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Rendering of the Live Oak Hall at Texas State University

Texas State University breaks ground on sound stage, TV studio

Aug. 18, 2021
The 10,291-square-foot Live Oak Hall will have a film sound stage, TV studio, recording mix classroom, editing lab and a Foley room for sound effects.

Texas State University in San Marcos has broken ground on a  sound stage and TV studio.

Live Oak Hall will be a $10 million facility that will serve about 600 students and faculty of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, the university says in a news release. 

The 10,291-square-foot building will have a film sound stage, TV studio, recording mix classroom, editing lab and a Foley room for sound effects.

The building is a response to the growing film program in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Enrollment in the program has increased 53% over the previous five years, and the new facilities will enable Texas State to meet the growing demand.

Live Oak Hall will give students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication a dedicated television studio for the first time.  Students have been renting a studio space from Alkek Library to teach video production and television news courses.  

The film sound stage and television studio will be equipped with green screen technology. The sound recording classroom will have full surround sound capabilities, an isolation sound recording booth and the opportunity to employ a full array of sound effects. The television studio will feature broadband fiber for live broadcast streaming.

Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2022. 

Lawrence Group designed the new facility, and Vaughan Construction is the construction manager.

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