SCSU Television Broadcasting Switching To Digital And High Definition
02/15/2013 - 10:25 AM
The SCSU Mass Communications department is getting an overhaul as the television broadcasting format will move from analog to digital and high definition. President Earl Potter says this decision will be critical to the future of the Department of Mass Communications as they transform their curriculum and experiential learning opportunities for students.
The decision comes as a result of an extensive study done by a broad-based Media and Broadcasting work group and a campus wide cost savings and carryover funds, The university is investing $4.8 million into the complete overhaul of the TV broadcast delivery systems for many venues on campus, including the National Hockey and Event Center.
The Mass Communications Department will also undergo extensive curricular revision of its programs to reflect the practices of today’s media industry. The President wrote in a campus wide email communication that students will have the opportunity to work with the highest level of technology and apply classroom learning in campus and community settings.
The university also foresees using the multi-platform digital technology to showcase more than sports, including academic programs, arts and cultural programs.
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