Labs & Facilities

This is a comprehensive list of all the facilities that the Department of Communication offers to students of communication. Our facilities include research labs, studios, computer labs, and a newsroom.



ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION LAB

Quinn Hall, Rooms #101a, #210-211

Contact: Prof. Tarla Rai Peterson (915) 747.6515, trpeterson@utep.edu



At the Environmental Communication Lab, we conduct research and provide leadership intended to facilitate sustainable environmental policy.





COMMUNICATION AD LAB

Cotton Memorial, Room 300

Contact: Carolyn Mitchell (915) 747.6292, cmitchel@utep.edu



The Lab has Dell Computers and Macintosh “iMacs,” with word processing, multimedia, and digital video editing software, as well as a small conference area for student advertising and video groups.





COMMUNICATION AUDIO LAB

Cotton Memorial, Room 302D

Contact: Pat Piotrowski (915) 747.6295, patrickp@utep.edu



The Lab has 1 Computer with Adobe Audition digital audio editing software, as well as Digital Audio Tape (DAT) capabilities. The lab is designed for voice work and the production of radio spots and other audio programs.





COMMUNICATION DIGITAL MEDIA LAB

Cotton Memorial, Room 307A

Contact: Carolyn Mitchell (915) 747.6292, cmitchel@utep.edu



The Lab has Dell Computers and Macintosh “iMacs,” with word processing, multimedia, and digital video editing software, as well as a small conference area for student groups. Video production students and members of Cotton Productions may check out digital video field production equipment as needed for class projects. Equipment checkouts limited to class work only.







COMMUNICATION DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION STUDIO AND LAB

Education Building, Room 102

Contact: Dr. Stacey Sowards (915) 747.8854, ssowards@utep.edu



The studio is a 2400 square foot area with two HD cameras designed for digital video production and teaching. There is an adjacent HD master control room (currently under construction) outfitted with an HD switcher, plasma monitor, and 16 track mixer. Additional rooms include an audio mixing room, voiceover booth, and small conference area. The editing lab has an HD monitor and 17 Apple iMacs with digital video editing, multimedia, and word processing software.





COMMUNICATION DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA / BORDERZINE LAB

Cotton Memorial, Room 104

Contact: Zita Arocha (915) 747.8798, zarocha@utep.edu



The Lab has 21 Macintosh “iMacs,” with word processing, multimedia, and digital photography, audio and video editing software, as well as a projector for lecturing purposes.

The lab is also the newsroom for Borderzine.com. Borderzine students and contributors may check out digital video and audio field production equipment as needed for covering stories.





COMMUNICATION PRODUCTION STUDIO

Cotton Memorial, Room 306

Contact: Carolyn Mitchell (915) 747.6292, cmitchel@utep.edu



The studio is a 430 square foot area for digital video production, with an 18 foot green screen, sound recording booth, conference area for student groups, and 35 seat teaching classroom with digital video projection.