Media and Communication Arts Complex
To complement the efforts of its award-winning faculty, St.
John's provides a television, radio and computer graphics complex
designed according to the standards of major broadcast facilities.
The complex houses a broadcast-quality Television Center featuring
a 700-square-foot studio with multiple high-resolution cameras,
computerized lighting, multi-channel audio recorders, digital video
effects generators and two- and three-dimensional computer modeling
with animation capabilities.
Students edit their video programs under faculty guidance using a
computerized editing system, which records to three-quarter inch
VHS or MiniDV videotape formats. Laboratory assignments are
performed on seven video editing stations. On-location production
is facilitated through portable packages recording to BetaCam or
Communication Arts students of the College of Professional Studies,
along with students enrolled in the University’s Fine Arts
programs, can now access the latest in computer graphic, desktop
video and publishing technology. The laboratory and classroom
feature hardware and software from industry leaders such as
Macintosh, IBM, Hewlett Packard and NewTek. The presentation
software library is kept current with recent releases from Adobe
(Illustrator, PhotoShop and Premiere), Aldus (Freehand, SuperPaint
and Pagemaker), Macromedia and Quark XPress.
Work areas for the co-curricular organizations in television, radio
and film are set aside so that students and faculty can collaborate
on a full range of projects for internal and external use. In fact,
the University's Television Club, WRED-TV, creates a weekly program
for cable distribution in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Long
Island and Westchester County. The student-run campus radio
station, WSJU, is also part of the media complex, and includes the
same up-to-date, sophisticated equipment found in professional