The 960 sq ft studio, set in the Trent Park campus near Cockfosters, has already been used by ad directing team Traktor for a comedy sketch show and is the base for the university's BA degree in TV production. However, course manager John Bird said the studio needed to attract additional revenue to be viable.
More than £175,000 has been spent on the facility over the past year although, according to studio manager Barry Cooper, the value is much higher as much of the equipment has been sourced from the BBC rather than from new. There are also plans to add a further four Avid suites to the current two.
The six-camera studio offers separate production, sound and lighting galleries all equipped to broadcast standards.
Cooper said his next aim was to get hold of a small outside broadcast truck that could be rigged up to the student union for live comedy shows.