A partnership between Lawrence Tech and the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts makes it possible for students to earn their associate degree by combining the practical knowledge gained at Specs Howard with courses from Lawrence Tech's core liberal arts curriculum and several focused communication courses. A further benefit is that course work completed for the AARTB is transferable to Lawrence Tech's baccalaureate program in Media Communication.
Students who successfully complete the eight-month curriculum at Specs Howard are eligible to transfer 24 credits toward the 60 credit hours required for the AARTB. Those who have completed Specs Howard's 12-month curriculum can transfer an additional three credit hours. This program is offered EXCLUSIVELY to students who have completed either the 8-month or 12-month curriculum at Specs Howard and is not open for general admission.
The benefits of the AARTB program at Lawrence Tech go beyond another option for continuing your education. The Lawrence Tech core curriculum provides an interactive engagement with writing, speaking, literature, history, philosophy, mathematics, science, and the arts—the broad intellectual experience and training in analysis and problem solving necessary for success in today's world. Two additional courses complement the objectives of the Specs Howard curriculum by focusing on the development of specialized communication skills (Writing for Electronc and Print Media and Introduction to Rhetoric).
The goal of the AARTB program is to provide you with the capabilities needed for a successful career, including:
This 60-credit-hour program consists of:
For more information, contact the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (248.204.3520).