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Lawrence Technological University is continuing the Specs Howard School of Media Arts legacy. Whether you work toward a certificate or a degree, or you take online or on campus classes, you will learn the latest technology and gain hands-on experience. Access to state-of-the art equipment, project-based coursework, and LTU’s theory and practice education, prepare you for a broad spectrum of careers within the media industry.

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 Spring 2022  Fall 2022 

Some of the programs available are:

This 12-month program trains students in the core radio, television and new media broadcasting skills needed to bring stories to life. 

Graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, and competencies to:

  • Deliver on-air news, sports, weather and features
  • Write news stories for on-air broadcast
  • Market and manage company branding via web and social media
  • Edit program material using non-linear editing stations
  • Operate professional news gathering equipment
  • Work with industry-standard software to create audio, video and graphic effects

Course requirements for Broadcast Media Arts Certificate: 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Fundamentals of Radio Digital Audio Concepts On-Air Radio
Fundamentals of Television Digital Video Concepts TV Field Production

Learn the fundamentals of quality digital video creation, production, and editing. 

Graduates will possess the knowledge, skills and competencies to:

  • Transform scripts into video productions
  • Create and maintain a website
  • Edit program material using non-linear editing stations
  • Work with multiple software programs to create still and motion graphics
  • Publish video to the web

Course requirements for Digital Media Arts Certificate: 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Production Fundamentals  Digital Video Production Media for the Web
Visual Storytelling  Motion Graphics  Advanced Portfolio

Find out how to visually communicate brand, concepts and ideas for print and web design.

Graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, and competencies to:

  • Deliver on-air news, sports, weather and features
  • Write news stories for on-air broadcast
  • Market and manage company branding via web and social media
  • Edit program material using non-linear editing stations
  • Operate professional news gathering equipment
  • Work with industry-standard software to create audio, video and graphic effects

Course requirements for Graphic Design Certificate: 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Web Design Essentials  Portfolio Development 
Intro to Computer Graphics  Visual Branding and Identity Advanced Projects 

Tuition

Tuition is $16,900 total for the LTU Professional Development Certificate in Broadcast Media Arts, Graphic Design or Digital Media Arts.

Scholarships

  • LTU Professional Development Certificate – worth $10,000 upon admission toward a professional development certificate in Broadcast Media Arts, Graphic Design or Digital Media Arts
  • LTU STEM Associate Degree Scholarship – worth $22,320 to help complete an associate degree
  • LTU STEM Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship – worth $42,160 toward a bachelor’s degree in selected fields of study

Want to learn more about affordability and scholarships? Visit www.ltu.edu/financial_aid/scholarships.asp

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Take your skills a step further! Develop specialized communication skills and gain a deeper understanding of different topics including history, research, and ethical considerations. Broaden your knowledge and expand your career options with an associate degree.

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Learn the fundamentals of electronics, music theory, and sound technology. LTU grads have found employment with broadcast networks, multimedia firms, automotive companies, and in the arts and entertainment industry.

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This program will train you to move with confidence and agility among all areas of media communication including film/television production, journalism, broadcasting, post-production, and digital marketing. Gain market-ready skills, which can prepare you for a variety of careers in the studio, on location, and in the digital world.

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