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Dean's Welcome

Have you ever thought about what it means to be a creative professional? In today’s economy, those who are successful possess a unique combination of practical expertise and inspiration. 

The New England School of Communications (NESCom) at Husson University, Northern New England’s leading educator of creative professionals, is looking for students who are willing to embrace today’s technology and communications techniques to connect with others at both an intellectual and emotional level.

Our students often come to us with a spark of creativity. At NESCom, we teach students how to harness that energy and create careers where their originality can flourish.

NESCom students think outside of the box. They are dedicated to sharing their artistry through processes involving sight and sound.  Our faculty members, who have incredible amounts of industry experience and education, help our students master technology in a real-world learning environment.  Armed with the knowledge of how to create memorable audience experiences, our graduates leave Husson University ready to become successful. NESCom graduates enjoy going to work, doing jobs that are fun and in demand as part of professions that stretch their imagination and creativity to the limit.

If you are looking for an education where you can be yourself and develop your unique style, both in or out of the spotlight, then Husson University’s New England School of Communications is for you.

Our learn-by-doing approach offers students numerous opportunities to explore all that the communications industry has to offer.  Degree offerings include:

Further options that can be stacked onto degrees and vary students’ experiences, often without adding more classes than originally required, are certificates in any of the following areas:

  • Advanced Live Sound Production
  • Advanced Music Production
  • Advanced Post Production
  • Audio Engineering
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • Entertainment Design and Technology
  • Entertainment Production
  • Event Technician
  • Filmmaking Techniques
  • Fundamentals of Video Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing Communications
  • Photography
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Theater Performance

News and Sports: NESCom students have the opportunity to produce local and regional news, play-by-play for live sports, and broadcast it on the NESCom Broadcast Network (NBN) and our award winning radio station - WHSN-FM 89.3 FM.

Live Events: Our students produce concerts, sports and other newsworthy events in the community utilizing one of Maine’s most advanced broadcast mobile trucks. Live theatrical productions are also an option. You will be able to design, build, and manage all types of performances - everything from small community presentations to nationally recognized artists.

Recording Studios: Utilizing state of the art equipment, our students record bands in our new audio studio on an API console then post-produce the recording in ProTools in newly remodeled audio labs.

Entertainment Production: Husson University students are responsible for all of the technical and leadership positions necessary to produce a late-night talk show that airs on television stations throughout Maine.

Filmmaking: NESCom students write, produce, direct, shoot, and edit their own films. These films have won numerous awards at prestigious film festivals.

Outstanding Technology: NESCom equipment is the same technology used by today’s professionals. Unlike other communications programs, at NESCom, you will be able to start working with equipment your first year.

We are excited to announce that Fall 2021, we will be opening a new, state-of-the-art College Business building that will involve NESCom students working with technology and in collaborative efforts with IT, Business, Criminal Justice and other students.  You can find out more information about the forthcoming Interactive Experience Center (IEX Center) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXkNbMRYl4Q&t=1s  

We invite you to learn more about our degree and certification offerings. If you are new to the industry, NESCom is great way to begin a career. If you are a working professional, NESCom can help further your understanding of your current endeavors or help you branch into new areas.  Regardless of your communication career goals, your professional success begins at NESCom.

NESCom is creative, relevant, effective and transformative - #thisisNESCom.

Come join us!

 

Marie Hansen, JD, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP
Dean, New England School of Communications