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School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University merges faculty, professionals, and academic programs

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School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University merges faculty, professionals, and academic programs

CannonDesign designed the facility, which features a 197-seat presentation hall and various control rooms.

By David Malone, Associate Editor | August 3, 2017
The exterior of the new School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University

Courtesy of Montclair State University.

Ready in time for the coming school year, the new home for the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University has been designed to evolve with today’s mutable newsroom and media landscape.

The building’s design, courtesy of CannonDesign, merges faculty, professionals, and academic programs in an effort to re-imagine the future of communications and media. The new space includes a 197-seat presentation hall powered by Sony Digital Cinema Projection and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound. A 40-seat screening room powered by the same technology complements the presentation hall.


The presentation room at Montclair State University, from CannonDesignCourtesy of Montclair State University.


Other features include:

  • Four broadcast-ready HD and 4K studio and control rooms
  • A motion picture stage
  • A contemporary, broadcast-ready newsroom built to integrate media platforms
  • Interactive, collaborative learning spaces 
  • Multimedia labs
  • An advanced audio suite that features Foley stage, performance stage, and audio sound labs
  • State-of-the-art radio control rooms
  • Inviting public spaces, informal learning spaces, and team rooms 


One of the control rooms in Montclair State University's new School of Communication and MediaCourtesy of Montclair State University.


A lounge/collaboration space in the new Montclair State University Communication and Media buildingCourtesy of Montclair State University.

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