New state-of-the-art media centre at Monash Caulfield campus
There is a distinct buzz around the Monash School of Media, Film and Journalism as the new multi-million-dollar Media Centre moves into the final stages of completion.
Boasting state-of-the-art facilities and resources, the centre will transform the way students learn and enrich their educational experience.
The facilities include
- laboratories and classrooms, each with 24 student computer terminals, e-lecterns, interactive screens and optical-fibre cabling for synchronous and asynchronous blended teaching and learning activities;
- radio and sound production facilities with an adjacent control-room/audio production and teaching suite;
- an open-plan news room;
- television facilities with podium and announcer/guest desk with mobile tripod mounted cameras, overhead lighting grid and full sound and vision cabling and graphics screen; and
- a control room/vision mixing, production and teaching suite.
The Monash Journalism program is the largest and most comprehensive program in the country and these new facilities will enable the school to develop an even stronger program with a focus on innovation and industry engagement.
Preparing students for a changing media environment
One of the key benefits of these new facilities will be the increased capacity to offer Monash Faculty of Arts students an educational experience designed to meet the demands of a rapidly changing media landscape and the need for high-level skills in communication, media literacy and cultural literacy.
Monash intends to achieve this through
- developing students who are more work-ready. There will be increased opportunities for hands-on experience using digital broadcast and production facilities similar to those used in the workplace. There will also be increased internship opportunities allowing students to broaden their skills and networks.
- enriching the educational experience. At undergraduate and postgraduate level Monash will introduce new and enhanced units that are directly aligned with the new facilities. These developments will continue to attract and retain the best and brightest staff and students.
- expanding industry connections. The facilities will provide greater opportunity for industry and community engagement allowing the university to strengthen ties and develop networks.
The new Media Centre will be up and running at the end of 2015.