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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

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.


Ric Pruneda"I’ve loved music since I was a kid and knew that I would do nothing else." - Click here to hear more about how Specs has helped Ric take his skills to the next level.

"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...

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