Communication, Media, and Persuasion

CMP Labs
and Technical Facilities

Frazier Hall 321: Ifft CommLab


The CommLab is a spacious and state of the art facility that was made possible through a gift from Sara Ifft and her belated husband, G. Nicholas Ifft, who was president and general manager of the Idaho State Journal from 1965 to 1984. The facility includes computer stations, study areas, a group meeting room, presentation rooms with video recording/PowerPoint technology, and a tutorial instruction area.

FRAZ 216 Frazier Hall 216: Large Media Lab Classroom


This general-purpose lab classroom was completed for use just before the Fall 2014 semester. Originally a standard classroom, it was redesigned as a Mac lab instruction space to accommodate larger numbers of students. This project was part of the merger of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and Mass Communication and the development of the Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion.

LA 109: Graphic Design Lab

This is where students learn how to develop visual ideas using color and design theory. The best computing in the world won't turn a bad idea into a great production, so this will help you develop a fundamental skill-set that you will need to land that first good job out of college!

LA 113: Digital Audio/Video Editing Lab


This lab is designed specifically for digital video editing and high-quality audio recording. The studios are used for recording voice-overs, editing video, and other high-end digital media productions including pod-casts. This lab is also linked with the KISU-TV video server through the IPTV network which allows student produced video to be uploaded for broadcast on Channel 10 or during other programs.

LA 135: Digital Media Lab


Graphic design and digital imaging are the primary uses for this lab. It features printers for professional quality output. Web design and Photoshop classes are also taught in this facility. Each computer features current professional level Adobe software and other multi-media authoring programs.

LA 166: Television Broadcast Studio


This studio, shared between KISU-TV and the Department of Communication, Media, and Persuasion, is equipped with high-definition broadcast quality studio cameras. This is where students can create news and current affairs programs airing on Campus Cable and Pocatello Vision 12.

LA 167: Television Production Control


This control room is currently the most technologically advanced facility in the Northwest and features the latest in digital high-definition broadcast equipment. The configuration and technology allow for remote control
of many of the devices which can accommodate full-scaled productions using a crew or a basic production from a single individual.

LA 175: Ifft Newsroom/General Media Lab


This general-purpose lab primarily serves as a writing studio for students in multiplatform journalism, advertising, and public relations courses. In this lab, students have access to a a variety of printer technologies.



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