As a School of Media and Communication (SMC) student, you’ll have access to the most up-to-date equipment, facilities and software for both instruction and production. Work with the latest camera equipment, editing software and media in a hands-on learning environment, and when you graduate, you’ll be ready to join a cutting-edge workplace.

SMC is outfitted with the technological tools needed for the production, research and teaching of all disciplines of communication studies.

Audio Studios

Get hands-on training with sound-editing equipment in seven different studios. Students and faculty can use the latest sound recording and editing equipment.

Access to the audio studios are prioritized in the following order.

  • students currently enrolled in SMC production courses
  • faculty preparing materials for SMC courses
  • faculty and staff preparing creative projects that are not-for-profit

Students may also use the Music Lab and Sound Booths in Temple’s TECH Center.

SMC’s audio studios are located in Annenberg Hall, rooms 117 and 118.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Film & Video Production

Equipment Office

Reserve and borrow the film and video gear you’ll need to learn and complete your course work. Because the equipment office is not an instructional facility, you must consult with faculty first for instruction if you’re unfamiliar with how to operate the equipment.

SMC’s Equipment Office is located in Annenberg Hall, Room 101.
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Angelena McCloskey, Video Systems Coordinator
Annenberg Hall, Room 101
2020 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-1495

Film Lab

As a production student, you may consult the Film Lab for advice and assistance with film and video post-production services. You can also order audio, film, video and other supplies for all fee-based, lab production courses.

SMC’s Film Lab is located in Annenberg Hall, Room 111.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Film Processing, Printing and Telecine Transfer

The Film Lab coordinates the printing, processing and video transfer of all film production materials. The lab staff executes, initiates and maintains service contracts with outside labs and post-production facilities as a service to students taking production courses.

Production Supplies

The Film Lab orders and dispenses audio, film, video and other supplies for all fee-based SMC production courses. Because the Film Lab is not a commercial vendor, film and other supply purchases are restricted to members of the SMC community.

Film Stock

The Film Lab carries Eastman Kodak raw film stock in 16mm and 35mm formats. For large film stock orders (more than 800'), you may buy your film directly from Kodak at a 30 percent discounted price via the company’s Educational Allowance Program.

Audio, Video and Other Supplies

Students taking production courses with budgets covered by lab fees can gain access to professional audio and video supplies from the Film Lab. Limited quantities of professional supplies are available for students, faculty and staff to use for academic, developmental and practical purposes. It does not carry common supplies like CDs and audio cassettes, which are readily available at retail stores. Since production media technologies are many and ever-changing, supplies can change based on availability and their integration with our systems.


Ritch James, Post-Production Manager
Annenberg Hall, Room 21
Phone: 215-204-8483


You can edit audio and video pieces and transfer video to various formats in the Post Production Lab or the TECH Center.

Access to the Post Production Lab are prioritized in the following order.

  • students currently enrolled in SMC production courses
  • faculty preparing materials for SMC courses
  • faculty and staff preparing creative projects that are not-for-profit

Students may also use the Video Editing Stations housed in the university’s TECH Center.

SMC’s Post Production Lab is located in Annenberg Hall, Room 18.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

NOTE: The lab is closed on university holidays and during semester breaks.


Ritch James, Post-Production Manager
Annenberg Hall, Room 21
Phone: 215-204-8483

TV Studios

Take advantage of Annenberg Hall’s three fully equipped studios for broadcast performance, TV direction and videography. The first two studios, TV1 and TV2, are used in basic broadcasting course work. TV1 is a digital facility, and TV2 is an analog facility.

The third studio, TV3, is a state-of-the-art digital broadcast news studio that features Associated Press’ Electronic News Production software and a CNN news source feed. TV3 is used for higher-level broadcast news and performance courses and is the broadcast facility for Temple Update, the university’s student-run news program.

SMC’s TV studios are located in

  • Annenberg Hall, Rooms 104–105 (TV1),
  • Annenberg Hall, Rooms 102–103 (TV2), and
  • Annenberg Hall, Rooms 108–109 (TV3).

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

NOTE: Studios are only available for classes.


Ritch James, Post-Production Manager
Annenberg Hall, Room 21
Phone: 215-204-8483

TECH Center

Temple University’s 75,000-square-foot TECH Center includes specialized graphic design, music composition and video editing labs.

The TECH Center’s Multimedia Studio is a flexible, open studio space intended for multidisciplinary student use. It’s open to all Temple students at varying skill levels. Typical uses for the studio might include

  • small-scale video production (interviews, video podcasts, etc.),
  • group audio recordings,
  • still photography shoots and
  • internet2 videoconferencing.

The studio is approximately a 12' x 18' room with acoustic glass windows, echo-reducing foam tiles on the walls and sound-reduction insulation. It’s equipped with

  • four ceiling-mounted video lighting rigs with dimmer switches;
  • a backdrop frame with green screen and black and white backdrops;
  • a Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM professional HD camcorder and tripod system;
  • Mac stations with the following software installed: Adobe Creative Suite (CS5), including After Effects, Audacity audio editing software and ProTools audio editing software); Final Cut Pro video editing software;
  • a MOTU HDX-SDI SDI, HDMI and analog video interface for Mac;
  • a Tote Vision 5.6″ 16:9 monitor (NTSC/PAL/RGB/HDMI);
  • a Mackie Onyx 1640i 16-channel FireWire recording mixer;
  • various microphones and accessories, including an Audio-Technica AT-875 shotgun microphone kit and a Shure PG Series dual wireless lavalier microphone system; and
  • a Behringer TRUTH B2030A active two-way reference studio monitor.

You can reserve the Multimedia Studio in advance by calling 215-204-9898 or by visiting the Central Consultant Desk on the 2nd floor of the TECH Center. The studio may be booked up to three hours at a time. During non-peak periods, additional hours (in increments of one hour) may be added, with the prior permission of the TECH Center on-duty manager.

Like all other TECH Center facilities, the Multimedia Studio may not be scheduled for classes or other ongoing events.

When you arrive to use the studio, you must check in at the Consultant Desk. If you haven’t used the Multimedia Studio before, you might get a brief orientation prior to using it. TECH Center staff provide general technical support and troubleshooting on the equipment.

For more complex technical questions, you may be asked to schedule a consultation at a future time. Specialists may be available during limited hours (typically Sunday–Friday, 12 p.m.–9 p.m.).

The Multimedia Studio is located in the TECH Center at 12th Street and Montgomery Avenue, Room 106.
Phone: 215-204-9898

Hours vary throughout the semester and are extended during peak times.

IT Support Office

SMC’s IT Support Office provides technical support for classrooms, faculty, labs, staff and students. If you have an issue with your desktop system or laptop, contact this office before calling Computer Services’ Help Desk. If IT Support is unable to solve your particular issue, they will refer you to the person or department that can.

SMC’s IT Support Office is in Annenberg Hall, Room 1J.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Robert Velez, Director of Information Technology
Annenberg Hall, Room 1J
Phone: 215-204-2092

Other Temple University Technical Resources

Help Desk

If you have a technical issue and cannot reach the SMC IT Support staff, the university’s 24-hour Help Desk can assist you. The Help Desk handles everything from being locked out of your computer or email to answering questions about Microsoft Word.

Temple’s Help Desk is located in the TECH Center, 12th Street and Montgomery Avenue.


Request for help should be submitted via the Request Help tab on Computer Services’ homepage.
Phone: 215-204-8000

Temple’s Knowledge Base

You can also access Temple’s Knowledge Base online anytime and get answers to many of your tech-related questions.