Multimedia Production Studio

Multimedia Production Studio Hosts A Class
What We Do

We are an on-campus, digital broadcasting classroom that provides hands-on learning for students while aiding in the visual storytelling of the impact of Rhode Island College.

Contact Information

Hands-on Experience. Visual Storytelling.

Our Multimedia Production Studio operates in collaboration with the Information Technology Services, Department of Communication, and Film Studies Program to primarily provide hands-on experience for students interested in pursuing careers in communication and film. 

The studio boasts a fully functional control room, green screen and a physical set. Students can gain access to the studio by taking specific courses, or with the permission of the Communications department. 

Faculty and staff are able to utilize the studio with approval from Information Technology Services for academic purposes when not in use for scheduled classes as time and staffing resources permit.

About the Multimedia Production Studio

The following courses may be offered, from time to time, in the studio:

COMM 201 Writing for News:

The fundamentals of composition using the AP style guide are introduced. Topics include news values, basic reporting, public relations formats and techniques for achieving high-quality news and public relations writing. (Formerly COMM 302.)

COMM 220/MUS 220 Digital Audio Production I

This course is designed for students interested in live and studio audio production in a computer-based studio. (Cross-listed)

COMM 222/MUS 222 Digital Audio Production II

This course serves as a project-based extension of Digital Audio Production I, including continued exploration of sound recording and transmission, composition and arranging, editing, mixing and mastering. (Cross-listed)

COMM 243 Preproduction for Digital Media

Students are introduced to the concepts and techniques used during the digital media preproduction process. Students also learn how to write for a variety of digital media distribution channels.

COMM 244 Digital Media Lab

Students learn to create and analyze digital media in multiple forms, including still image work, motion graphics composition, audio and video production, and web design.

COMM 246 Television Production

The theoretical and practical aspects of television production, script preparation, and studio and control room operations and practice are presented. Included is a two-hour-per-week lab.

COMM 252 Multimedia Journalism I 

Skills-based course which introduces visual journalism and digital storytelling. Emphasizes telling the story through audio, video and social media channels and prepares students for reporting the news digitally.

COMM 253 Multimedia Journalism II

Production-based course in which students report live, real-time, news situations to create digital news packages usable across multiple digital platforms: audio, video and social media.

COMM 343 Audio Production for Multimedia 

This course covers the foundations of audio production for multimedia contexts including radio/podcasting, video/cinema/film, TV, and interactive multimedia.

COMM 344 Broadcast Journalism

The preparation, writing, production, and editing of broadcast news are discussed. Emphasis is on local and special news events. An analysis of broadcast policies and principles of news management are presented.

COMM 345 Advanced Digital Media Production

Students advance their knowledge of digital media production, including video, digital graphics and audio, with an emphasis on nonfiction video projects. Course prepares them for their senior year capstone work.

COMM 346 Sports Reporting 

Students will learn the skills necessary to succeed as sports reporters and will be required to read, watch and listen to sports reporting from a variety of sources.

COMM 492 Digital Media Practicum 

Students collaborate in teams to produce digital media content types across multiple media platforms, formats and delivery systems. Group and individual projects are evaluated via the student’s capstone portfolio.

FILM 218 Methods of Film Production

Students explore basic film production techniques via shooting and editing exercises based upon the grammar and aesthetics of film. Production projects provide experience with a workflow approach.

FILM 373 Introduction to Film Production

Basic techniques for lighting, shooting, audio capture, and editing digital film are presented. Emphasis is on developing a working understanding of the grammar of film and digital film editing practices.

FILM 374 Film Production: Narrative Form

Building on an understanding of the techniques of narrative film form, students conceptualize, script, cast, shoot, and edit multiple narrative short films

FILM 375 Film Production: Documentary Form

Building on an understanding of the documentary film form, students research and write a documentary film proposal. Upon approval, students produce a documentary short film.

FILM 450 or COMM 450 Special Topics

Courses offered occasionally.

THTR 460 Seminar In Theatre

A selected area of theatre is explored in-depth.

The following personnel provide staffing for the studio:

  • Multimedia Production Studio Coordinator
  • TV Studio Assistants (students)
  • Production Crew (students)

*Funding for these positions is dependent upon the studio's annual budget allocation. Student positions will be posted on RIC’s student employment site on Handshake when positions are available.