Taylor Center for Media, Arts & Technology
The Taylor Center was designed as both a teaching facility and a multimedia production center. In addition to serving students and whole classes, our community outreach includes opening the facility to community groups. We had our grand opening on May 7, 2004.
Planned with the teacher in mind, each room is arranged with an open teaching area in the middle and twelve computers on the outside, so the class has clearly delineated areas for teaching and computer work.
The PC classroom has the standard Microsoft Office suite as well as data analysis and high end mapping (GIS) software. The Mac classroom has Apple's easy-to-use iMovie video editing software for student use, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia's web production software. A high-end SmartBoard doubles as an electronic whiteboard and a projection TV for video presentations.
In addition to teaching multimedia production in our Mac classroom, we offer high end video editing in our video room using Apple's top of the line Final Cut Pro software. This room also features several types of cameras, both digital and analog tape decks, dubbing capabilities, and our streaming video server.
Planning for the Future
All architecture in the Taylor Center was designed for extensibility and easy upgrades.