Media at AUP

Many disciplines and extracurricular activities at AUP rely heavily on the use of state-of-the-art equipment and spaces, which the University ensures thanks to its film studio (the Pat Thomson video production studio in the Combes building), a 70-seat auditorium with recording and streaming capacities, and automated classroom technologies.

Student Media is of great importance at AUP, which supports its community members who regularly engage in producing both academic output and creative contributions for a wide variety of student- and faculty-led publications across the University. The Thalmer Salman Student Media Center, which supports for example AUP Student Media (ASM) with its Peacock Plume (Student Media) and its partnership with World Radio Paris, and the Multimedia office, in particular cater to all members of the university and make resources available in accordance with students’ academic and creative needs.

AUP’s student-led media activities, which include magazines, newspapers, online news sites, podcasts, YouTube channels and more, all benefit from these state of the art media production spaces. Many of AUP’s publications distribute print copies on campus, but you can find links to digital copies here.

AUP Student Media (ASM) is a student-led organization that represents the voices of AUP students

Peacock Magazine

A print magazine produced each semester by a team of student journalists, designers, and photographers. 

The Plume

An online news site that publishes articles each week, focusing on stories both on and off campus. 

Peacock Play

An online platform that produces video journalism and infotainment, including news, interviews, and live coverage of campus events.


Learn more about student Media



The Pat Thompson Production Studio is equipped for video and photography production.

Pat Thompson Production Studio

Students working in the Reno-Stewart Family Post-Production Studio.

Reno-Stewart Family Post-Production Studio

AUP's 70-seat theater is named for AUP parent and former trustee Olivia de Havilland.

Olivia de Havilland theatre


In addition, AUP Music and Performance, Vivre Performing Arts (Theater and Music), and the Data Science Club, for example may turn to AUP’s array of equipment and high-tech spaces.

More generally speaking, class assignments, AUP events, Practicums and cultural trips all benefit from the advantages of AUP’s investment in quality hardware and software. One example is the fact that all Mac computers on campus are equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, which can be used by any member of our university provided they have a valid AUP ID card. 

Students have access to a media suite for multimedia editing.

Students in the media center

Experts are on hand to teach key principles and help with software.

Lesson in video editing

Student-led media is a vibrant part of the AUP experience.

Editing footage

There's a real community available to those interested in creating media projects.

Students discuss their media projects


The stock of equipment at the Multimedia office includes:

  • Cameras: Sony Alpha 7 C with a variety of lenses (35mm, 105mm, 70-300mm, etc.) or Canon XC15
  • Tripods: Manfrotto MVKBFR-Live
  • Microphones/Voice recorders: Lapel EK/SK 100 G4, Podcast Mic Blue Yeti, Zoom H5
  • Audio accessories: Pop filter, reflection filter, Sennheiser HD400S
  • Portable LED light: Boling P1
  • Smartphone kits: RODE Vlogger kit

Classroom equipment includes: 

  • Movable LCD screens with audio Dante network
  • Tactile screens
  • Textured screens for displaying Art History photos and paintings, etc.
  • Professional photo printers


Whether you’re interested in working in communications, production, or more generally, using your creative vein to explore, we will do our best to accommodate you with our variety of the latest multimedia equipment and accessories, with which to enrich your academic experience on and off campus.