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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

2017 Halfway to Comic-Con

Posted on Tue, Sep 5, 2017

This weekend is your chance to attend a Comic-Con right here in Metro Detroit. 

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Topics: Detroit, Specs Howard, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Comic Con, Broadcast, land of the lost, halfway to comic con, great lakes comic con, glcc, marvel, batman, comics

Graphic Means: A Documentary on the History of Graphic Design Production

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Graphic Means


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Topics: GFX, Specs Howard, Documentary, graphic desgin, graphic means, graphic design documentary, graphic design history

Follow us on Twitter during the Grand Prix Tweetup

Posted on Fri, May 22, 2015


Join Specs Howard and WXYZ for another tweetup in Detroit. 


There will be another great Tweetup happening on Friday, May 29th, 2015 during the Free Prix Day. The first 100 people that sign up will join Specs Howard and WXYZ in checking out the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and photographing the cars during practice. Attendees will also have access to behind-the-scenes areas where the Indycars set up. All pictures/videos/posts will be posted to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #DetroitGP, #TheInsideTrack and #SpecsHoward. 


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Topics: Specs Howard, Twitter, Detroit Grand Prix

Follow us on Twitter during the Auto Show Tweetup

Posted on Wed, Jan 14, 2015


#SpecsHoward and #7AutoShow Tweetup at #NAIAS


There will be another great Tweetup happening on January 15th, 2015 during the Industry Preview! The first 100 people that signed up will join Specs Howard and WXYZ in checking out the 2015 North American International Auto Show and photographing the cars before the show opens to the public. All pictures/videos/posts will be posted to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #7autoshow, #specshoward and #naias.  Check out some of last years photos here.   

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Topics: Specs Howard, Twitter, North American International Auto Show

Life Lessons From The Field: Matt “Easy E” Evans

Posted on Mon, Feb 17, 2014


“I think that was the first time Jay really took me seriously, and I learned I could do this radio thing in a real world setting, not just a classroom.”   – Matt Evans


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Topics: Interview, Career Services Letters, Radio, Grad Stories, BMA, Matt Evans, Specs Howard, Specs Grads, Career Services

Life Lessons From The Field: Casey Humbles

Posted on Fri, Feb 14, 2014

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“I work with a group of amazing individuals who come together as a whole, and represent the face of Disney for the Detroit area.”
-Casey Humbles

We asked Specs Grad Casey Humbles to share her story on working in the Broadcast Industry.


Where do you work and what do you do there?

I currently am a Promotions Assistant at Radio Disney-Detroit. I do promotions, like putting up tents and organizing giveaways, to operating the sound board during the Disney event shows.

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Topics: Television, Radio, Grad Stories, Specs Howard, News, Broadcasting

Specs Howard School Of Media Arts Celebrates 44 Years

Posted on Mon, Jan 13, 2014



44 years ago Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts opened it’s doors to students eager to train in the radio industry. Over the years, the school has expanded to include programs in all aspects of the media arts. This resulted in the renaming of the school in 2009 to Specs Howard School of Media Arts.

Since January 14th, 1970, there has been tremendous growth not only here at Specs Howard but also in the media industry. While we were just opening our doors in 1970, PBS and NPR were just opening their doors to the media world as well. In 1976, cable television was first went live. Shortly after that, we added our first television studio in 1981. That was also the year that MTV first aired playing “Video Killed the Radio Star” as their first song. The 90’s brought us the digital age. The first professional digital camera system and in home internet access was brought to life in the early 90’s. Naturally, in 1994 the school added non-linear digital video editing to it's curriculum. In 2003, the Adobe Creative Suite was founded, so in 2008 we added the Graphic Design Program.

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Topics: Specs Howard, News, Broadcasting, History, 44 years, 44th anniversary, curriculum, timeline

Continuing Your Education: Five Online Resources for Filmmakers

Posted on Fri, Jan 3, 2014

Written by Matt Winne

Let’s be honest.  No matter how much you learn in school

about a trade, you’re going to need to learn more.  This is true for any industry, but especially film and video.  In this industry changes occur rapidly: technology advances; new standards are created; new products emerge.  It can be difficult to keep up, but keeping up is vital to success. 

Your education must continue beyond the classroom, and

you will need to seek out new teachers.  Luckily there are many educational websites out there which feature tutorials, gear reviews, and examples of professional work.  Below is a list of five websites which consistently publish insightful and educational material about the film and video industry.


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Topics: Video Content, dslr, Tutorials, Specs Howard

Specs Howard Grad: Bridgette "Bri" Wood

Posted on Mon, Sep 30, 2013

Bridgette "Bri" Wood wanted a career, not just a job. After receiving her four year degree, she felt she needed more experience, "Even with the big classroom experience, I still needed more hands on." After meeting with the counselors and taking a tour, she knew Specs Howard School was the right fit.

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Topics: Grad Stories, detroit radio, Specs Howard, Broadcasting

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