The College of Communication and Information features a wide array of resources for student success, from equipment rental to studio space to our living learning community in Olson Hall. We're committed to our students' success and want to give them the tools they need to make that success a reality.

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IdeaBase Office Space

IdeaBase, is a student-powered design agency that works with students and clients giving classroom and professional experience. It allows Kent State students from communications-related fields to build their portfolios and skills as part of collaborative, for-credit studio courses at IdeaBase.

Room 326 Franklin Hall
550 Hilltop Drive

Student Resource Lab
Student Resource Lab (Franklin)

The Student Resource Lab (SRL) enhances the student learning experience. The facility consists of two resource and equipment training suites where CCI students can check out one of the 1,500 pieces of equipment and receive extensive hands-on training. The SRL impacts the learning experience of nearly every student in every major by providing them with training and invaluable technical skills.

Room 124 Franklin Hall
550 Hilltop Drive

Creative Lab
VCD Creative Lab

The Creative Lab is home to Cricut cutters, a vinyl cutter, a 3D printer, high-quality flatbed scanners, laser jet and large-format inkjet printing. Students may also rent high end Nikon and Canon camera bodies, prime lenses, tripods, GoPros, Wacom tablets, iPad Pros and Apple Pencils, studio lighting kits and more. 

Room 321 Taylor Hall
300 Midway Drive

Student media flashlab
Digital Television and Control Studio

Students learn and practice their craft in a $2.5-million television studio and control room. This state-of-the-art digital facility fully replicates what our students will find in professional TV studios and provides them with real-world opportunities to grow and develop in this multimedia age.

Room 146 Franklin Hall
550 Hilltop Drive

Taylor Hall Gallery 1
Taylor Hall Gallery

Taylor Hall features a 1,110 square foot gallery and event space with high ceilings, a customizable floor plan and professional-quality lighting, making it the perfect setting for a variety of artwork. Throughout the year, it showcases works from local, regional, national and international artists and designers, ranging across a variety of mediums, styles and subjects. Senior shows take place there every spring semester.

Second Floor, Taylor Hall
300 Midway Drive


Student DJ
Black Squirrel Radio

Kent State's student-run Internet radio station with over 150 students on staff. The station provides students with an opportunity to hone their on-air and management skills. The station usually offers more than 60 different specialty music programs, with student DJs in the booth until 2 a.m. every day.

Room 224 Franklin Hall
550 Hilltop Drive