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.
3 Media Arts Certificates to get you on your way.
Our BMA program teaches radio, television and new-media broadcasting, on-air and on-camera presentation, live broadcasts, news and feature writing, lighting techniques, camera operation, voice work, field production, digital editing, graphics for broadcast and career preparation.
Our DMA program trains students in digital video and image production, editing and technical operation and offers hands-on experience in areas from project management and script writing, to image manipulation, HD camera operation, pre- and post-production and career preparation.
Our GCX program immerses students in image creation and manipulation, digital imaging, web design, document creation, branding and logo creation, graphics for the web, camera and lighting techniques, social media and career preparation.
Tuition & Scholarships
Tuition is $16,900 total for the LTU Professional Development Certificates. Upon Admission, students will receive a $10,000 scholarship toward a certificate in the areas of:
- Broadcast Media Arts
- Digital Media Arts
- Graphic Communication
Scholarship Opportunities for other LTU programs:
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
Take it further with a
Degree from LTU
Associate of Arts in
Designed for students transferring from the Broadcast Media Arts or Digital Media Arts certificate. Do you have a passion for radio, television, or media arts? Is a competitive edge important to you? Are you a current Specs@LTU student or a graduate of the Specs Howard School of Media Arts? If you answered yes to all three questions, then an Associate of Arts in Media Arts and Production from Lawrence Tech might be the program for you. Not only will you broaden your knowledge and expand your career options, this degree can be used as a steppingstone toward LTU's Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication.
Bachelor of Arts
Designed for students transferring from the Broadcast Media Arts or Digital Media Arts certificate. This program fulfills the LTU mission of "theory and practice" by offering students a background in critical film and media studies that is balanced with market-ready skills in media production. After graduation, students are prepared for a variety of careers in the studio, on location, and in the digital world.
Associate of Applied Science
Designed for students transferring from the Graphic Communication certificate. Join our NASAD-accredited Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design program to prepare for a career in this dynamic field. Our program will give you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of graphic design, including typography, color theory, design principles and methodologies, and professional practice. The program is designed to be flexible, so you can tailor your studies to your interests and career goals through elective.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Designed for students transferring from the Graphic Communication certificate. Join LTU's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design program, and you'll be equipped with the essential skills and knowledge to excel in the dynamic field. Our program encompasses the latest advancements in interactive and digital design, all while ensuring a solid grounding in graphic design fundamentals. You'll learn user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design, digital product design, branding, motion graphics and more. You'll also gain hands-on experience through real-world projects and professional scenarios, putting your learning into practice. We don't just teach technical skills; we're dedicated to nurturing your creative thinking and problem-solving abilities, essential qualities for your success in a career in graphic design and related fields.