At Husson University, the New England School of Communications (NESCom) is home to approximately 500 students who are working towards Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications Technology, Mass Communications and Entertainment Production. Students within the Communications Technology degree may choose a concentration in Audio Engineering, Live Sound Technology, Video Production or WebMedia. Students within the Mass Communications degree may choose a concentration in Journalism, Marketing Communications, Radio Broadcasting, or Sports Journalism.
The New England School of Communications® prepares students for careers in the broad field of communications. We educate students in the applied technology and content consistent with the platforms that they will be using in their professions. Our instruction is designed to give students not only the critical knowledge but also the technical skills they will need to be successful in their chosen careers.
The New England School of Communications® began as the New England School of Broadcasting in 1981, to train students for positions in the broadcasting and allied fields. From a downtown location, NESB purchased the "Broadcast House" in 1983, and an up-to-date facility was built.
The move proved to be temporary as the School grew rapidly. In 1985, NESB moved to a facility on the campus of Husson College and continued to grow by providing housing, dining, a gymnasium and other campus amenities.
In 1997, NESCom merged with Husson and became a wholly owned subsidiary. In 2001, a new Communication Center, the Wildey Communication Center was established. A new wing was added in 2004 to the Wildey Communication Center to accommodate its expanding student body. In 2014, the New England School of Communications officially became part of the academic community of Husson University as it was integrated as the fifth school and college of the University.
In our rapidly-evolving, knowledge-based economy, workers are struggling to keep up with the latest technologies and skills. These challenging certificate programs teach skills that are directly transferable to the workplace or as credits toward a degree at Husson University. Students who are currently enrolled in a degree program at Husson can add a certificate to their credentials as well. Hands-on classes offer high-level training in the most current industry practices and emphasize learning by doing. Instructors are respected professionals currently working in the field. You may choose from the following options of certificates at the New England School of Communications:
- Advanced Live Sound Technology
- Audio Engineering
- Digital and Social Media Marketing
- Entertainment and Design Technology
- Entertainment Production
- Fundamentals of Live Sound
- Graphic Design
- Marketing Communications