Our facilities are made up of several small computer labs and other specialized systems, in which our students are instructed using the latest hardware and software. The smaller lab format allows for greater teacher-student interaction; this helps our students to master the skills and techniques they need to be competitive in the job market. To keep up with the rapid advances in technology, the College of Media and Communication's laboratory hardware and software are updated on a yearly basis. This ensures that our graduating students are proficient with the latest industry standards as they head into the workplace.
Software available to students in the computer labs include: Final Draft, PSAW (SPSS), Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Production Premium, Microsoft Office 2011, Final Cut, Autodesk animation suite, Apple Aperture and much more.
Center for Communication Research
The Center for Communication Research houses state-of-the art technology for studying all facets of audience response to media messages—video, audio, online, commercial, informational and more. The CCR contains more than 6,000 square feet of research labs and provides research services to those both within and beyond the Texas Tech community. Click below to learn more about our labs and services.
The CCR provides comprehensive research solutions using state-of-the-art tools including dial-testing, eye-tracking and biometric measurement of audience response.
In addition to supporting research within the College of Media and Communication and Texas Tech University, the CCR also works with partners outside the academic community.More information here
Communication Training Center | 9th Floor
Texas Tech University, as part of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) "Bear Our Banners Far and Wide: Communication in a Global Society," established the Communication Training Center (CTC) in the College of Media and Communication (CoMC) to support students learning communication skills, particularly oral and visual communication skills. An essential focus of the QEP goals was to align with the Texas Core Curriculum objectives that include attainment of communication skills as part of every core course.Visit the CTC Site
Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication
The Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication (HIHIC) in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University promotes better understanding of Hispanic-related and international media communication through research, teaching and community outreach. Our goal is to create knowledge and encourage greater intercultural awareness through informed interaction among students, teachers, researchers, media industry representatives and community organizations. The Institute supports on-campus initiatives as well as external activities and collaborations related to its mission.More information here