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Audio Engineering
New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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



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.

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Advanced Music Production - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

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.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.
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Advanced Post Production - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

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.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu.
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Audio Engineering - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

This certificate is designed for students interested in courses providing basic knowledge in audio vocabulary, careers, equipment, software, introductory recording & mixing, technology, and music production.

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Filmmaking Technique - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

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.



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

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Fundamentals of Video Production - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

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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Graphic Design - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

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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Advanced Live Sound Production - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

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.



To apply, please contact the office of admissions at 207.941.7100 or admit@husson.edu
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Marketing Communications - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

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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Photography - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

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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Radio Broadcasting - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

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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Digital and Social Media Marketing - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

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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Virtual and Augmented Reality - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate

Expand your skillset with a foundation in virtual and augmented reality. Through this program, you’ll learn about iOS app development, programming principles for augmented reality and applications for this cutting edge field.

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Graphic / Visual Design
New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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
New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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.



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.

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Marketing Communications
New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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.



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.

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Sports Journalism / Mass Communications
New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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. 



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.

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Video / Film Production
New England School of Communications
Bachelor's

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



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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Audio Engineering
New England School of Communications
BS
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Advanced Music Production - Certificate
New England School of Communications
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Advanced Post Production - Certificate
New England School of Communications
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Audio Engineering - Certificate
New England School of Communications
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Filmmaking Technique - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate
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Fundamentals of Video Production - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate
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Graphic Design - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate
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Advanced Live Sound Production - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate
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Marketing Communications - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate
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Photography - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate
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Radio Broadcasting - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate
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Digital and Social Media Marketing - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate
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Virtual and Augmented Reality - Certificate
New England School of Communications
Certificate
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Graphic / Visual Design
New England School of Communications
BS
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Journalism / Mass Communications
New England School of Communications
BS
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Marketing Communications
New England School of Communications
BS
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Sports Journalism / Mass Communications
New England School of Communications
BS
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Video / Film Production
New England School of Communications
BS
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