New England School of Communications
|New England School of Communications|
|Type||Part of Husson University|
|Admin. staff||92 (total all categories)|
|Undergraduates||561 (Fall 2011)|
|Location||Bangor, ME, USA
|Campus||suburban (200 acres or 81 ha)|
|Colors||Red, Black, and White|
New England School of Communications (NESCom) is a private, liberal arts college located in Bangor, Maine. The school focuses exclusively on undergraduate education in communications technology. The student body has 440 undergraduates which come primarily from Maine (77%) and is 75% male. The school has an admissions rate of 66%. It has been located on the campus of Husson University since 1985, and has been owned by Husson since 1997. In 2013, Husson University announced it had received permission from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to formally incorporate NESCom as a constituent college.
The New England School of Communications began as the New England School of Broadcasting (NESB, nicknamed "Nessbee") in 1981. It had an educational mission to train students for positions in the broadcasting industry. The school's first campus was in a downtown location called the "Broadcast House" in 1983. The location proved to be temporary as the school's growth required a bigger campus. In 1985, NESB moved to a location on the campus of Husson College and continued to grow by providing housing, dining, a gymnasium and other campus amenities. NESCom was acquired by Husson in 1997. In 2001, a new Communication Center was established for the school with a new wing added in 2004.
The current physical layout of the New England School of Communications/Husson University Campus includes the Gym, the O'Donnell Commons, home to the Schools of Education and Health, the Peabody academic building, Dickerman Dining Hall, the Dyke Center for Family Business, the NESCom building and the residence halls (Hart, Carlisle, and Bell). Two walking trails circle the outer perimeter for walks through the Maine forest.
NESCom offers a Bachelor of Science Degree program in Communications Technology, with concentrations available in Audio Engineering, Live Sound Engineering, Entertainment Production, WebMedia, Journalism, Sports Journalism, Marketing Communications, Radio Broadcasting (including campus station WHSN), and Video Production.