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Take the Next Step Toward Your Career in Media Arts.

Graphic Art, Digital Production, Web Design, Broadcast Arts and More.

Looking to start a career in the media arts? Whether you want to become a graphic artist, a web designer, a videographer or digital media creator, or think you belong on the air or in front of the camera, Specs Howard School of Media Arts can give you the training and experience you need to start the next chapter in your life.

Front of Specs Howard School buildingFor more than 40 years, Specs Howard has been preparing students for careers in the media arts and Specs Howard graduates are part of an esteemed network of professionals that have found their calling in various sectors of the media industry.

With facilities in Southfield and Farmington Hills, Michigan, Specs’ specialized 12-month programs combine online study and classroom training with project-oriented learning to give students the hands-on experience they need to start their own media arts career.

At Specs Howard, you’ll learn by doing – working with industry standard software and equipment, and applying professional training and classroom theory in the studio and in the field.

Get Started on your path to a career in Media Arts today.

BMA Radio Studio ExperienceBMA | Broadcast Media Arts: Radio, television and new-media broadcasting, on-air and on-camera presentation, news and feature writing, lighting techniques, camera operation, voice work, field production, digital editing, live broadcasts, and graphics for broadcast, plus job-finding skills.

Graphic Design ClassroomGFX | Graphic Design: Considering one of Detroit's graphic design schools? Specs GFX | Graphic Design program immerses students in image creation and manipulation - from digital imaging, web design, document creation, branding and logo creation, to motion graphic, graphics for the web, camera and lighting techniques, and portfolio design.

Digital Media Arts - Hands on ExperienceDMA | Digital Media Arts: Program trains students in digital video and image production, editing and technical operation, offering career preparation and hands on experience in areas from project management, script writing, feature and news stories production, to image manipulation, HD camera operation, pre- and post-production, and creating media for the web.

Contact us today. Get your hands on a future in media arts.

To learn more about studying at Specs Howard School of Media Arts, request information or schedule a tour, please call us at 866.61.SPECS

Alumni Spotlight

Rachel BlackThe structure of Specs Howard's graphic design program (GFX) caught the attention of Rachel Black, so she enrolled. "I decided to come to Specs because I liked the structure of the program. It was very focused." Now she does freelance graphics work, and has the pleasure of making her own schedule.

Click here to hear more about how Specs has helped Rachel take her design skills to the next level.

Bridgette WoodBridgette "Bri" Wood wanted a career, not just a job. After receiving her four year degree, she felt she needed more experience, "Even with the big classroom experience, I still needed more hands on." After meeting with the counselors and taking a tour, she knew Specs Howard School was the right fit. One decision changed Bri's life. "It is the best decision that I've ever made." She turned an internship into a full time position, and now works in a major market right here in Detroit. Learn more about Bri's story here...

Josh KotchoubayJosh Kotchoubay - Web Developer at Momentum LLC, spends his days “doing what I love to do,” he says.“Having something that you made, viewable for almost the whole world to see is simply amazing.” Before Josh came to Specs Howard School of Media Arts, he bounced around a lot of career paths. “I was always into graphic design... but I never knew you could make a real career out of it.” Josh says Specs helped him develop the confidence working with clients that his job requires. "The classes touch on anything you’re going to run into in the field.”

His advice for others looking to work in the Media Arts? Specs Howard. It’s hands down the choice to go with.”

Bridgette WoodJamal Bransford graduated from Specs Howard School in 2001. "The most important thing I learned at Specs was teamwork. Working everyday on a team gave me the skills I needed to succeed in the real world. We all play a part in TV but it all comes together in the end to make a great product." He works as an ENG Photojournalist at WDIV Local 4 in Detroit, going out daily with on-air talent to do multiple live shots and stories.

Jamal's advice for aspiring videographers? "Have a good eye for shots, be patient, and be able to think about what's next."
Learn more about Jamal's story here...

Bryan Boedeker"It was a test, like do I really want to do this?"
Bryan Boedeker has always been a creative person, something he attributes to his creative parents, but while working in a nursing home he felt he wasn't able to work on that part of himself. He started doing side work creating flyers for friends and always had various music projects going for fun. He still felt like he needed more. That's when he took the plunge and entered into Specs Howard's Graphic Design program. "It was a test, like do I really want to do this?" Bryan said of the course. It turns out he did, and he was able to use his creative drive to help him land a job at Fathead in Detroit. We were able to catch up to Bryan so he could tell you himself how Specs moved him into the right direction.
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