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The Messiah University Department of Communication, home to leading-edge equipment and facilities that support our growing academic and co-curricular programs, shares campus space in three locations with five primary areas:

  • Hostetter film and media production studio
  • The Pulse media lab
  • Murray editing lab and suites
  • Boyer Hall classrooms and faculty offices
  • Parmer Cinema projection and screening facility
Students preparing to produce a TV show at Hostetter Production Studio.

Hostetter Production Studio

The 1,740 square-foot Hostetter production studio divides its space between media (television) and film, and includes studio cameras, news set, studio lights and a corner-placed, endless floor green screen (as well as several portable green screens). An adjacent control room allows students to produce and edit live broadcasts via computer stations and monitors that control the audio, switcher, graphics, teleprompter and color correction.

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The Pulse office entrance.

The Pulse

The Pulse consists of Pulse FM, The Clarion yearbook, and The Swinging Bridge magazine. The Pulse seeks to act as ambassadors for Christ through the promotion of honest journalism, provide timely and accurate news and function as a media lab for students to gain skills in writing, design, radio, communication, and more. It provides student voices and perspectives by integrating and utilizing new technology to unify faculty and students through the output of mutual news and events. 

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Student editing video at Murray Editing Lab and Suites.

Murray Editing Lab and Suites

Tucked in the lower level of Murray Library, the Department of Communication’s editing lab and suites provide up-to-date technology for editing both film and media productions. The lab features 16 top-tier 27" iMac systems featuring dual-displays and running the latest versions of professional audio/video and graphics software (i.e., Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Avid, DaVinci Resolve, Dragon Frame).

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Boyer hall exterior.

Boyer Hall

This spacious, light-filled academic building  houses most non-production-oriented departmental classes as well as all Department faculty offices (all on second floor). All classrooms are equipped with wireless, projection, and internet technology.

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Parmer Cinema interior.

Parmer Cinema

This 134-seat screening and projection facility features state-of-the-art projection equipment including two Kinoton 16/35 millimeter projectors, and review-room quality Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound system. In addition to weekly showings of the Student Activities Board-sponsored “Lost Films,” Parmer is also home to the Department’s annual student film festival competition, Splice.

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