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Centers and Resources

Featured Facilities

A playground for your passion

The Ed McMahon Mass 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.

Quinnipiac University students put on the weekly newscast during Professor Ben Bogardus' class Producing and Presenting the News, Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016 in the School of Communications on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus. In this course students act as producers, news and sports reporters, writers, editors and anchors on the show.

Tools of an ever-evolving trade

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

The Multimedia Lab’s 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 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 on 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 make you more attractive for competative internship opportunities.

A World-Sized Classroom

QUINNIPIAC STUDENT Nicole Sierra, with other QU students who gathered for a group outing, with QU in LA program director Jameson Cherilus on Saturday, Sept 17, 2016, to hike up Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles.  (Photograph by Thomas Alleman / for Quinnipiac University)

New perspectives

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

A World-Sized Classroom

Experiential Learning

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 in LA 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.

Putting you at the center of it all

Quinnipiac in LA is a year-round program that allows students to work at an internship and continue their coursework, 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.

"Doors opened for me that didn't even exist before,” says Kimberly Fears ’15, who interned at Warner Bros TV. Now a media coordinator at the YMCA of the North Shore in North Attleboro, MA, Fears fondly recalls her LA experience. “It was the best summer of my life!"

SHANNA McCARRISTON, Quinnipiac Class of 2017, is an intern at H2r Productions, which films “Dinner at Tiffani’s” in Encino, CA, for The Cooking Channel.

Looking up

Shanna McCarriston ’17 gets hands-on experience as part of her internship at H2R Productions, which films the Cooking Channel show, “Dinner at Tiffani’s.”

But this is more than just an internship program. The greater Los Angeles area offers a wealth of unique opportunities for cultural enrichment. Activities have included group trips to Getty Museum, USC football games, hiking in Laurel Canyon, and outings to famous LA landmarks like the Hollywood sign.

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.

Since the program’s inception in 2014, students have had internships at the following companies:

  • 20th Century Fox
  • ABC News
  • Atlantic Records
  • CBS-TV
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Disney ABC Television Group
  • E! Network
  • Ellen Degeneres Show
  • Facebook
  • 
Fox Network
  • 
HBO Entertainment
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Marvel Studios
  • Miramax

  • MTV Networks (Viacom)
  • NBC Universal

  • Salon.com

  • Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • Sports Illustrated
  • Time Warner
  • 
Universal Music Group

  • Warner Bros. 
  • Yahoo

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