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The best way to begin to understand the Specs Howard hands-on approach to education is to arrange a tour of the school. See our classrooms, production facilities, television and radio studios, editing labs and equipment; visit the Learning Resource Center and Writing Lab; and meet with an Admissions Advisor to discuss your future at Specs.

Schedule a tour today. Call (248) 358-9000 or complete the form on this page, and an Admissions Advisor will contact you.

Facilities & Tools

19900 W. Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 358-9000
Fax (248) 746-9772

A 49,000 square-foot, wheelchair-accessible facility provides classrooms, studios, labs and faculty all in one location. In addition to traditional classrooms, the Specs Howard campus is home to:

  • Television production studios with cameras, teleprompter, chroma-key capabilities and online editing
  • Student-staffed radio stations
  • Practice studios with digital audio editing systems
  • Newsroom
  • Audio production studio
  • Digital video editing systems
  • iMac labs
  • The Learning Resource Center (LRC), a staffed facility providing all Specs students with access to computers WiFi, reference books and periodicals related to each curriculum, A/V resources and training videos by Atomic Learning
  • The Writing Lab and Annex, providing access to the internet and computers equipped with Microsoft Office
Program Equipment & Tools

BMA | Broadcast Media Arts

BMA students work with the school’s radio and video equipment; they have access to Electronic News Gathering (ENG) and Electronic Field Production (EFP) equipment, including video cameras, lighting gear, field audio equipment and other equipment used in television studios.

All students must have unrestricted internet access to support the requirements of the online portions of the curriculum. All students will receive a Specs Howard-issued computer device as part of the SHARE Program (Specs Howard Access to Resources for Education). These devices must be returned to the School at the end of the student’s enrollment at SHS, in the condition issued. (Minor wear and tear will be taken into consideration.)

For a complete list of supplies for the BMA program, please visit specshoward.edu/supplies.

DMA | Digital Media Arts

DMA classes meet in SHS media labs, equipped with large screen monitors for viewing and critiquing student projects. DMA students also have access to HD cameras, non-linear editing stations, light kits and audio equipment to produce video for the web.

In addition, students have access to the Specs Howard School Learning Resource Center (LRC), with reference books, periodicals, A/V resources, and computers with word processing capabilities and internet access.

All students must have unrestricted internet access to support the requirements of the online portions of the curriculum. All students will receive a Specs Howard-issued computer device as part of the SHARE Program (Specs Howard Access to Resources for Education). These devices must be returned to the School at the end of the student’s enrollment at SHS, in the condition issued. (Minor wear and tear will be taken into consideration.)

For a complete list of supplies for the DMA program, please visit specshoward.edu/supplies.

GFX | Graphic Design

GFX students also have access to the Graphic Design Lab, including Wi-Fi, color printer, matte supplies, and graphics production room.

All students must have unrestricted internet access to support the requirements of the online portions of the curriculum. All students will receive a Specs Howard-issued computer device as part of the SHARE Program (Specs Howard Access to Resources for Education). These devices must be returned to the School at the end of the student’s enrollment at SHS, in the condition issued. (Minor wear and tear will be taken into consideration.)

For a complete list of supplies for the GFX program, please visit specshoward.edu/supplies.

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