Higher Education

Higher Education Audio, Video, Lighting Design & Build Services

For many public and private universities, audio, video and lighting are critical components of their auditoriums and stadiums. They deliver an immersive experience, allowing alumni, students and parents to focus on what’s in front of them, whether it’s a lecture, performance, game, presentation or another learning or entertainment opportunity. That’s why many higher education institutions are deciding to invest in one-of-a-kind AVL designs.

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The Benefits of an Updated AVL Design for Colleges and Universities

Incorporating a quality, original AVL design into your university offers several benefits, including:

  • Expanding Your Capabilities: An older, outdated AVL system can hold your school back. For example, you may have difficulties when inviting educational speakers, sponsoring performances, presenting class materials or hosting teams at your sports venue. The Illuminated Integration team can develop an AVL design for your college that meets your requirements, helping your school expand its capabilities.
  • Improving Your Audience Experiences: Distractions are everywhere. That’s why so many facilities, from schools to museums to performance venues, strive to create an atmosphere that’s engaging and immersive, capturing the attention of audiences and minimizing distractions. A quality AVL design for higher education can help you achieve those goals, delivering the appropriate lighting, sound and video to direct your students’ attention to where you want it.
  • Building Your School’s Advantages: For many universities, a continuous goal is to increase their student body. A well-designed AVL system for your college can help sway potential students to become a part of your school’s family, especially if they’re interested in programs that use the auditorium frequently, such as dance, music or acting. At Illuminated Integration, we can create an AVL design for your university that contributes to your advantages and enhances the value of your campus.

Our College and University Audio, Visual and Lighting Design Services

Higher education is about much more than classroom learning. Illuminated Integration understands that today’s college students are looking for a holistic educational experience. They learn as much outside of the classroom as they do in lectures and study groups. AVL for universities and colleges enhances students’ entire experience, from the day they step foot on campus to the minute they cross the stage to receive their degree.

Illuminated Integration creates custom AVL packages for higher education institutions of all sizes, from community colleges to large research institutions. Learn more about our AVL for colleges and universities: 

  • Lighting: Lighting matters on campus. Students need well-lit paths to get from classroom buildings to their dorms or to walk from the library to the parking lot after hours. Lighting also plays a critical role in performances, from the theater department’s productions to the dance department’s recitals. Schools that host concerts or major gatherings for students also benefit from well-lit spaces. Illuminated’s lighting services include updating older systems, improving classroom illumination, and enhancing exterior lighting.
  • Audio: The right audio system can transform a college production into a professional one. Universities also benefit from audio systems that allow for announcements across buildings or enable classroom lectures to be recorded so they can be turned into virtual lessons or massive open online courses (MOOCs).
  • Video: College professors can incorporate videos into their lessons to illustrate complicated points or better engage students. As more students choose online courses, video recording becomes even more essential. Illuminated can help your college establish a recording process so students can follow classes in real time or on their own time. 
  • Rigging: Higher education performing arts programs prepare students for a professional career. It’s essential that those departments have access to professional rigging setups, so students can learn from the best. Illuminated’s rigging services include motorized and static systems so performing arts students can swap out sets and fly in props just like the pros do. 
  • Curtains: What’s a stage without a curtain? Illuminated can update your school’s curtain, installing a motorized model or one with your school’s crest or logo on it.
  • Acoustics: Silence is golden, particularly in university libraries, study rooms and music practice halls. Illuminated’s acoustic consultants design a room to enhance its sound quality. Whether your goal is to ensure speakers can be heard from all corners of a room or stop sound from traveling, we’ll work with you to develop a design and solution.

AVL for Community Colleges, Colleges and Universities

AVL has applications throughout a college or university campus, including in the following places:

  • Theaters: If your school is known for its top-notch theater, music or dance department, your students need a performance venue that lets them show off their talent and build their careers. Illuminated audio, lighting, rigging and curtain design and installation services transform a college theater into the staging ground for tomorrow’s talent.
  • Sports venues: Whether indoors or outdoors, sports venues need good lighting and audio to allow fans to see and hear what’s happening on the field. Video recording allows teams to record plays and games for future videos or livestream to fans who couldn’t attend in person.
  • Classrooms: The right lighting helps students focus and stay awake during lectures. Classrooms, particularly large lecture halls, also benefit from audio systems that let professors be heard clearly. Schools that offer livestreamed classes or virtual lessons can use video recording to expand their reach. 
  • Auditoriums: AVL in auditoriums allows higher education institutions to present speakers to students or screen movies.
  • Administrative buildings: Video projections in a college’s administrative buildings keep visitors and students up to date on campus events. Schools can also use audio services to make building-wide announcements.
  • Exterior: Safety matters to today’s students. They want to feel safe and secure walking from location to location on campus. Exterior lighting ensures there are no dark corners and helps enhance a school’s safety.


Our work speaks for itself. We’ve developed a track record of enhancing theaters, sports venues and other campus buildings. 

Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania, hired us to design and install an audio system in the outdoor lacrosse stadium. The loudspeakers we chose provide coverage at every range while being neatly concealed behind the scoreboard. 

At York College, we installed and designed a theatrical lighting system that provides premium performance. The fixtures we used allow for proper backlight wash, stage right and left torm positions and direct front lighting. 

Lock Haven University hired us to revitalize the sound in Thomas Fieldhouse, where the school’s basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams play. We installed 15 loudspeakers divided into five zones to provide highs and mids throughout the court. Three subwoofers, each in their own zone, handle the lows. The installation has transformed the court’s sound quality.

At Rosemont College, we helped bring the new student activities center to life. We designed and installed an integrated audio-video system throughout the center. In the primary spaces, we implemented performance audio and presentation systems, providing a place for speakers and gatherings. 

To enhance the student dining experience, we integrated a background music system and stage. Musical acts and performers can provide live entertainment during lunch or dinner. In the center’s activities room, we added two presentation systems. The systems allow for either wide or long room configurations. A collapsible wall lets the room be divided so multiple groups can use it simultaneously.

What Defines Illuminated Integration University AVL Designs

Our values shape our AVL designs for universities and influence our philosophy, which focuses on:

Creating a Seamless Experience:

We’re a design-build AVL firm, which means we’re here from start to finish — or from design and implementation. By providing a turnkey solution to your school, we can make sure your experience is smooth and free of hassle.

Developing a One-of-a-Kind Design:

We’re a believer in originality, which is why all our higher education AVL designs are one-of-a-kind — we never recycle. Instead, we build and install an AVL system that matches your facility, requirements and brand.

Embracing a Range of Project Complexities:

We’re a passionate, prepared team of professionals, which supports our “can-do” attitude. Our consultants welcome small- and large-scale designs that pose challenges, as well as an opportunity to flex their creative muscles.

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Our Happy Clients


I am the Technical Director at Saint John Vianney High School in Holmdel, NJ. Illuminated did a complete overhaul of our audio system; replacing the speakers, sound board, infrastructure, 20 wireless body mics and receivers, and adding some plug and play XLR ports to the front of the stage which work off touchscreens in various places in […]

Chris ScolesHolmdel, NJ

Tyler and Mike from Illuminated did a superlative job with our Frederico Theater. They started the project soon after signing the contract, they met every deadline, they had no change orders, they communicated clearly and often and their training sessions were superb. We could not have asked for a better partner for Holy Ghost Prep’s Frederico Theater.

Tim WoodsBucks County, PA

We’re really pleased with your recommendations and install.  You’ve been a real blessing to the Faith Family in Hazleton!

Jim PaisleyHazleton, PA

At Dorney Park we have a 200’ tall attraction that had an antiquated lighting system. It was inefficient, and static color changes would consume a large amount of time from our team. Illuminated Integration proposed a solution utilizing technology from SGM Lighting for our attraction. The tower is not only much brighter than before, but now it […]

Michael FehnelLehigh County, Pennsylvania
A Dark Colored Audio System.

Deliver An Experience With Illuminated Integration

At Illuminated Integration, we offer the passion and expertise to create innovative, original higher education AVL designs. Whether you’re expanding your campus and looking to install an AVL system in your newest facilities or modernizing your university and preparing to upgrade your existing AVL systems, our design and consulting team can help you through every step of the process.