Stephen F. Austin State University

Program Facilities

Mass Communication Program Facilities

Giving students studying Mass Media access to facilities, equipment, software are just part of a students success. Combine this with exceptional teaching, dedicated professors, and hands-on experience will fully prepare students with an emphasis in Journalism, Radio-TV and Strategic Media for quality jobs in this field.

KSAU-90.1 FM

KSAU Radio StationMass Media Communication SFA Radio StationThe student radio station allows students to participate and learn both studio and field production technology while broadcasting locally under FM 90.1. The 3,500-watt station broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the Boynton Building on campus providing programming that is distributed to the public.


SFA TV-2SFA Mass Communication Broadcasting TV StudioTelevision production courses utilize the department operated television facilities which includes a studio, a control room, master control, production office and 3 edit suites. Students enjoy access to several non-linear edit systems complete with updated industry standard software. Several field cameras including some in HD are available for student use.

Photographic Journalism & Lighting Lab

The Photographic Journalism lab and Lighting lab provide students classroom and lab facilities with an emphasis on visual media. Students have access to industry standard technology and equipment. Our 32 computers are loaded with a variety of industry standard software including:Photographic Journalism Lab

Photographic Journalism LabThe facility also includes a lighting lab allowing students with an emphasis in photojournalism to practice hands-on lighting skills. The lab includes several monolight strobes, octobox, softbox, and backgrounds. Students must be trained prior to use but then have full access to the lab by reservation.

We go one step further in helping our students succeed by granting access to vital equipment needed for coursework and assignments. Students have the ability to rent DSLR cameras, lighting equipment and even laptops to complete course assignments. During a typical semester we loan over 800 pieces of equipment and have over 20 hours of open lab time including nights and weekends.

Some of the equipment available for loan are:

Advertising & Public Relations Lab

Boynton 202Mass Communication and Mass Media Lab at SFA in NacogdochesThe Boynton Advertising & Public Relations lab is the primary facility for all journalism, advertising and PR courses. The lab was was completely renovated spring 2013. Housed in the Boynton building, the Journalism Lab combines the perfect combination of technology for our students to succeed while learning professional journalism. Most of the 22 computers mirror applications found within the Photographic Journalism lab. Software includes: