New LCFE learners in Multimedia, Media, Interior Design, Fashion, Photography and Art & Design are the first to enjoy the latest in high tech audio-visual and design facilities and a purpose built broadcast media suite at the College. The new facilities are the culmination of a significant summer investment plan by College management to complement and enhance existent ICT and media facilities at LCFE.
Stream Solutions from Cork was successful in the tendering process for the installation of a new state-of-the art iMac Lab on the College campus. The newly installed 21.5 inch iMacs have 16 Gigabytes of RAM and 1Terabyte of Storage. Each has an i5 Processor with a 500 Megabyte Video Card. The installation also includes a RAID Storage system with Backup. The software installed on the new iMacs includes Adobe Design Premium Suite version CS 5.5, Final Cut Pro X, Logic Studio and numerous other industry standard products. All LCFE staff had initial training on the iMacs and a small group of staff had more specialised training on the software specific to their course.
The College's existent radio studio facility also underwent a major renovation this summer. This, coupled with the construction of a brand new broadcast studio, will be capable of supporting an online campus radio station for LCFE from this November. iAcoustics from Dublin was successful in the tendering process for the construction of the new broadcast media suite. Broadcast Technical Services supplied and installed all the new studio equipment. Radio Computing Services, the world’s leading provider of broadcast software to more than 9,000 radio stations and internet stations, supplied and installed hardware and software that will enable LCFE learners to use the very latest radio automation software used by the radio broadcast industry.
Both of these projects represent a major investment for LCFE in the Media and Visual Arts areas and are in line with the College's strategic plan to continually invest in state-of-the-art facilities to enhance course delivery and learning in the College.
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