In order to get the most out of your arts degree, you need to be surrounded with the best tools possible. Manhattan College boasts a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities for programs that require specific equipment.

Communications Studio Complex

If you’re passionate about a career behind the camera or in media production for the Web, our sophisticated communication studio complex is set to be your second home. Spread over two levels in Leo Hall, and designed and built by The Systems Group of Hoboken, N.J. in 2008, this state-of-the-art facility boasts TV/broadcast/video cameras, editing equipment, a stunning multimedia lab and much more.

You’ll find the well-appointed multimedia lab on the first floor, where students focus on Web design and Web tools. The main television studio and postproduction video-editing labs can be found on the second floor. Workstations in the editing lab are networked into the television studio, which allow you to edit pre-produced news packages and even pre-produce entire shows, providing valuable experience similar to what you'd find in any major television studio. The computers in both the multimedia and edit labs also have industry-standard ProTools multi-track digital nonlinear audio software and the full Adobe Creative Suite of programs.

Students use the multimedia lab for courses including Digital Print Design and Web Design. The television studio and edit lab are used for courses including Studio Television Production, Field and Post-Production, Corporate Video, and Advanced Television Production. The studio is also used for the production of MCtv, the College’s student-produced television station.

Visual & Performing Arts Facilities

The Visual & Performing Arts department offers exciting courses in music history, music theory, music performance, art history and digital media arts (e.g., Art of Digital Photography and Digital Drawing).

Passionate about graphic arts? Hayden 104 houses the graphic arts lab, where you’ll study cutting edge digital video, digital photography, graphic design and digital drawing. The lab offers a hi-res LCD projector and screen, 16 computer stations with 27" iMac computers, a 17"x100' large-format roll-paper photo network printer, hi-res network scanner, Wacom digital sketch tablets with stylus pens (for digital drawing), SONY 16.6 MB HD cameras (for digital photography), Canon Vixia HD camcorders (for digital video), tripods, boon microphones, and condenser microphones. In regard to software, there’s Adobe CS5 (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), Apple FinalCut Pro, and Corel Painter 12.

Interested in piano skills and techniques, music theory, or digital audio recording and editing? The digital audio lab in Hayden 105 will be music to your ears. Here you’ll find a hi-res LCD projector and screen, nine 88-key digital pianos with classic-weight keys, 24-key MIDI controller with programmable soft drum pads, Mbox2 digital audio interface, an Estonia baby grand acoustic piano, studio monitor speakers, studio headphones, condenser microphones, drum-kit microphones, boon microphones, nine 17" iMac computers, and a digital surround-sound environment.

In Hayden 108, the music history lecture classroom, you’ll find a hi-res LCD projector and screen, one 88-key upright acoustic piano, one 88-key digital piano with synthesizer sounds, LCD projector, five-disc CD player, LP record player, digital audio receiver and amplifier, DVD/VCR player, and a four-speaker digital surround-sound environment.

The well-appointed art history lecture classroom, Hayden 107, features a HD 720i hi-res LCD projector and screen, and a darkened room environment for enhanced image projection.

You’ll find a comfortable 127-seat auditorium in Hayden 100, along with the HD 1080i hi-res large-format LCD projector and drop-down wide screen, 28-speaker digital surround-sound environment, acoustically defined walls and ceilings, smart podium with microphones, 20' white board, and a 6.5'x24'x1' raised platform stage. The staff display Blu-ray films one a month as part of their art film series, conference presentations, special lectures, final recitals for guitar, and final critiques for the digital and graphic art students.

In Hayden 109, the department lounge, there’s a two-station iMac computer lab with an acoustic and a digital piano, and exhibition space for student art and audio installations, while in the foyer of the main entrance to Hayden Hall, the department presents a video installation and art exhibition every semester.