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Entertainment Production at Husson University

NESCom Certificates

In our rapidly-evolving, knowledge-based economy, workers are struggling to keep up with the latest technologies and skills.  These challenging certificate programs teach skills that are directly transferable to the workplace or as credits toward a degree at Husson University.  Students who are currently enrolled in a degree program at Husson can add a certificate to their credentials as well.  Hands-on classes offer high-level training in the most current industry practices and emphasize learning by doing.  Instructors are respected professionals currently working in the field.  You may choose from the following options of certificates at the New England School of Communications:

Advanced Live Sound Technology

This certificate is designed for students that would like to complement their current skill set in audio engineering with the advanced skills of live sound that would allow them to further their career options.  Courses will provide students with applicable skills in advanced sound reinforcement and speaker system technology.  Students will also gain valuable experience working live events for NESCom Mobile Productions and with the Live Sound department.

Students enrolled in the B.S in Communications Technology - Live Sound Technology Program are not eligible for this certificate.    

REQUIRED COURSES
CT 206 Intro to Live Sound Tech 3
CT 213 Pro Tools I 3
CT 250 Applications of Live Sound Tech 3
CT 251 Sound Reinf Techniques I 3
CT 337 Sound Reinf Techniques II 2
CT 352 Speaker Systems: Design and Optimization 3
Total Hours 17


Audio Engineering

This certificate is designed for students that would like to complement their current skill set whether communications related or not with the fundamentals skills of audio engineering.  Courses will provide students with a basic knowledge in audio vocabulary, careers, equipment, software, introductory recording & mixing, technology, & music production.

Students enrolled in the B.S in Communications Technology - Live Sound Technology Program or B.S in Communications Technology – Audio Engineering Program are not eligible for this certificate.               

REQUIRED COURSES
CT 110 Audio Technology I 3
CT 112 Applied Audio Technology I 2
CT 206 Intro to Live Sound Tech 3
CT 213 Pro Tools I 3
CT 270 Audio Technology II, Multitrack Recording & Mixing 3
CT 271 Applied Audio Technology II, Multitrack Recording & Mixing Lab 2
Total Hours 16


Digital and Social Media Marketing

The Certificate in Digital and Social Media Marketing provides students with knowledge of the online and social media marketplace and how to strategically leverage it for business success. Students learn the fundamentals of online marketing, how to develop and gain online insight and apply that knowledge to develop marketing messages and then produce digital content and deliverables. Students learn principles of inbound marketing, organic search engine marketing, website promotion, online advertising, and analytics and conversation tracking. Students will develop and execute an actionable plan for digital marketing of businesses as well as personal brands. This certificate is designed for students as well as working professionals in the field of advertising, public relations, marketing and small business.

REQUIRED COURSES
IT 202 Web Design for Non-Majors 3
IT 211 Search Engine Marketing 3
MC 220 Introduction to Marketing 3
MC 228 Digital Marketing and Principles 3
MC 322 Social Media Marketing 3
Total Hours 15


Entertainment and Design Technology

Students interested in broadening their technical skills in the technical operations of entertainment venues should consider a Certificate in Entertainment Design and Technology.  This program covers basic design, stage automation, lighting, audio and CAD design.

These courses can be applied towards a B.S. degree at Husson University in any appropriately related field, as a way to augment a student’s current degree and provide for the diverse challenges found in the many career opportunities within the communications industry.   

REQUIRED COURSES
EP 118 Entertainment Safety 3
EP 122 Event Design & Technology I 3
EP 131 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting 3
EP 221 Computer Aided Drafting/3D Visualization 3
EP 221 Computer Aided Drafting/3D Visualization 3
EP 221 Computer Aided Drafting/3D Visualization 3
Choose one from the following 3
Audio for Event Management
Advanced Stage Lighting
Entertainment Design and Technology II
Drawing I
Painting I
Networking
Total Hours 15


Entertainment Production

This certificate program is designed to provide an overview of the conceptual skills demanded by the entertainment industry.  The program covers basic concepts and skills in design, technology and management process that are used in entertainment venues such as stages, concerts, cruise ships, trade shows, and theme parks.

These courses can be applied to a B.S. degree at Husson University in any appropriately related field, as a way to augment a student’s current degree and provide for the diverse challenges found in the many career platforms within the communications industry.   This Certificate will also be of value to Husson’s International initiatives, as it creates a broad overview of the entire EP Program.   

REQUIRED COURSES
EP 111 Introduction to Theatre 3
EP 118 Entertainment Safety 3
EP 122 Event Design & Technology I 3
Choose two of the following 6
Fundamentals of Stage Lighting
History of Theatre
Production Management
Business of Theatre
Total Hours 15


Fundamentals of Live Sound

This certificate is designed for students that would like to complement their current skill set whether communications related or not with the fundamentals skills of audio engineering.  Courses will provide students with a basic knowledge in live sound vocabulary, careers, equipment, software, sound reinforcement technology, and concert production.

Students enrolled in the B.S in Communications Technology - Live Sound Technology Program or B.S in Communications Technology – Audio Engineering Program are not eligible for this certificate.     

REQUIRED COURSES
CT 110 Audio Technology I 3
CT 112 Applied Audio Technology I 2
CT 206 Intro to Live Sound Tech 3
CT 213 Pro Tools 3
CT 250 Applications of Live Sound Tech 3
CT 251 Sound Reinf Techniques I 3
Total Hours 17


Graphic Design

Society has become more reliant on visual communication and as a result Graphic Design has become a critical element in many fields. The Certificate in Graphic Design Certificate spotlights the design process and how to develop a piece from concept to delivery. The program covers design and technology processes that are used in print, web, visual and production design. Students will learn the elements of and how to design posters, packages, publications, exhibitions, information displays and web pages. Students will learn imaging creation using contemporary technical skills and industry standard software. These studio courses provide students with practical experience in design across multiple design disciplines and media. Students will develop a portfolio that demonstrates their design skill and knowledge.

These courses can be applied towards a B.S. degree at Husson University in any appropriately related field, as a way to augment a student’s current degree or for a professional interested in advancing his skill set or exploring a new career field. 

CORE COURSES
CT 245 Digital Photography I 3
MC 245 Graphic Design for Print 3
MC 329 Digital Illustration for Design 3
MC 335 Graphic Design for Print II 3
Choose one of the following 3
Web Design for Non-Majors
Drawing I
Total Hours 15

Marketing Communications

The Certificate in Marketing Communications is designed for those students, including international students, who want an exposure to the creative side of business known as Marketing Communications.  Topics covered include an overview of public relations, advertising, graphic design, and social media marketing.  Students learn to develop and leverage customer insight and apply that knowledge to develop the marketing message and then, produce creative content and deliverables.  For international students, the curriculum can be completed in a single semester. 

CORE COURSES
MC 116 Intro to Public Relations 3
MC 245 Graphic Design 3
MC 322 Social Media Marketing 3
Choose one of the following
BA 421
Integrated Marketing Communications 3
MC 216 Principles of Advertising 3
Choose one of the following
BA 321
Marketing Fundamentals 3
MC 220 Introduction to Marketing 3
Total Hours 15

Photography

Photography has seen significant changes over the last ten years. The incorporation of sensor technology, which displaced film is the most obvious, but not the most significant. The most substantial displacement occurred fueled by social media and its integration with smart phones. Applications were created to bypass the disciplines associated with traditional photography. The photography certificate is designed to reestablish a link to traditional fundamental photographic practices, while embracing relevant technological advancements.

Students in the more obvious visual arts fields like video, marketing, and journalism can benefit from this certificate, as well as those in entertainment production, criminology, and others. The assemblage of the courses within this certificate provides historical perspective, compositional aesthetics, lighting, and lens perspective, which are all still relevant. Students who successfully complete this certificate will have a distinct and identifiable skill, which will enhance their resume. 

CORE COURSES
CT 245 Photography I 3
CT 345 Photography II 3
FA 240 History of Photography 3
MC 347 Photojournalism 3
Choose one of the following
CJ 221
Criminalistics 3
CJ 493 Forensic Seminar 3
CT 105 Video production I 3
CT 114 The Design of Cinema 3
EP 131 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting 3
FA 120 Drawing I 3
FA 205 Painting I 3
IT 202 Web Design for Non-Majors 3
CJ 493 Web Design - Content Layer 3
MC 245 Graphic Design 3
Total Hours 15
Name
Phone and Email Address
Marcia Perry Mitchell
Administrative Assistant, New England School of Communications
207.973.1025
mitchellma@husson.edu
2nd Floor, Wildey Communications Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401