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SCMA Facilities

Between our renovated arts building Tyler Hall, modern spaces for clubs in Marano Campus Center and digital labs in Lanigan Hall, we offer you the most updated equipment and knowledgeable faculty members to help you say, create, master, and achieve your ideas.

Art and Design

Art and Design students in computer lab

Tyler Art Gallery

Located on the first floor of Tyler Hall, the gallery features exhibitions by professional artists, department faculty, as well as students. Visit the Tyler Art Gallery site for exhibit information, hours, contact information, and more. 

Tyler Hall

Home to the art program for over 60 years, Tyler Hall’s recent renovations have crafted spacious, state-of-the-art studios and lab spaces. All studios have digital technologies, and new furniture and equipment. In these spaces, students can learn to both nourish their creativity — with the support of faculty feedback and mentoring — while enjoying a top-tier professional environment.

The drawing design and painting studios are spacious, with high ceilings and ample storage for works in progress. Our photography facilities include a digital studio of 18 computers, a digital printing studio, prep space for completed work, and a darkroom space for B&W and experimental development. Included in the photography suite are two state-of-the-art photo studios with lighting and backdrops. Printmaking features the full range of traditional printmaking technologies and new methods such as photopolymer, letterpress printing, book arts, and a 12 seat digital studio with specialty printers.

Tyler Hall also supports foundation classes in digital media as well as illustration. Students use a digital studio with 20+ workstations and projection, smart board, and high-definition viewing options for critique and demonstration. Adjacent to the studio is a dedicated print studio with a high-end document system and inkjet printers. 

Lanigan Hall

The graphic and interaction design studios and labs are situated in Lanigan Hall, which also houses programs in broadcasting and journalism, and holds large lecture halls used for a number of General Education offerings. The Department of Art and Design wing is located on the first floor close to the Center for Communication and Information Technology. These facilities include two lecture/critique rooms and two large digital media labs. Additional facilities include a room for preparing portfolios and framing, a student lounge, a digital photography studio, an audio/video projects studio, and a conference room. 

Studios and labs

Students can have 24/7 access to most art department studios, while studios and labs that require a technician have ample open times, including late nights and weekends.

Communication Studies

Communication students directing on a set

Lanigan Hall

Our department operates two digital television studios, one of which is a six-camera, high-definition facility, as well as high-definition video editing suites, a recording studio and multiple radio labs. The Center for Communication and Information Technology houses computers with Adobe Creative Suite for graphic design, screenwriting and publishing.

Marano Campus Center

Communication Studies sponsors WNYO-FM, a fully equipped student radio station, and student television station WTOP-TV, which is housed in the Al Roker television studio. Our facilities are linked to the Central New York community via Time-Warner Cable System and we are CNN News Source affiliates. The Oswegonian, our student newspaper, has won numerous awards.


Music students in practice room

Tyler Hall

The recently renovated 410-seat Waterman Theatre is the site of many large ensemble concerts and large-scale combined works. The music department also operates two fully-outfitted recording studios, MIDI lab, large rehearsal rooms, more than 50 pianos, and a piano lab.

Our tunable rehearsal spaces utilize acoustical panels that can be positioned to absorb or diffuse sound. This allows a single space to produce clean professional acoustics for both vocal, instrumental practice or performance.


Theatre students performing a show

Tyler Hall

Students are at the center of the creative experience in the theatre department, as evidenced by the renovated performance and support spaces. The Costume Shop, Scene Shop, Waterman Theatre and Lab Theatre renovations are complemented by a brand new Light Lab, Design Classroom, Craft Room, redesigned dressing rooms, and a multi-purpose room with a sprung floor. Photos and specs of performance and support spaces are available on the Spaces and Rentals page of the Theatre website. 

Coming soon

An ambitious $80 million renovation will transform Hewitt Hall into the nation’s premier home for broadcasting, communication, cinema and screen studies, graphic design, interaction design, journalism, and public relations. Developed with input from students, faculty and other stakeholders, the renewed Hewitt Hall has a target completion date of fall 2025 to host classes, labs, events, and related activities that will further elevate the media arts programs in Oswego’s School of Communication, Media and the Arts.