Within the School of Media Arts and Studies, graduate students have access to a variety of facilities for doing research, coursework and presentations. Our multimedia classrooms are equipped for interactive instruction with Mac computers, video and overhead projectors, projection screens, DVD and Blu-ray players, all with high quality sound systems.

Media Arts and Studies graduate students have a 24-hour private computer lab and community area where graduate students can meet, work and take a break from their busy schedules. The lounge includes 8 computer work stations (4 PCs and 4 Macs), laser printers, a lounge/meeting area, plus a kitchenette. There is also a computer lab for general student use and in class instruction in quantitative data analysis.

For graduate students wishing to take supportive courses related to the technical aspects of mass communication, the School of Media Arts and Studies has a number of editing labs and equipment facilities. Refer to this Facilities link if you would like to learn more about production and editing facilities within the School of Media Arts and Studies.


Alden Library

Ohio University’s Alden Library houses a vast array of interdisciplinary collections, reference materials and other resources, as well as 24-computer workstations.

Alden’s media library, current periodicals, archives and other special collections are among the many resources graduate students in the School of Media Arts and Studies make use of during the course of their studies. With collections that focus on mass communication history, radio and television broadcasting, the industry, its management, international media, and popular culture, graduate students often have access to more library materials than they need. For graduate students focusing on international media and media policy, Alden library is a depository for government documents and international collections for area studies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Graduate students also have access to the library collections of Ohio University’s branch campuses through interlibrary loans, and a network of statewide library resources through OhioLINK, an interstate library loan and delivery service. Not to mention, the numerous databases that have electronic journal and popular press materials readily available. Incoming students especially appreciate the assistance of friendly librarians, who offer tutorials and assistance identifying library materials and resources.

RTV 257 Graduate Student Lounge:

  • (4) Apple Intel iMacs
  • (4) Dell PCs
  • HP Network Laser Printer
  • Access to SPSS on all PCs