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Facilities and Resources

The School of Visual Communication provides equipment resources and facilities for our students. Most equipment or programs you will need are available through the school; however, some majors have their own requirements for owning certain equipment by the end of freshman year.

Equipment Checkout Room

VisCom also has an Equipment Checkout Room with the support of Nikon, Canon, Mamiya Corporation of America and Sony. Students can check out DSLR and mirrorless cameras, lenses, lighting gear, audio and video equipment, tripods and other stabilization tools.

A form will be emailed to students every year to gain access to the equipment room. This opportunity is available ONLY to VisCom students and those taking VisCom classes. Questions can be directed to Josh Birnbaum at or (740)-597-1778.

Computer Labs

The School of Visual Communication uses Apple computers and predominantly the Adobe Creative Suite. We are pleased to provide computer labs with Apple computers, the Adobe Creative Suite and other software needed for classes. These labs also have open hours in the evenings, as do other labs on campus, as well as color printers and photo printers students can use with a print card (either purchased by the student or provided for certain classes).

Photography Studios

Within the Schoonover Center building, there are two VisCom photographic studios available, including state of the art lighting equipment, dressing rooms and a cyclorama (“cyc”) wall. 

The VisCom Focus

The VisCom Focus, located on the first floor of Schoonover Center for Communication, is the School of Visual Communication's exhibition gallery. The exhibitions rotate regularly and showcase works from professionals, students and alumni. Students have the opportunity to show their work and gain experience in setting up exhibitions.