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    Specs Howard 48th Anniversary

    Posted by Holly Krause on Sun, Jan 14, 2018
    Holly Krause

    SpecsHoward in 1989.jpegFounder, Specs Howard, in 1989

    Since its inception, Specs Howard has been dedicated to providing hands-on training in the media industries. Take a look at this brief history of the school! Share your favorite Specs Howard memories and pictures using #Specs48years !


    1970- The Specs Howard School begins offering programs in basic radio performance and federal licensing requirements. 

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    1973- The Specs Howard School incorporates its first on-air radio station, WNLD, as part of the radio program. 

    1978- The Specs Howard School receives accreditation. 

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    1981- The Specs Howard School adds its first TV studio, allowing students to study camera operation, lighting, directing and video editing. 

    1983- The school is approved for federal financial aid programs. 

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    1994- Keeping pace with new technologies, the school adds non-linear digital video editing to its curriculum. 

    2012 Graphic Design Student working in Matte Room.jpg

    2008- Due to demand for graphic and web design professionals, The Specs Howard School adds the Graphic Design program. 


    2009- The name of the school is changed to the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. 

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    2010- In response to increasing demand for web-based media professionals, the Digital Media Arts program is introduced. 


    2012- All Specs Howard programs become 12-month blended learning programs that combined classroom with weekly online components. 

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    2016- The Specs Howard School of Media Arts receives a "School of Distinction" award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). 






    Topics: Radio, Digital Media Arts, Specs Howard, Graphic Design, Broadcast Media Arts, 48 anniversary, tv

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