studying-specs-2All Specs Howard programs utilize Specs’ convenient, effective blended curriculum, mixing on-campus classes with weekly online training and real-world projects completed outside the classroom.

Classes meet just twice a week and are taught by Specs Howard’s staff of experienced educators. Online content can be reviewed repeatedly to aid in mastering skills and concepts used throughout the course and in the industry. Students will have access to their online content while attending school and up to six months after graduation. Each program’s curriculum focuses on the specific skills and knowledge base necessary for success in the student’s chosen field.

BMA | Broadcast Media Arts Curriculum

BROADCAST MEDIA ARTS is a 12-month program that provides students with an introduction to the skills and employment opportunities available to an entry-level employee in the broadcast and related industries. The Broadcast Media Arts (BMA) program offers training in the various aspects of radio and television broadcasting including on-air skills, editing content on non-linear editing stations, creating audio, video and graphics effects, writing for broadcast, and company branding via web and social media. Students are exposed to traditional and new-media broadcasting.

All Broadcast Media Arts students receive an orientation and training on how to use the online learning system (OLS). On-going support for the OLS is provided by the instructional staff and by the Director of Student Success.

The online courses for the Broadcast Media Arts program are open only to students who are enrolled in the full program and may not be taken separately. Courses focus on studio fundamentals, on-air and on-camera presentation, news and feature writing, board work, lighting skills, camera operation, voiceover, field production, digital editing, live broadcasting, graphics for broadcast, and career preparation.

Classes meet twice a week either Monday & Wednesday, or Tuesday & Thursday. You must follow one schedule through the length of the program.

Day Class: 10:00AM-2:30PM
Evening Class: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Lab hours are available to all students on Monday-Thursday from 2:30PM-5:30PM and Fridays from 9:00AM-4:00PM

DMA | Digital Media Arts Curriculum

The Digital Media Arts program trains students in the field of quality digital video production, including proper production techniques, editing and technical operation, fundamental website design and in the preparation and delivery of media via the Internet.

All Digital Media Arts students receive an orientation and training on how to use the online learning system (OLS). On-going support for the OLS is provided by the instructional staff and by the Director of Student Success.

The online courses for the Digital Media Arts program are open only to students who are enrolled in the full program and may not be taken separately. Courses focus on the fundamentals of post-production, nonlinear digital editing techniques, script writing, camera techniques using HD video cameras and lenses, basic lighting, shooting footage in the field, digital design, Photoshop for video projects, working with smart objects and filters, writing, producing and distributing news and feature stories, motion graphics, and career preparation.

Classes meet twice a week either Monday & Wednesday, or Tuesday & Thursday. You must follow one schedule through the length of the program.

Day Class: 10:00AM-2:30PM
Evening Class: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Lab hours are available to all students on Monday-Thursday from 2:30PM-5:30PM and Fridays from 9:00AM-4:00PM

GFX | Graphic Design Curriculum

The Graphic Design program focuses your education on both print and digital design. The goal of the program is to teach you to produce and present work acceptable for a professional client/designer environment.

All Graphic Design students receive an orientation and training on how to use the online learning system (OLS). On-going support for the OLS is provided by the instructional staff and by the Director of Student Success.

The online courses for the Graphic Design Program are open only to students who are enrolled in the full program and may not be taken separately. Courses focus on the fundamentals of graphic design including working with Vector Graphics, Adobe Illustrator, graphic industry communications, Digital Image creation, use of Digital SLR cameras and Adobe Photoshop, the history of graphic arts and typography, document creation, layout and publishing, company branding and identity work, logo design, creating marketing materials and advertising programs, copywriting, web design
and development, Dreamweaver, portfolio design and career preparation.

Classes meet twice a week either Monday & Wednesday, or Tuesday & Thursday.
You must follow one schedule through the length of the program.

Day Class: 10:00AM-2:30PM
Evening Class: 6:00PM-10:30PM
Lab hours are available to all students on Monday-Thursday from 2:30PM-5:30PM and Fridays from 9:00AM-4:00PM

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