About Hawk Studios


The mission of Hawk Studios is to provide the SUNY New Paltz community and beyond with informative and entertaining programming. Hawk Studios allows students to learn about broadcast television, production, and administration fundamentals. Departments include Production, Script, Sound, Art, Camera and Marketing.

We create original programming and report on happenings within the SUNY New Paltz campus and its surroundings. We also provide our content via Youtube, Facebook (@NPHawkStudios), Instagram (@nphawkstudios), and on our website, hawkstudios.newpaltz.edu 

Hawk Studios is funded by the SUNY New Paltz Student Association and is part of the Center for Student Media. With the exception of a few professional staff members within the Center for Student Media who help with the oversight of financial operations and technical aspects, Hawk Studios is student-operated.

Students who want to become involved with Hawk Studios do not need any prior film/production experience, or, need to be part of a particular major.  Hawk Studios is open to any/all students, and will train members in the area/areas where the are interested in working.


Hawk Studios utilizes professional equipment to achieve this mission. Our current equipment list includes Sony Pro field cameras, Blackmagic Studio cameras and Nikon DSLR, as well as LED lighting. All of our editing is completed using the Adobe Creative software.