Broadcasting Education in Maine

Several schools in the state work closely with MAB to train the broadcasters of the future.

If you are looking for broadcasting education or training, start by visiting the websites of Maine colleges and universities, which can be accessed through the State of Maine website.

Here is a list of Maine institutions that have specialized programs in broadcasting, journalism, technology, and other related fields.

Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor
Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology is a two-year program comprised of a general electronics curriculum. Students build a solid foundation in both analog and digital electronics through theory classes and hands-on laboratory experiences. The technical program is supplemented by courses in mathematics, physics, written and oral communications, the humanities and computer programming. An Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded upon successful completion of the 73-credit-hour program. Graduates are versatile and are prepared to assume responsible positions in a variety of electronics career fields. The diversity of our graduates’ electronics education allows them to quickly adapt to the changes that constantly occur in technology and to change career paths as they choose or as their career demands. For more info, contact Paul Mayer, Instructor, at (207) 941-4635, or Elizabeth Russell, Director of Admissions, at (207) 941-4680.

New England School of Communications, Bangor
NESCOM (New England School of Communications) is located on the Husson College campus in Bangor. NESCOM offers a Bachelors Degree and an Associate of Science Degree in Communications with concentrations in Radio, Television, Advertising/Public Relations, Multimedia, and Audio Engineering. In a hands-on intensive environment with many instructors who are professionals in the field, NESCOM challenges students to new levels of creativity and knowledge, while nurturing each individual’s talents in their chosen concentration. For more information and to apply online, visit the NESCOM website. You can also reach the school toll free at 1-888-877-1876.

Saint Joseph’s College, Standish
With a campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, Saint Joseph’s offers not only a degree in communications, with concentrations in journalism, public relations, and multimedia production, but one of the most spectacular college settings in the country! Students are encouraged to minor in related areas such as English, business, or history. The program has a professional orientation, while still preparing students for graduate study. For more info, visit Saint Joseph’s College online.

Southern Maine Community College, South Portland
The Communications and New Media program at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland is a multi-media program that prepares students for careers as media producers. Media producers use technology to create and enhance communication through the integration of visual, audio, and web to present design solutions. They create web sites and graphic design for print media; they edit video for TV and web; they produce and edit scripts for TV and radio. This is a hands-on program providing students with access to industry-standard software and gear through work in state-of-the-art labs. For more info, visit SMCC online.

University of Maine, Orono
The University offers three undergraduate programs, in Communication, Mass Communication, and Journalism, as well as graduate programs in Communication and Mass Communication.  The undergraduate Journalism major offers students strong oral and written expression skills, a firm grasp of public affairs, and a broad foundation in the liberal arts. The program also encourages media literacy and productive relations with media institutions. The Journalism degree requires coursework that prepare students for print, broadcast and digital broadcast news journalism careers in Maine and nationwide.  For more info, visit the University’s website.

University of Southern Maine
Located in Maine’s largest city and serving the largest student enrollment of any college in Maine, USM’s bachelor of arts degree in communication provides comprehensive knowledge about the nature of communication, the symbol systems by which it functions, the environments in which it occurs, its media, and its effects.  Employing critical and empirical approaches, the program spans the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts.  The bachelor of arts in media studies focuses on understanding, creating, and exploiting various social and participatory media through a program of integrated courses in media writing, criticism, and production. For further information, visit USM online.