Broadcast Media Arts banner

Digital Media Arts banner

Graphic Design banner

Take the Next Step Toward Your Career in Media Arts.

Branding, Digital Video Editing, Web Design, Radio & Television Production

Looking to get started in the media arts industry? Whether you want to become a graphic or 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 you need to get started in the industry.

Front of Specs Howard School building

For more than 45 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 a Main Campus Southfield and a Satellite Location in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Specs’ 12-month programs combine online study and classroom training with project-oriented learning to give students the hands-on experience they need to get started in an entry-level position in the industry.  

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

Join over 15,000 graduates who have taken their training into the media industry.

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 career preparation.

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

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

Contact us today.

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 or complete the form on this page.

Alumni Spotlight

Mark McKenzieMark McKenzie could be called the hardest working man in radio. He has not missed a day of work in his nine years of radio. Mark got his start at Specs Howard School of Media Arts.Click here to learn more about how Specs has helped Mark take his skills to the next level.

Ric Pruneda“I think that was the first time Jay really took me seriously, and I learned I could do this radio thing in a real world setting, not just a classroom.” - Click here to hear more about how Specs helped Matt prepare for the real world.

Justin Baker"Don’t be discouraged by the challenges.  After school it may take some time to find the job you want, or you may have to settle for something that will lead to the job you want, just make sure to stay positive and keep at it! "  - Learn more about Senior Editor and Videographer Justin Baker.


"My motto towards learning has always been don’t tell me, teach me. To me that means don’t just tell me what to do, how to operate a switch board, how to shoot a video.. show me how it's done so that I can confidently take the task on myself. That's exactly what they do at Specs." - Read more about Taylor and what she's learned.

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...

Request More Information

Upcoming Events

Southfield & Farmington Hills
Category: Specs Howard Events
Starts at: 03 Jul, 2015 (all-day)