting of:

  • 2 fully equipped HD television studios and control rooms
  • a large mobile satellite uplink production truck
  • 3 non-linear editing suites, 30 editing stations
  • 2 media class and HD screening rooms
  • a digital imaging lab
  • an equipment cage with over 30 HD and SD cameras, lighting packages, audio equipment, dollies, steadicams, jib arms and grip equipment
  • offices for 16 Media Center personnel who are professional writers, producers, directors, cinematographers, editors and new media artists - many of whom teach in the program
  • offices for Film, Television and Media Arts faculty
  • the Resource Center for Advanced Digital Exploration (RCADE), providing workshops for students, staff and faculty on new media production methods and tools.

Satellite Uplink Broadcast Truck

  • 1.8 meter AVL Satellite dish
  • 4 Sony digital video cameras in full studio configuration
  • Grass Valley Multi-Standard Video Switcher
  • Mackie Digital Audio Console
  • Compix Graphics Generator
  • Final Cut Pro Studio 2 Edit System
  • On-Board 3.5 KW Power Generator
  • Digital Video Recorders
  • Teleprompter

HD Viewing Classroom

This large room is used as a classroom for cinema studies, production, directing, capstone and other classes. It's flexible seating allows it to function as a meeting room for program events, and capstone and independent project meetings. It has an impressively large viewing screen and 7.1 surround sound for HD projection of films, television programs and other media presentations.