Recording Studio

What is it ?

An Teanglann manages a broadcast quality audio and video recording studio, which is located in the Arts Millennium Building. We currently support staff who would like to avail of this service by facilitating audio and video recordings. To date, we have recorded visiting guest speakers, presentations, and interviews with internal staff and prestigious visitors.

In addition, in line with best practices, we assist staff in the production of multimedia learning materials and the creation of multimedia exam materials using a variety of formats. 

For further information or specific queries please contact 

Photo: Inside the NUI Galway Recording Studio in the Arts Millennium Building

Uses & Benefits

  • Record in a broadcast quality setting
  • Utilise the support of our team during the recording and editing process
  • Use your audio or video for teaching or sharing your work
  • Engage visual learners
  • Create professional content that can be shared digitally


 "People learn more deeply from words and graphics than from words alone. This assertion can be called the multimedia principle, and it forms the basis for using multimedia instruction—that is, instruction containing words (such as spoken text or printed text) and graphics (such as illustrations, charts, photos, animation, or video) that is intended to foster learning (Mayer, 2009)."


The following videos were produced in our recording studio:

Louise Allcock - "All At Sea"

Michelle Comber - "Caherconnell Field School"

Get Started

It is important to have a solid objective and detailed plan when you decide to record your multimedia.  This will ensure that the process runs smoothly and that you are satisfied with the end product.  Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Target audience - to whom is the video directed?
  • Objective - what do I intend my audience to gain from this?
  • What wil appear on screen?  Some elements could consist of: interviews, panel discussions, screencasting, animations etc.
  • How long do I want my video to be?  Being clear on time will make the editing process easier.

This guide on the 12 Principles of Multimedia Learning will help you in the planning process.


Berk, R, (2009). "Multimedia teaching with video clips: TV, movies, YouTube, and mtvU in the college classroom", International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 5(1), pp. 1-21.   Available at: [Accessed 30 July 2015].

Principles for multimedia learning with Richard E. Mayer (2014). Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching. Available at: [Accessed 30 July 2015]. 

Parr, Chris. (2015) "6 key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher education in 2015", Times Higher Education, 23 February. Available at: [Accessed 30 July 2015]. 

Talking Multimedia Learning with Dr. Richard Mayer