by Nikki Cardillo, Assistant Director of Admissions/Coordinator of Transfer Admissions
The University of New Haven recently added a new state-of-the-art classroom and training center for its communication program. The Laurel Vlock Center for Convergent Media, built in 2008, holds 25 Power Mac Dual Xeon machines with 23-inch flat panel monitors.
The communication program at UNH uses the Center to combine the technologies that go along with media serving the radio, television, newspaper, and the internet. In essence, our students pursuing majors in communication, mass communication, and theater arts will be very well equipped to work in the multitasked world of media. They will have experience in learning to write, plan production, edit video, and post on the internet. With the training and education of this newest technology, our students will be well-prepared as professionals in communication offices and newsrooms.
The Laurel Vlock Center for Convergent Media uses Final Cut Pro, which is an Apple product used for video editing and the industry standard. UNH hosts the Final Cut Pro network which enables students to edit their work on any of the 32 equipped computers in the communication department. Furthermore, UNH is the only Apple-certified training facility in the entire state of Connecticut.
The center is named for TV anchorwoman, talk show host, and television producer Laurel Vlock, who produced a public affairs talk show with UNH students on our campus for many years.
During a visit to campus, we invite you to walk through the communication department to see the technology in use. We also house a television studio as well as a student-run radio station on our campus. That’s a wrap!