Communication Studies Facilities

Audio Labs

Digital Media

Radio Studios

TV & Video Studios

Editing Facilities & Field Equipment

Plattsburgh State Television (PSTV)

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TV Studio A & Studio A Control Room

Learn in a Real-World Setting

TV Studio A emulates a real-world broadcast facility and is the smaller of our two studios at 550 square feet. It is a fully professional broadcast facility designed to prepare production majors (TV-video production, broadcast journalism, and audio-radio production) for a seamless transition from college to the broadcast industry.

You will use Studio A to for workshop training and to produce news, sports, interview and dramatic shows that are associated with several classes. These include Plattsburgh State Television (CMM233/433), Basic Planning/Production of TV (CMM229), On-Camera Performance (CMM334), TV Field Acting/Production (CMM429), and Advanced TV News Production (CMM459).

The complete facility (both studio and control room) includes:

  • Microphone hook-ups.
  • Lights and a full lighting grid.
  • Professional custom-built news set (donated by Hearst-Argyle Broadcast Corporation).
  • Audio board.
  • Video switcher.
  • Chroma key ("green screen").
  • Compix Media graphics/character generator.
  • Dedicated graphics workstations.
  • Computerized teleprompters.
  • Three professional Ikegami high performance video cameras (with CCU's).
  • Record and playback devices.
  • Phone couplers (for incoming callers).
  • Two audio workstations (for pre-produced audio sources).
  • Network master control access.
  • Four-camera hookup availability.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

For more information about communication studies programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, or to arrange a campus visit, please contact

Shakuntala Rao, Chairperson
Office: Yokum Hall 202D
Phone: (518) 564-4291

Department of Communication Studies
SUNY Plattsburgh
Yokum Hall 103B
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681