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Centers and Resources

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Featured Facilities

A playground for your passion

The Ed McMahon Communications Center is a first-rate production facility equipped with industry standard technology for hands-on training in all aspects of television, film, journalism and multimedia production. Highlights of the center include a three-camera HDTV studio, a professional-quality audio production studio, and several 4K (ultra-high-definition) editing suites. 

Our labs and classrooms are ideal for independent and group-based work, as well as a variety of multidisciplinary projects.

The Media Innovation Classroom and Lab not only supports courses in broadcast, print and interactive journalism, but also simulates a live newsroom setting. In this lab, students are able to work collaboratively to produce their own professional newscasts. They have access to both the Associated Press news wire service and the CNN Newsource service, as well as the same newsroom automation software currently used by both CBS and ESPN.

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Tools of an ever-evolving trade

Students master the same cutting-edge, high-definition production equipment used by industry veterans.

The multimedia lab’s 80 high-performance workstations enable students to engage in interactive multimedia and web design projects. Here, students work with numerous multimedia and imaging applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver and other industry-standard software.

An extensive equipment loan room makes high-end video and audio recording equipment available for use in the field. All of our students have access to the caliber of equipment that matches or even surpasses what they’ll later work with as industry professionals. Even in your first year, you'll have immediate access to equipment and facilities, unlike at many other universities where you might be required to wait until your second or third year. This enables you to jump start your learning and makes you more attractive for competitive internship opportunities.

Student Media

Student Thamar Bailey '19, associate news editor, works on an edition of The Quinnipiac Chronicle student newspaper.

Front page

Thamar Bailey '19, associate news editor, works on the October 26 edition of The Quinnipiac Chronicle.

Make a statement

If you're interested in journalism, broadcast news, television, radio, web design, photography, advertising and other disciplines, you don’t have to wait until graduation to get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities — or the valuable experience that involves collaboration, creativity, judgment, pushing past comfort zones, artistic expression and problem-solving in real time. Our student-run media outlets create a convenient, high-quality, in-house opportunity.

  • The Quinnipiac Chronicle (weekly newspaper and website)
  • Q30 (television station)
  • WQAQ 98.1 FM (radio station)
  • Montage (literary magazine)
  • Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network
  • Summit Yearbook

Student Groups

Get involved

In addition to our award-winning student-run media outlets, you'll have access to several professional affinity and advocacy groups, as well as a large number of university-wide service and social organizations. These include:

  • Association for Women in Sports Media
  • Lambda Pi Eta (honor society of National Communication Association)
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • The Production (original music and choreography)
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • The Quinnipiac Barnacle (parody/satire newspaper)
  • The Quinnipiac Film Society
  • QuinniPR (public relations firm)
  • Society of Professional Journalists


Nicole Sierra ’17 and other QU in LA program students hike to the Hollywood sign.

New perspectives

Nicole Sierra ’17 and other QU in LA program students hike to the Hollywood sign.

A World-Sized Classroom

Practice, practice, practice

Critical to a Quinnipiac education is our emphasis on experiential learning. Our students have the opportunity to travel and work in media and communications organizations across the country and around the world. 

We have established communications industry relationships throughout the U.S. and countries such as South Africa and Ireland, where students have the opportunity to explore, work and develop their skills. Specifically, Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles is a year-round program, available to undergraduate and graduate students, that incorporates an internship and course work in the entertainment mecca of Los Angeles.

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Hands-on learning opportunities

Ayah Galal '17, a journalism and political science double-major, applied what she learned in the classroom throughout her extracurricular activities and internships — securing a prestigious internship at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The aspiring political reporter credits her professors with helping build her foundation of success.

Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles

Putting you at the center of it all

Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles is a year-round program that allows students to work at an internship and continue their course work, all while living in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world. Recognizing the abundance of powerful career opportunities in southern California, the School of Communications continues to build relationships and increase partnerships with many of the world's best known companies.

Housed in the same apartment complex just blocks from the Pacific Ocean, students get to know each other over the course of the summer or semester. Informal group discussions take place over meals and by the pool after work hours. Quinnipiac's active Los Angeles alumni base forms a strong support foundation; students can attend networking receptions and forge connections with others in their chosen field.

Learn more about QU in LA
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Relevant experience

Jacqueline Gallagher ’16 is a casting assistant for Aufiero/Horn. The alumna attributes her success to the hands-on experience and networking opportunities she gained during her two semesters in the program.