In the Studio

This spring, communications students will be able to run their own studio, listening to “pitches” from fellow students, and deciding which project proposals to fund.

The new transmedia studio will be a cocurricular organization, mirroring the structure of the Roy H. Park School’s award-winning student television, radio, and newspaper operations. An executive staff of Park School students will run the studio that will produce projects ranging from narrative films to online webisodes. The studio will draw on the talents of students across the entire campus for everything from writing, producing, directing, and acting to editing, budgeting, scoring, set and costume design, and marketing.

“I am continually impressed by our students’ entrepreneurial spirit and the high quality of their productions,” said Diane Gayeski, dean of the Park School. “It is gratifying to be able to recognize their talent and energy, and to provide them with this novel environment to produce, manage, and distribute their own projects in a center of innovation.”

With its own budget and production space, the studio will be open year-round to support the creation of much more ambitious projects than could be accomplished within existing course time.