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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

THE SPECS HOWARD SCHOOL is located at 19900 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075
The Specs Howard School facilities include editing labs equipped with iMacs, Mac Pros and other PCs, audio and video editing software, a wide range of electronic news gathering equipment, a newsroom with access to Metro Source News Service, on-campus radio stations and practice studios, graphic design software and a matte room which includes a high-quality printer.

As part of our Learning Resource System, the SHARE Program (Specs Howard Access to Resources for Education) lends all students a computer device for the duration of their enrollment at the Specs Howard School. To further augment their education, the Learning Resource Center (LRC), which is a part of the Learning Resource System, provides all Specs Howard students with access to computers, software, a printer, WiFi, books and periodicals related to each curriculum, and training videos.

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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