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Audio Engineering / Communications Technology A
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Audio Engineering, Music Production, Music Recording, Broadcast Audio

Audio Engineering / Communications Technology

New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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The world of professional audio is broad, exciting, and competitive. NESCom Audio Engineering is unique in its diverse approach to preparing students for success in this rewarding industry. In addition to music production and recording, NESCom can prepare graduates for a variety of audio careers including post-production, live sound, and broadcast audio.

Audio Engineering students receive training in recording, mixing, and editing; a foundation in the physics of sound and electricity; and an in-depth survey of popular music fundamentals. With plenty of hands-on labs, students learn engineering techniques from expert faculty as they master equipment in world-class studios. Following a junior year choice between a focus in music recording or post-production, students culminate their studies with either a music album project, or a film or TV project in which they must capture, edit, and mix all dialogue, music, and sound effects.

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Two Separate But Interwoven Concentrations

Over two dozen courses are offered between the Audio Engineering and Live Sound Technology concentrations. There are also electives in marketing, web design, video/film, and entertainment production, for students to acquire the unique and diverse education they desire.

Entertainment Production A
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Entertainment Production, EP, Theatre Production, Set Production

Entertainment Production

New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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Rooted in the traditions of technical theatre, the Entertainment Production (EP) program is dedicated to providing professional “behind-the-scene” knowledge and skills that will make our graduates valuable additions to the diverse venues within the entertainment industry. Many entertainment platforms use the same design concepts, technologies and management skill sets formulated by the performing arts. Traditional production techniques normally associated with theatre are being employed in theme parks, athletic events, convention centers, cruise ships, casinos, rock concerts, shopping malls, museum exhibitions, television and even political rallies. Wherever an audience gathers to be entertained, the backstage techniques covered in the EP Program are employed.

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The primary instructional facility for the program is the beautiful Gracie Theatre, a 500-seat performance space with 192 ETC Dimmers, a Meyer audio array, a scene shop, dressing rooms, production booths, a full fly system and black box studio. EP students learn their craft within this space and have the opportunity to practice these skills through real-world experiences in a working theatre.

Journalism / Mass Communications A
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Journalism, Reporting, News Writer, News Broadcasting

Journalism / Mass Communications

New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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Presque Isle
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As part of keeping pace with modern industry practices, the Journalism program at Husson University’s New England School of Communications (NESCom) provides the education and skills graduates need to deliver news and information through multiple media platforms. You’ll learn how to write, report, and produce the news for the Web, newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio. This includes learning how to conduct interviews, shoot and edit video, gather and edit sound for radio through the University’s radio station (WHSN) and television broadcast network. And as part of your education, you’ll learn how news organizations function. Whether you envision a career as a digital news reporter, TV news reporter or anchor, you’ll get the education that can help you launch your career. Students participate in actual news reports so they’ll have the experience they need to hit the ground running after graduation.

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Two Separate But Interwoven Concentrations
With over two dozen courses between the Journalism and Sports Journalism concentrations, as well as scores of electives in marketing, web design, video/film, and entertainment production, options exist for students to receive the unique and diverse training they desire.

Live Sound Technology / Communications Technology A
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Live Sound Technology, Music Production, Concert Production, Sound Mixing

Live Sound Technology / Communications Technology

New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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Presque Isle
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The live audio industry is a growing field that demands technical and creative excellence. From mixing sound for concerts, theatrical productions, live television, or sporting events, to the installation of cutting edge systems in venues of all sizes, live audio is exciting career choice.

Melding academic instruction in audio, electronics, and music, with hands-on training in equipment operation and show management, the New England School of Communications (NESCom) Live Sound Technology concentration prepares students to begin their careers with the knowledge and practical skills they need to succeed. In addition to weekly training in small group sessions and independent production assignments in practice labs, students receive engineering opportunities at a variety of events. From mixing concerts in the beautiful Gracie Theatre, to mixing sporting events in the NESCom Mobile Productions remote broadcast truck, Live Sound students build their skills through challenging and rewarding real-world experience.

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Two Separate But Interwoven Concentrations

Over two dozen courses are offered between the Audio Engineering and Live Sound Technology concentrations. There are also electives in marketing, web design, video/film, and entertainment production, for students to acquire the unique and diverse education they desire.

Marketing Communications / Mass Communications A
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Marketing communications, advertising, public relations

Marketing Communications / Mass Communications

New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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If you like doing something different everyday, enjoy talking to people, are passionate and creative, write well, and can work by yourself as well as with a team, then a Marketing Communications career may be for you. Marketing Communications is about creating and refining the images and message to the consumer and the public. Our students learn about the integrated use of marketing, public relations, advertising, graphic design and social media. The Marketing Communications concentration also can include courses in web design, video/film, photography, entertainment production, hospitality management and business. The options exist for students to receive the unique and diverse education they desire.

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Outside of Class Opportunities
As part of their studies, students can attend professional development workshops and networking sessions as part of the program’s partnership with the Maine Public Relations Council and our chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Radio Broadcasting / Mass Communications A
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Radio Broadcasting, DJ,

Radio Broadcasting / Mass Communications

New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

Bangor
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Presque Isle
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An on-air personality’s role is to entertain and provide information, but the skills and knowledge a radio professional needs to succeed have moved far beyond being just “the voice”. As a student pursuing a concentration in Radio Broadcasting, you’ll train in our award-winning campus radio station, Bangor’s Alternative, WHSN 89.3 FM (whsn-fm.com), broadcasting at 3,000 watts and streaming online. At WHSN-FM, students can elevate their knowledge of the broadcast industry while enhancing their on-air skills. The station also provides students with experiential learning opportunities where knowledge gained through coursework can be directly applied to professional-quality programming. The curriculum includes courses on commercial and show production; music and sports programming; and station management.

In addition to in-class sessions with instructors, students hone their craft through air shifts on our campus radio station WHSN-FM 89.3  a 3,000 watt station.  As part of their involvement with the daily operations of WHSN, students will have the opportunity to handle live broadcast, voice-tracking, remotes, interviews, news and weather, public affairs, give-aways, field production and more. 

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Award Winning

WHSN-FM 89.3 is an award winning radio station, recognized regionally by the Maine Association of Broadcasters and Associated Press and nationally by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). 2016 Nominee for Non-commercial Radio Station of the Year, National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Awards.

Sports Journalism / Mass Communications A
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Sports Journalism, Sports Reporting, Sports Writer, Sports Broadcasting

Sports Journalism / Mass Communications

New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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In our Sports Journalism program, you’ll learn how to work as a journalist with a special interest, knowledge and skills in sports. Our students learn how to find and work with sports information. They also learn how to report, write, shoot and edit sports news for print, audio, video and on-air broadcasts. The Web, newspapers, magazines, radio and television all play a role in a graduate’s education. You’ll gain hands-on experience reporting sports news and doing play-by-play, interviews and color commentary for our radio station, WHSN 89.3 FM, for our television mobile-production unit and for our TV news and sports programming. And you can be a sports writer for our student-run, online newspaper The Spectator.

Our focus is to prepare our Sports Journalism students to become “backpack” journalists. They learn not only the writing part of the job but also the photography and video skills needed to be successful in this evolving field. 

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Two Separate But Interwoven Concentrations
With over two dozen courses between the Journalism and Sports Journalism concentrations, as well as scores of electives in marketing, web design, video/film, and entertainment production, options exist for students to receive the unique and diverse training they desire.

Video Production / Communications Technology A
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Live Sound Technology, Music Production, Concert Production, Sound Mixing

Video Production / Communications Technology

New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

Bangor
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Presque Isle
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If your dream is to make films, shoot commercials, plan a documentary or direct a live television show, this program is for you. With courses in lighting, editing, directing, audio and videography, the New England School of Communications (NESCom) video production program prepares students to step into the workforce with hands-on experience using industry-standard equipment. With hundreds of years of collective industry experience, our faculty work to help you develop expertise and creativity as you master the professional production, knowledge and skills employers demand. As part of their studies, students participate in live news and sports television broadcasts, film productions and group projects. Unlike other programs, NESCom Video Production students begin working with equipment in their first year.

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Industry-Standard Technology

NESCom continually invests in facilities and equipment including 4K technology.

  • A RED Epic digital filmmaking camera package
  • A Sony FS7 digital cinema package
  • HD camera packages from Sony, Panasonic, Hitachi, and Canon
  • Student-to-camera ratios that average 5-to-1
  • Dollies, jibs, sliders, and Steadicam
  • Over 20 light kits, including Dedo, Diva, HMI, Arri, and Lowell lights
  • A nine-camera live mobile production unit with full switching and audio capabilities
  • A broadcast-quality television studio
  • Numerous edit stations with Apple, AVID, and Adobe software
Program Bangor Westbrook Presque Isle Keywords Content
Program Bangor Westbrook Presque Isle Keywords Content
Certificate in Audio Engineering A
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Certificate in Audio Engineering

New England School of Communications
Certificate

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This certificate is designed for students interested in courses providing basic knowledge in audio vocabulary, careers, equipment, software, introductory recording & mixing, technology, and music production.

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Certificate in Entertainment and Design Technology A
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Certificate in Entertainment and Design Technology

New England School of Communications
Certificate

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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.

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Certificate in Entertainment Production A
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Certificate in Entertainment Production

New England School of Communications
Certificate

Bangor
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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.

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Certificate in Fundamentals of Live Sound A
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Certificate in Fundamentals of Live Sound

New England School of Communications
Certificate

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Presque Isle
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This certificate is designed for students interested in courses providing basic knowledge in live sound vocabulary, careers, equipment, software, sound reinforcement technology, and concert production.

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Certificate in Graphic Design A
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Certificate in Graphic Design

New England School of Communications
Certificate

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Presque Isle
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The Certificate in Graphic Design focuses on 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 develop a portfolio that demonstrates their design skill and knowledge.

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Certificate in Advanced Live Sound Technology A
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Certificate in Advanced Live Sound Technology

New England School of Communications
Certificate

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Students will gain valuable experience through courses that provide applicable skills in advanced sound reinforcement and speaker system technology, while also working live events for NESCom Mobile Productions and with the Live Sound department. 

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Certificate in Marketing Communications A
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Certificate in Marketing Communications

New England School of Communications
Certificate

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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.

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Certificate in Photography A
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Certificate in Photography

New England School of Communications
Certificate

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Presque Isle
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The photography certificate is designed to reestablish a link to traditional fundamental photographic practices, while embracing relevant technological advancements. The collection of courses within this certificate provides historical perspective, compositional aesthetics, lighting, and lens perspective, which are all still relevant.

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Certificate in Digital and Social Media Marketing A
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Certificate in Digital and Social Media Marketing

New England School of Communications
Certificate

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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. This certificate is designed for students as well as working professionals in the field of advertising, public relations, marketing and small business.

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