Linda Roote - Niagara College
Niagara College is the only post-secondary institution in Ontario to offer Radio, Television and Film in one program. Students in Broadcasting - Radio, Television and Film (BRTF) produce their own programming in two TV studios, shoot and edit on industry standard equipment and use digital audio recording and production equipment. The modern studio will enhance the student learning experience and offer greater skills development.
"Niagara College's goal is always to provide outstanding, hands-on learning experiences for our students," says Linda Roote, Associate Dean of the School of Media Studies at Niagara College. "And in this particular case, we wanted to update our TV studio to make sure that when our students came through our program and graduated, that they're totally industry ready. Applied Electronics was really a one-stop kind of shop for reinventing our TV studio."
"We needed everything, basically from the ground up - from the planning, the wire run lists, the equipment installation, and of course, commissioning and test at the end," says Byron Gracey, Engineer for the Broadcast - Radio, TV & Film department of the School of Media Studies. "So the deadline was basically when the students started arriving, and Applied [Electronics] was able to work with us a little bit beforehand to get some idea of where we were going - and once approval actually came through, we were able to work together and get it done in roughly six weeks. So it was pretty amazing."
"I think the benefits of this technology is that it's speeding up the students' learning," says Alysha Henderson, Professor for the Broadcast - Radio, TV & Film program. "And we can get them a lot further ahead in first year than we could even five years ago - and further ahead, not just in terms of the technology, but in terms of their own ideas and how they can use the technology to explore their creativity."
"Studio looks great," says Joanne Fedosov, Project and Operations Manager for Niagara College Canada. "It was such a pleasure working with professionals who delivered a quality job, on time."
Associate Dean of the School of Media Studies, Niagara College