Harral Studio Theatre
The Harral Studio Theater is a state of the art laboratory theatre space. Also called
the Black Box theatre, this intimate performance venue serves as our primary theatre
classroom, but also doubles as our largest television studio.
The 50' X 50' space includes a completely flexible seating plan, available to convert into a variety of audience configurations. State of the art lighting and sound complement a suspended grid that allows for the redistribution of light and sound for each production.
The Harral Memorial Auditorium is a 1,256 seat auditorium built in 1968. It serves
as one of the main performance venues on Wayland’s campus, and is used Wayland and
the Plainview community for numerous events throughout the year.
It features a large stage, spacious wing space, and Broadway style dressing rooms with entrances on both sides of the backstage area. It averages 350 reservations per year and has hosted famous artists such as Neil Diamond, Rebecca St. James, Newsboys, Kutless, and former First Lady Laura Bush.
Graphic Design Mac Lab
The School of Fine Arts MAC Lab is equipped with all the necessary tools for the graphic design student. The lab is outfitted with 13 iMac computers with retina displays, quad core processors and 16GB of RAM. It also features all the necessary auxiliary equipment such as Cannon scanners, Wacom Intuos tablets and a Xerox color laser printer. Each computer is installed with design software by Adobe including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. The lab is available for students outside of class times at posted hours, and lab assistants are available to answer questions and provide help with projects.
Situated in a comfortable, open room with large north-facing windows, Wayland’s painting studio houses upright painting stations, as well as drawing tables. The room is open to all major and minor art students and all students taking a painting or drawing course.
Television and Radio Studio
Claiming perhaps the most plentiful array of colorful buttons and switches in the
School of Fine Arts is the department of Media Communication. Housed within the Harral
Arts Complex are KWLD Radio and WIN-TV, Wayland’s student-run broadcasting outlets.
Both stations exist to serve the community with family oriented, Christian programming
and as a training ground for students of media communication.
KWLD is a full-power radio station broadcasting to all of Hale County and beyond. Student DJs get behind the mike in a state-of-the-art radio studio to deliver news, weather, live sports, and the most current and popular contemporary Christian hits. The versatile studio spaces allow for a wide variety of live programming to be broadcast, and a mobile unit allows for live remote broadcasts and community engagement. Up-to-date automation systems provide content for the tens of thousands of listeners when a personality is not on duty.
WIN-TV, a FamilyNet affiliate, delivers quality programming with family values to Plainview and surrounding communities’ cable television systems. Broadcasting from the spacious studio and master control suite, WBU’s television channel provides a wide array of network and local interest programs. Students have the ability to produce and broadcast live television using the full-featured live studio systems or create new content on the industry-standard Avid non-linear editing system. WIN-TV also produces and streams all home sporting events with a mobile production unit capable of providing high-quality video, graphics, and live audio from our on-air commentators.
See for Yourself
The School of Fine Arts is housed in the Harral Memorial Auditorium & Fine Arts Complex. Watch our video tour and check it out!