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Specs Howard 48th Anniversary

Posted on Sun, Jan 14, 2018

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 !

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

Industry Tips: How to Use Your Broadcasting Voice

Posted on Wed, May 31, 2017


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Topics: Broadcast Media Arts, industry tips

2016 Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Scholarship Award

Posted on Thu, Oct 13, 2016

 The Specs Howard School of Media Arts has had a long relationship with the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association (DSBA). This year the DSBA awarded two deserving Specs Howard students with an amazing scholarship. 

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Topics: BMA, scholarship, Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association, Broadcasting, Broadcast Media Arts, Broadcast Careers, sports scholarship, DSBA, sports

What is Broadcast Media Arts?

Posted on Thu, Apr 30, 2015


What is Broadcast Media Arts? 

Creating audio and video content and distributing it to the masses via radio, television or the web is broadcasting. Broadcast media arts is everything that goes into those productions. Being the voice or face of a show, running an audio board, directing live television, creating audio/visual effects and graphics, writing scripts, operating a camera and marketing via web and social media are all examples of what brings a broadcasted show together. 


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Topics: Broadcast Media Arts, Broadcast Careers

Top 10 Networking Tips

Posted on Tue, Feb 24, 2015




Meeting the right people at an event can be tough. You are in a room full of strangers, many who can help your career, and you have no idea how to act or what to say. We have collected our top 10 networking tips on how you can go from awkward introvert to social butterfly at your next event.




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Topics: Broadcast Media Arts, networking

Specs Howard's Top 15 Media Memes

Posted on Fri, Feb 20, 2015

We know you all loved our last blog with humorous graphic design memes, we had to do another one! This time we have gathered some that our Digital Media Arts and Broadcast Media Arts students and grads will relate to. 



Photo via: Pinterest.com

Sounds about right to us. 


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Topics: BMA, Digital Media Arts, Broadcast Media Arts, Memes, Humor

Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference

Posted on Tue, Jan 27, 2015


The Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference (GLBC) is being held March 10-11 in Lansing, MI. The conference features educational and networking events for radio, television, and media professionals in the Midwest. The two days are full of great speakers including Specs Howard’s own Vice President of Education and Emmy award-winning, Steve Julin.


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Topics: Broadcast Media Arts

WXYZ expands into new downtown broadcast studio

Posted on Sat, Nov 15, 2014

WXYZ_Joann Purtan_ new studio



WXYZ Channel 7, the ABC affiliate in Detroit, are expanding their studios into downtown in the Chase Tower.

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Topics: Detroit, BMA, Broadcast Media Arts

Basic Scene Lighting -- Sculpting your scene with light

Posted on Tue, Oct 14, 2014



Broadcast Media Arts Freestyle Friday

Basic Scene Lighting -- Sculpting your scene with light

Friday October 24 | 11am – 1pm | Studio A 


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Topics: Broadcast Media Arts, Freestyle Friday

Life Lessons From The Field: Cody Trombley

Posted on Tue, May 13, 2014


"Remember nothing is below you.  Do everything you are asked and you will get places. Just take "no" out of your vocabulary." -Cody Trombley


We ask Specs Grad Cody Trombley, Promotions Director for Channel 955 & 100.3 WNIC, to share her path and give some advice on working in the radio industry.

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Topics: Radio, Grad Stories, Broadcast Media Arts

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