Student Resources

As a student of the Robertson School, you'll have access to equipment, tools and opportunities to engage in hands-on learning.

Media Equipment

Our students use professional-quality video and audio equipment and editing platforms, including Sony HXR-NX5R HD cameras, Canon T6i DSLRs, Adobe Premiere Pro video editing and Adobe Audition audio editing software; and microphones including the Sennheiser EW100-ENG G3 wireless.

Our high-definition TV studio is powered by the NewTek Tricaster TC1 video switcher, Behringer X32 audio mixing console and Sony HXCD70K HD studio cameras.

Need to reserve equipment or editing time?

Contact your instructor about getting an account on the Robertson School's online reservation system, Booked.

If you already have access, go to Booked Scheduler. (Note: VCU access required. If you gain access to the site, but don't have an account, you'll see the landing page, but you won't be able to reserve anything.)


The Robertson School equipment room is in Temple 1120, in the hallway with the big styled As on the wall. It's open during classes Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. t0 5:00 p.m. Find hours and messages on the reservation system website.

Additional Tools

There are many ways that you can improve your journalistic skills on your own. NewsU, for example, offers free tutorials about writing, reporting, editing, photography and other subjects.

AP Stylebook

The AP Stylebook is now freely available online for VCU students, faculty and staff. 

Student Media

The VCU Student Media Center allows students of all majors to work together to produce a newspaper, magazine, journals, an array of websites and a radio station. Student media are always open to one-time contributors or regular staff members. Some editorial positions are paid.

It’s important to note that the student media are not part of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture. Legally and operationally, for First Amendment reasons, the student media are separate from the school and operate as part of the VCU Division of Student Affairs. The school’s professors and administrators do not exercise any control over the student media. However, the student media tend to draw students from the school because of their communications skills and interest in media careers.

The students involved in campus media enjoy the special privilege of influencing and conveying thoughts and opinions. They also get an opportunity to develop their skills in writing, editing, publication design, radio announcing, running small businesses and other disciplines.

The student newspaper is the Commonwealth Times, available on newsstands around campus and online every Monday and Thursday during the school year. The student radio station is WVCW.