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Our mission is to educate producers and consumers of existing and emerging forms of public communication, and to instill in them the value of freedom of expression, intellectual and cultural diversity, critical thinking, creativity, ethics, professional skills, and social responsibility.

Computer Labs

The Gaylord College computer labs are available to all students enrolled in JMC courses. The labs are open between 70 and 85 hours each week with more than 300 individual workstations available.


A wide variety of software is available to support student projects in all JMC majors including:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Professional, Dreamweaver and Flash)
  • Apple Compressor
  • Apple FaceTime and Messages
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple Final Cut Studio 3
  • Apple Garageband
  • Apple iBooks Author and iBooks  
  • Apple iPhoto, iTunes and iMovie 
  • Apple iWork (Pages, KeyNote and Numbers)
  • Apple Maps
  • Apple Motion
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Avid Pro Tools 
  • DropBox (Cloud storage software)
  • EndNote (Bibliographic reference management software)
  • Final Draft (Screen writing software)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Safari, FireFox and Google Chrome web browsers
  • SPSS (Statistical analysis program)
  • Skype (Videoconferencing software)

In addition to the multimedia lab, students may check out laptop computers to work in the Edith Kinney Gaylord Library.

Video Editing Bays/Equipment Checkout Hours

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to Midnight

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*On OU Football
Away Games

Noon to Midnight