In 1989, the School of Communications moved into a 79,000 square foot new building, and was named the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Roy Park was the chairman of the college's Board of Trustees and the founder of Park Communications, a company based in Ithaca that included 41 small daily papers, 7 television stations and 19 radio stations.
Park Hall houses over $4 million total assets including state-of-the-art television studios, a sound stage, a remote TV broadcast truck, audio, radio, and photography studios, 14 media labs and classrooms, and a 200 seat auditorium with 4K projection. Our Park Portable Equipment Center contains a large variety of cameras, lighting, audio and grip equipment that students use on shoots for films, documentaries, video segments, journalistic reports and a variety of media projects. We are well equipped with more than 120 video cameras, 25 DSLR cameras, 30 film cameras, 40 film photo cameras and 10 feature quality cinematic & 4K cameras. Equipment that leaves the building often resembles that of a major feature film, or a light and lean journalism kit, and everything in between. We support over 7,000 checkouts each year.