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Miami Dade College’s North Campus to Open State-of-the-Art Recording Studio Oct. 11

Facility rivals Hollywood and the industry with regard to technology and innovation

Miami, October 2, 2012 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will officially open its state-of-the-art recording studio at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 11.

Housed at the MDC’s acclaimed School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT), these new facilities feature the latest equipment and technology and rival any professional studio. Students have access to a sound recording studio, which includes music ensemble recording space and a Foley stage for sound FX recording; a motion picture screening theater; a high-definition television studio; and a post-production editing suite, among other facilities.

As part of the MDC Production Studios initiative, the sound recording studio is one of many new and upgraded facilities that make up the film and television production and music business programs at the college. The new sound recording studio features the SSL Duality™ Console, music performance ensemble stage, three sound isolation booths, two master control rooms, an observation lounge and a Foley stage for creating sound FX for film and television production. The 185-seat Motion Picture Screening Room includes high definition digital projection and a 5.1 Dolby® Surround-Sound system.  The college’s television studio features high definition recording and green screen technologies for CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) production. 

“Once again, Miami Dade College is leading the way to train students with the skills they need to be the next generation of media producers,” said Dr. José A. Vicente, president of the North Campus.  “Despite the economic downturn, the entertainment industry in South Florida is booming, and SEDT’s degree programs will ensure that there is a skilled workforce to fill the industry’s needs.”

With the success of the 4-year baccalaureate degree program in Film, Television & Digital Production, students gain the hands-on, real-world education they require to succeed in a highly competitive field. 

“Our students work with the most up-to-date equipment and learn industry standards and practices so that they can immediately enter the workforce with the knowledge and skills that are in demand,” stated Barry Gordon, the school’s director.  “We are a direct pipeline into the South Florida entertainment industry because of the training and opportunities we provide our students.”

The inaugural event will feature a red carpet arrival, recording studio demonstrations and offer all those attending the chance to show off their talents and participate in a professional recording session, performing alongside some of the professional recording artists in South Florida.

“At the North Campus, everyone will get the chance to be their own MDC Idol,” added Vicente, “At least for a short while on the morning of October 11.”

Inauguration of the School of Entertainment & Design Technology’s new recording studio

  • WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 11, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • WHERE: MDC North Campus 11380 NW 27 Ave. Building 2, Room 2140

For more information about the academic programs at the School of Entertainment & Design Technology, contact 305-237-1696.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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