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Department of Communication Facilities

Northern Television Center

  • 20 seat general computing lab
  • 7 workstations for news content production using NewsKing newsroom content management software
  • 10 video editing workstation used to produce video packages using Edius video editing software
  • 3 camera high definition video production studio with automated HD graphics and HD video playout
  • High definition audio and video electronic news gathering equipment

Watson Hall Video Production Studio

  • 3 camera high definition video production studio
  • 3 Apple based video edition workstation using latest version of Final Cut for post production

Watson Hall Video Editing Lab

  • 20 Apple based video editing workstations with the latest versions of Final Cut and After Effects
  • Various high definition audio and video field recording and lighting equipment

Watson Hall Audio Editing Lab

  • 5 Apple based audio production stations with the latest version of Logic Pro
  • Digi Design 002 digital audio playback and recording hardware
  • Isolation booths and microphones for voice recording
  • Various audio recording equipment for field recording

Human Interaction Laboratory

The Human Interaction Laboratory is located in Cole 53. In the human interaction laboratory students and faculty in the Communication Department are provided with the facilities needed to conduct focus groups, interviews, network analyses, and experimental research. The room is designed to be used as a whole, or to be subdivided as necessitated by the research. Equipment allows for video capture as well as networked computer interaction.

DuSable 218 Lab (Telematics)

  • 23 workstations for general computing, graphic design and teaching
  • Latest version of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Black & White and Color printing capabilities
  • Multiple document scanners and CD/DVD duplication equipment

Contact Us

Department of Communication
Northern Illinois University
Watson Hall 210
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1563
Fax: 815-753-7109

Acting Department Chair

Mehdi Semati
Phone: 815-753-7028