Designed and purpose-built to meet specific teaching needs, our facilities are continually being updated to ensure we remain compliant with professional and industry standards, and new facilities are also being acquired in line with our expanding program offering.
Acting, voice and movement studio - Toowoomba campus
This studio space is perfect for intensive acting, voice and movement rehearsals. It is equipped with a sprung floor, ballet bar, mirrors, piano and good acoustics. It is an ideal space for acting students to work in small groups with their coaches to develop the skills they need to be a 'triple threat'.
Arts Theatre - Toowoomba campus
With a 250 seat capacity, this intimate performance venue is fully equipped for presenting both theatre and music events. It boasts ample back-stage space, comfortable dressing rooms, and a configuration that encourages connections between the performers and the audience.
Our student designers and technicians have access to industry-standard, user-friendly equipment, allowing them to concentrate on their art-form without having to deal with technical limitations. The theatre catwalks provide safe and easy access to the lighting rig with over 300 circuits throughout and our sound equipment includes professional analogue and digital level amps, speakers and mixers. Other equipment includes wireless microphones, a digital audio workstation, and a computerised playback environment for audio.
Counselling clinic - Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre
Our counselling clinic at Hervey Bay is designed to provide our Human Services (Counselling) students with practical and supervised experience. The new therapy and viewing rooms are housed in an Australian Institute of Architect’s award-winning $6.5 million community services hub. In June 2012, the building won a Regional Commendation in the Sunshine Coast regional awards.
Used by interns and qualified professionals to provide counselling to members of the public, it can also be used for teaching purposes and student role playing. With prior consent, sessions can also be video recorded or observed (via one-way window) for training purposes.
Journalism laboratory - Toowoomba campus
Equipped with Macintosh computers and the latest industry-standard software, this laboratory is aligned with industry expectations and prepares graduates for a career in a digital news landscape.
Language laboratory - Toowoomba campus
This comfortable teaching space provides students with access to German language magazines and large dictionaries. It is equipped with ink-record technology (allowing you to take notes on the computer screen rather than the whiteboard) as well as audio technology which can distribute presentations to students within a few hours of the on-campus lecture.
Phoenix Radio station - Springfield campus
Our state-of-the-art Phoenix Radio studio provides broadcast journalism students with access to digital news recording and editing equipment. Students have accesss to digital telephone interview equipment and field recorders to collect interviews and other audio materials for later editing in the studio. The studio is used regularly for preparing assignments and producing afternoon news bulletins on 4DDB-FM Radio on the Darling Downs.
Theatre studio - Toowoomba campus
This studio is the perfect balance between class-room and black box studio. WIth a supportive floor, space that can be blacked out or bathed in sunshine, ample room, technical infrastructure, whiteboards and projectors, it has everything a drama classroom needs. The studio can be used for small scale experimental theatre pieces, for theory, practice, or anything in between. Its in-built technical infrastructure and accessibility makes it an ideal space to teach technical theatre concepts and artistry.
Television studio - Toowoomba campus
The USQ television studio offers a mixture of digital and video facilities that are used in the production of weekly television newscasts. Journalism students have the opportunity to take on new roles in the TV newsroom each week - executive producer, producer, assignment editor, reporter, newsreader, sports producer or sports reporter.
USQ newsroom - Toowoomba campus
The USQ newsroom employs the latest in technology and software to train students in writing and reporting for print and broadcast. The newsroom is equipped with iMac computers, Internet access, a telephone for interviewing, laser printers, a newspaper archive and mini-disc playback machines. The newsroom is used for tutorial sessions and for producing afternoon radio news bulletins and weekly television newscasts.