Students presenting from the media station

Facilities & Resources

Explore our facilities and resources.


Our cutting-edge Media Lab includes a variety of equipment for your digital Communication Studies courses, including kits with cameras, tripods, still cameras for blogs, and editing capabilities. You’ll also find the cameras and film systems you’ll need for film documentary courses and projects.

The Media Lab is the home of our television studio, in which students produce a regular newscast that airs on the campus cable network.


The theories and methods of communication extend far beyond our lecture halls. Conduct an independent research project. Explore a new land in our faculty-led study away program. Join the debate team. No matter your area of interest, our department has the resources and commitment to help you find and achieve your academic goals. Take advantage of the opportunities available to you.

Furman University Debate Team

Our debate team is an active student group jointly organized under the Communication Studies department and the student government. We offer a forum for students to engage in both friendly and competitive intellectual debate in weekly meetings, campus cultural life programs, and intercollegiate debate tournaments.

We encourage all levels of participation, whether your interest is competitive debate, public speaking, or just discussing the issues of the day over coffee. We do not expect students to have any previous experience in speech or debate, only an eagerness to learn and a willingness to consider new perspectives on controversial issues.

The Paladin Network

The Paladin Network is a television club that presents a weekly campus newscast. As a student, you can be engaged in all phases of the television broadcast, from research to anchoring. Contact us for information on joining the club.