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Audio Engineering A
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Audio Engineering, Music Production, Music Recording, Broadcast Audio

Audio Engineering

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.

For Fall 2020, Communications Technology will be replaced by two new programs:

Audio Engineering with concentrations in Music Production, Post Production and Live Sound Production

Video Production, with a concentration in Film Production

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Three Separate But Interwoven Concentrations

Over two dozen courses are offered between the Live Sound Production, Music Production and Post Production concentrations. There are also electives in mass communication, marketing, web design, video/film production, graphic/visual design 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.

Choose Your Concentration:

Graphic/Visual Design *New for Fall 2020 A
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Graphic Visual Design, technology, web design, user experience, UX, 3-D graphics, augmented reality

Graphic/Visual Design *New for Fall 2020

New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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 * Now accepting applications for Fall 2020 enrollment. Please inquire at admit@husson.edu or 207.941.7000

If you’re creative, like to work with technology, have a good visual sense, and want a career that uses your imagination, you may want to earn a degree in Graphic/Visual Design. Graphic designers convey messages visually for businesses and organizations. They use specialized software to create logos, motion design, print materials, web sites and much more. At Husson, you’ll explore topics such as animation, 3-D graphics, web design, graphic design, user experience, and virtual and augmented reality environments. You’ll work hands-on, learning to develop content for a wide range of areas, including marketing, business operations and engineering, while gaining experience. And you’ll practice your craft in state-of-the-art learning facilities such as Gracie Theatre, Wildey Communications Center and the Interactive Experience Center (IEX), slated to open in 2021.

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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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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.

Marketing Communications A
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Marketing communications, advertising, public relations

Marketing 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 program also includes 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.

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

Video/Film Production

New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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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/film 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/film production students begin working with equipment in their first year.

For Fall 2020, Communications Technology will be replaced by two new programs:

Audio Engineering with concentrations in Music Production, Post Production and Live Sound Production

Video Production, with a concentration in Film Production

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Industry-Standard Technology

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

  • RED Epic and Raven digital filmmaking camera packages
  • 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 Premiere
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Certificate in Entertainment Design and Technology A
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Certificate in Entertainment Design and Technology

New England School of Communications
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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
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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 Event Technician A
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Event Technician

Certificate in Event Technician

New England School of Communications
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This certificate in event technician would increase work readiness in theatrical, broadcast, touring, and AV technology industries.

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Certificate in Fundamentals of Video Production A
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Fundamentals of Video Production

Certificate in Fundamentals of Video Production

New England School of Communications
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This certificate is designed for students who would like to complement their current skill set, whether communications related or not, with the fundamental skills of video production. Courses will provide students with a basic knowledge in video vocabulary, careers, equipment, software, broadcast and studio production.

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Certificate in Graphic Design A
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Certificate in Graphic Design

New England School of Communications
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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 Music Production A
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Music production, live sound production, post production, advanced mixing, recording, music production techniques, recording

Certificate in Advanced Music Production

New England School of Communications
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Add advanced skills of music production to your proficiency in either live sound production or post production. You'll learn advanced mixing, recording, and music production techniques and gain valuable experience working recording events in the NESCom audio studio and with the video department.

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To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.
Certificate in Advanced Post Production A
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Live sound production, music production, post production, foley recording, dialogue recording, field recording, production techniques, video shoots, field productions, film shoots

Certificate in Advanced Post Production

New England School of Communications
Certificate

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Combine your current proficienty in either live sound production or music production with advanced skills in post production. You'll learn foley recording, dialogue recording, and field recording and production techniques and also gain valuable experience working video shoots, field productions, and film shoots with the video department.

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To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.
Certificate in Filmmaking Technique A
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filmmaking technique, certificate, storytelling, production, live production, documentaries, commercials

Certificate in Filmmaking Technique

New England School of Communications
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Through this program, you'll learn the unique characteristics of filmmaking and storytelling, in both the planning and the artistic development of production. These skills can be applied to filmmaking, live production, documentaries and commercials, preparing you to build a career in this exciting industry.

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To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.

Certificate in Theater Performance A
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theater performance, stage, spotlight, journalism, sports journalism, radio broadcasting

Certificate in Theater Performance

New England School of Communications
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Expand your performance opportunities to gain experience being on stage and in the spotlight. This certificate is designed for those on a career path such as journalism, sports journalism and radio broadcasting, as well as for those who want to participate in creative projects shared in the public arena.

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To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.

Certificate in Advanced Live Sound Production A
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Audio engineering, live sound, advanced sound reinforcement, speak system technology

Certificate in Advanced Live Sound Production

New England School of Communications
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Expand your career options in audio engineering with advanced skills in live sound. You'll learn advanced sound reinforcement and speaker system technology and gain valuable experience working live events for NESCom Mobile Productions and with the Live Sound department.

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To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu
Certificate in Marketing Communications A
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Certificate in Marketing Communications

New England School of Communications
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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
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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 Radio Broadcasting A
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Radio Broadcasting

Certificate in Radio Broadcasting

New England School of Communications
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A Radio Broadcasting Certificate will train students on radio production and operational skills, including introduction to FCC rules and regulations, on-air performance as well as short and long form production.

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Certificate in Audio Engineering A
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Certificate in Audio Engineering

New England School of Communications
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Gain knowledge of radio production and operational skills, including introduction to FCC rules and regulations, on-air performance as well as short and long form production. This is an opportunity to add performance and production media skills to your existing skill sets.

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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
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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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