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front_of_specs_buildingThe best way 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 Resources Center and Writing Lab; and meet with an Admissions Representative to discuss your future at Specs.

Schedule a tour today, call 866.61.SPECS or complete the form on this page and an Admissions Representative will reach out to you.

Facilities & Tools

MAIN CAMPUS

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

A 49,000 square-ft., wheelchair accessible facility provides classrooms, studios, lab rooms and faculty all in one location. In addition to traditional classrooms, the Specs Howard Main Campus is home to:

  • Television Production Studios
    Two production studios, with cameras, teleprompter, chroma-key capabilities and on-line editing
  • Radio Stations
    Four student-staffed radio stations
  • Practice Radio Studios
    21 practice studios with computerized digital audio editing systems
  • The Specs Howard School Newsroom
  • Specs Howard Audio Production Studio
  • Digital Video Editing systems
  • THE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER A staffed facility providing all Specs Howard students (including students who attend class at the satellite location) with access to computers with word processing capabilities, WiFi, reference books and periodicals related to each curriculum, A/V resources and training videos by Atomic Learning.
  • THE WRITING LAB AND ANNEX provides access to the Internet and computers equipped with Microsoft Office Suite.

SATELLITE LOCATION

23801 Industrial Park Drive, Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Phone 248-427-1800
Fax 248-426-1212

The school’s 10,000 square foot, wheelchair accessible satellite facility houses five classrooms, 2  iMac labs, a production room as well as the graphics production room equipped with color printer, and matte supplies. Students also have access to professional video gear including cameras, portable light kits, sound equipment and camera support equipment.

PROGRAM EQUIPMENT & TOOLS

BMA | Broadcast Media Arts

The BMA program is available at the main campus in Southfield only. Students have the advantage of having classrooms, studios, labs, faculty and the Learning Resource Center all in one location. BMA students get the opportunity to work with the school’s radio and video equipment over a 12 month period. Students 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 for the online portions of the curriculum. All students will receive a Specs Howard-issued computer device as part of the Specs Howard Access to Resources for Education Program (SHARE). These devices include all necessary software to support in-class and online work. Upon completion of the program, these devices must be returned to the Learning Resource Center Coordinator in the condition issued.

DMA | Digital Media Arts

In-class portions of the DMA curriculum take place at the Farmington Hills Satellite Location. Classes meet in the internet-accessible SHS media labs, equipped with large screen monitors for viewing and critiquing student projects. Additionally, DMA students have access to HD Cameras, non-linear editing stations, light kits and audio equipment to produce video for the web.

DMA students have access to the Specs Howard School Learning Resource Center at the Southfield Campus, where they can make use of reference books, periodicals, computers with word processing capabilities and internet access and A/V resources.

All students must have unrestricted Internet access to support the requirements for the online portions of the curriculum. All students will receive a Specs Howard-issued computer device as part of the Specs Howard Access to Resources for Education Program (SHARE). These devices include all necessary software to support in-class and online work. Upon completion of the program, these devices must be returned to the Learning Resource Center Coordinator in the condition issued.

GFX | Graphic Design

GFX classes are held twice a week at the satellite location in Farmington Hills. GFX students also have access to the Graphic Design Lab (Wi-Fi, color printer, mat supplies, and graphics production room) without lab fees.

All students must have unrestricted Internet access to support the requirements for the online portions of the curriculum. All students will receive a Specs Howard-issued computer device as part of the Specs Howard Access to Resources for Education Program (SHARE). These devices include all necessary software to support in-class and online work. Upon completion of the program, these devices must be returned to the Learning Resource Center Coordinator in the condition issued.

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