Published: 15 May 2023

University of Surrey unveils new Media Studios to industry leaders

Industry leaders, alumni, contractors and current students joined course academics for an evening reception to officially open the Department of Music and Media’s brand-new Media Studios, on the Guildford Stag Hill campus.

Susan Pratt, Programme Leader for the Film Production and Broadcast Engineering course, gave a lively introduction to the new facilties before University of Surrey Provost Professor Tim Dunne officially unveiled the Studios. Those attending were then invited to tour the TV Studios, Production Gallery, Sound Gallery and Vision Gallery in small groups, learning more about the course and the state-of-the-art equipment available to students.

The facilities also boast new mac labs, self-study labs and performance room, and will be used by students across the department studying Creative Music Technology, Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister), Music, and Film Production and Broadcast Engineering.

The new Media Studios are stocked with industry-standard broadcast equipment and students practise skills using the same sound, vision and lighting apparatus they will work with throughout their careers. The studio floor has a fully fitted LED lighting rig with wi-fi control, acoustically treated walls and ceiling with green screen infinity curve alcove.  It’s the perfect environment to develop technical studio skills, put creative and production skills into practice and learn the engineering behind video streaming and live broadcasts, whether as director of photography, camera operator, director, production manager, sound engineer, camera assistant or gaffer.

The second phase of the Media Studios is due to start build this year. It will include two sound isolated recording rooms, Dolby Atmos-equipped surround sound recording studio, acoustic works to the existing synth lab studio and addition of a new synth room, foley/voice recording room, colour grading/edit room and three additional audio edit suites.

Click here for more information about the full facilties across the Department of Music and Media.