Media, journalism and film students have access to all of the industry-standard tools they need to master their craft. You will work to master your journalism, filmmaking and media production skills in our state-of-the-art labs and produce work in the field using the best production equipment. By applying yourself diligently over your college career, you can leave Missouri State with the technical knowledge and creative skills you will need to succeed in the industry or graduate school.
Facilities and Resources
Craig Hall houses the department’s main offices as well as our print journalism and post-production labs. Craig 318 houses our 18-seat Software Instructional lab while Craig 317B and 319 are stat-of-the-art post production facilities available for student's class projects.
Strong Hall is home to many of our advanced production labs. We maintain a variety of industry-standard production gear in Strong, including:
- Sony FS7 (4K) and Canon C100mk2 digital film cameras with Zeiss prime lenses
- Sony high definition broadcast cameras
- ARRI tungsten and HMI lights
- Kino Flo and Impact Fluorescent Lights
- Sennheiser and Neumann mics
- Sound Devices digital audio field recorders
- Panther Dolly with jib arm and Dana Dolly
Everything you need to make a polished film or shoot an award-winning news story is located in this building.
Our high-def TV studio houses the news set for our award-winning public affairs Ozarks News Journal show, as well as a green screen work space and a living room set for cinematography work. You can learn music recording techniques and surround sound post-production in the recording studio that we share with KSMU, the Ozark’s National Public Radio affiliate. Ozarks Public Television is also housed in Strong Hall, making this facility the true media center for campus and a great place for our students to learn about advanced production.
Siceluff Hall houses our new media lab, which is equipped with software used in multimedia and interactivity design work. This lab contains 22 Mac computers and a variety of mobile devices used for designing mobile apps. We teach HTML5 and a variety of Adobe software in this lab, including Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop.
Clay Hall is home to Missouri State’s award-winning student newspaper, The Standard. Winner of an Associated Collegiate Press 2012 Pacemaker Award and a 2011 Society of Professional Journalism Region 7 Award for Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper in a 4-Year College/University, The Standard celebrated 100 years of excellence in 2012.
MJF provides the faculty advisor to The Standard, and many of our print/Internet students gain great work experience at the paper. In addition to publishing a weekly paper, The Standard puts out a weekly online multimedia edition.
Tools of the trade
The media, journalism & film department provides students with access to state-of-the-art production and editing equipment. These tools help you create award-winning work and gain valuable technical experience.
Our students get to use industry-quality equipment, like:
- DSLR cameras
- HD field monitors
- Tiffen Steadicam
- Digital audio mixer