Specs Howard School of Media Arts
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|Specs Howard School of Media Arts|
|Location||Southfield, Michigan, USA|
|Former names||Lee Alan School of Broadcast Arts, Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts|
|Mascot||Specs & Howard|
|Mascots Specs & Howard|
Specs Howard School of Media Arts is an educational institution, dedicated to preparing people for a career in radio and television broadcasting, graphic design, and digital media arts. It is based in Southfield, Michigan, USA and is named after its founder, Specs Howard. Specs Howard School also has a satellite location, located at 23801 Industrial Park Dr. in Farmington Hills.
Specs Howard was born 8 April 1926, in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. In 1948, he received a B.A. degree in history/political science and radio speech and dramatics from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. That same year, he opened his own radio station in Pennsylvania. Later, Howard moved to Cleveland and continued his broadcast career there. In 1962, he joined forces with Harry Martin, launching The Martin and Howard Show, which remained on the air in Cleveland until the duo moved to Detroit in January 1967. The show aired for another year in Detroit.
In 2009, the school changed its name to the "Specs Howard School of Media Arts" to reflect the broader scope of training offered.
Students at Specs Howard obtain a broad spectrum of skills and techniques in both traditional and non traditional broadcasting. Specs Howard has three main programs which students can choose from, Broadcast Media Arts, Digital Media Arts, and Graphic Design.
Specs Howard School offers 12-month programs, with day and evening classes that feature blended learning. Students receive a mix of online learning with hands-on courses that meet twice a week.
Students of Specs Howard go on to become on air radio and television talent, videographers, web designers, print designers, motion graphic artists, and more. They learn about the industry first hand from experienced professionals who are still working in the field they teach.