In the sunny city of Peoria, sixteen miles northwest of Phoenix, Arizona, exists a 29,222 square-foot, three story expansion of the Huntington University system. The Huntington University Arizona Center for Digital Media Arts campus features a wide array of technical and AV systems to help in the education of students majoring in animation, broadcast media, graphic design and film production.
“This location we have here in Arizona is fairly unique in that we only focus on four majors,” says Director of Arizona Operations for Huntington University, Jeff Berggren. “If you are a university wanting to teach students how to use media production technology and become digital artists, you need to have the AV systems and tools in place in order to facilitate that. It’s also critical to have classrooms with systems able to showcase and display the students’ work.”
Huntington’s AV systems include a broadcast studio, separate audio and video control rooms, film studio, foley pit, student lounge areas, eight editing bays, forty-four seat theater, classrooms, media labs, student collaboration spaces and digital signage throughout.