- Husson University Theatre presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead with 3 shows this weekend at the Gracie Theatre.
- The Tale of the Three Brothers trailer has passed 72K views!
We'll announce screening details on the short film adaptation of the story by J.K. Rowling soon!
The Tale of the Three Brothers - OFFICIAL TRAILER
Official trailer for the Tale of the Three Brothers, a short film by the New England School of Communications. Produced by permission from Warner Bros, the f...
- #tbt The first NESCom audio control room which shared space with our tape-to-tape editing bays for video production students. Through the glass you can see the live room/tv studio/classroom that was located in the basement of Newman Gymnasium.
- NESCom and Apple will team up on May 2nd to work with students from over 40 schools for Cool 2 Career 2014!
Cool 2 Career - May 2nd, 2014
From Cool2Career @ The New England School of Communications of Husson University Through their access to Apple devices, students across Maine have rich access to digital production studios for audio (GarageBand - Mac - iOS), video (iMovie - Mac - iOS), and still imagery (iPhoto - Mac - iOS). Students from across Maine are making great movies and plugging their electric guitars into their MacBook Air or iPad to record and mix their own songs or covers. Student photographers are collecting, editing, and sharing their still image portfolios with friends and families. And then there are the young people who love to program. Whether they are learning how to create iOS apps, writing code, or working in an object oriented environment to design a game, these kids love the challenge of complex problems. And you know what, the Maine students that are doing these things are having fun. But what if a seventh grader or a high school junior began to think that these things they now are doing for fun can, in fact, be the beginning of a pathway to a career. What if these creative students began to see that they can chart a pathway from cool to career? On May 2, 2014 please plan on coming to NESCom and learn how you can move your enjoyment of video and audio production or digital imagery forward and begin to see yourself on a pathway from "Cool2Career!" Meanwhile, take a look at the cool digital stuff going on at NESCom, and begin to think about what you might get a chance to do on this exciting day.
- Terra Chips interviews Beneath The Harvest Sky writers and directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly. The film is now out and available on iTunes.
The LaJoie Growers, LLC family farm is where they grow the majority of the blue potatoes used to make our TERRA Blues. It’s also the setting for the film Beneath The Harvest Sky, which is premiering in a few days in NYC! Check out this video to learn more.
- NESCom WebMedia Asst. Professor Laura Gurney spent time with students from Milford Middle School last week working on robotics. It's just one of the many ways NESCom faculty work with students long before they graduate high school.
Milford Students Learn STEM Concepts with Robots - Bangor, Maine News, Sports, and Weather -...
It was Robotics 101 for some Milford students Friday. Middle schoolers at the Lewis Libby School learned how to construct and program robots. They used Lego Mindstorms robotics. A faculty member from NESCom at Husson University was there to teach them. It was all part of the school’s STEM program. “...
- In High School? Have a passion for communications and the media? Join us for Maine Media Camp 2014. July 27th through August 1st!
Get more information at nescom.edu/mediacamp
- The NESCom chapter of the Audio Engineering Society presents a lecture by Bob Ludwig of Gateway Mastering on April 24th at 7PM. All students are invited to attend.
Admissions and Interview FAQ
Q. How do I get information?
You may get information about NESCom® by filling out the information request card on the website, by emailing email@example.com, or by telephone at (207)941-7176 or toll-free at 1-888-877-1876.
Q. How do I schedule an interview and/or tour?
We offer tours through out the year, Monday through Friday as staffing permits. Please call (207)941-7176 or toll-free at 1-888-877-1876 for availability.
Interviews and tours are generally scheduled on Monday through Friday at either 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. though other arrangements may be made by request. In some cases a phone interview maybe scheduled.
Q. What do I need to bring to the interview?
Bring your application for admissions if you have not already applied. You can apply online prior to your interview or print out an application to complete and bring to your interview. Two letters of recommendation and high school transcripts are required to complete your file so bring any of these that you may have. If you plan to transfer from another college, transcripts, grade reports and a college catalog are useful if you want transfer feedback that day. The most important thing you can bring with you is a positive attitude, questions about the college and a willingness to talk about yourself.
Q. How long will the interview take?
The interview and tour will take between two to two and a half hours and consists of several parts: Interview questions, financial aid overview and a campus tour.
The tour alone takes about an hour to see the communication center and the rest of the campus including dorms.
Q. What kinds of questions will they ask?
The admissions office wants to know more about you — will you fit into our student body and will you be happy on campus. Be prepared to talk about your strengths and weakness, your school activities and clubs, jobs and volunteer work. Also, be prepared to talk about your goals, expectations and concerns.
Q. Do I have to have a portfolio?
No, a portfolio is not required for admissions although examples of work, particularly communication or media oriented work may be useful in establishing a student's performance background and creative skills.
Q. Who should I get letters of recommendation from?
It is up to each individual applicant to determine who they feel can write positively and knowledgably about them. Recommended sources include: teacher, guidance counselor, coach, employer, extra curricular activities coordinator, volunteer supervisor, clergy, or someone who working in the communication profession. Letters should include contact information (phone number or address.) Letters of recommendation can be accepted by mail, fax and email.
Q. What happens if I can't come for a personal interview, are there other options?
Yes, if it is impossible for an applicant to visit campus, a telephone interview can be arranged. It must be pointed out, however, that an important purpose of the campus visit is to allow the applicant an opportunity to see the campus for themself and to make sure that they will feel comfortable and happy on our campus.
Telephone interview applicants are urged to have prepared questions about the campus, activities, and student life.
Q. Do you accept transfer credits and how are they evaluated?
Yes, NESCom® accepts transfer credits from other accredited institutions as long as they fill the criteria:
- they must be similar in course content
- they must fit the distribution requirements
- they must have an earned grade of "C" or higher
- they must have earned an equitable number of credit hours, and
- they must come from an official (signed and stamped) college transcript. The Registrar assesses all courses on an individual basis, with evaluation input from Program Directors.
Q. Do I have to take SATs?
Students applying for the Fall of 2014 are required to submit either SAT or ACT scores to be used for placement purposes in Math and English classes. Please include NESCom's college code when registering for the exam.
SAT College Code: 3101
ACT College Code: 1651
Q. Do I have to have a physical exam before starting?
No, a physical exam is not required prior to beginning classes although health information and medical history forms must to completed and filed with the college nurse.
Q. What shots do I need to get into school?
All students born after January 1, 1957 are required by Maine State law to provide documented proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and two innoculations (after 1968 and after you were one year old) and against Tetanus and Diphtheria (from the last ten years). These records might be obtained through your doctor's office or through your high school health records.
Q. How do you make your admissions decision?
The admission decision is based upon a variety of factors, all of which are taken into consideration. These factors include: evaluation of the high school transcript (courses, grades, class rank, attendance record, extra curricular activities....), letters of recommendation, examination of any supporting examples of work, and the interview.
Q. Is there anything I can do to increase my chances of admittance?
Apply early with a neat and legible application and all requested application materials, take challenging courses in high school, provide a good attendance record, get letters of recommendation from people who know you well, especially if they work in the media or communication profession, provide supporting work examples, read college materials in advance, and take the application interview seriously.
The application interview is the opportunity for the admissions office to get to know the applicant. Treat the interview as seriously as the admissions office does. Show up on time, be prepared with questions, be prepared to talk about goals and expectations as well as strengths and weaknesses. The interview is the student's opportunity to sell themselves, especially if there are concerns about other issues in the application process. The admissions office wants to make sure that you will be a good fit on campus. But remember the interview is your opportunity to make sure the college fits you.
Q. How long does it take to find out if I am accepted?
Application decisions are made on a rolling admissions basis. This means that as soon as the student's file is complete a decision is generally made within one to two weeks. The student is notified as soon as the decision is made.
Q. What is Orientation?
Orientation is the program that students take prior to starting their classes in the fall. During Orientation, students are introduced to the campus and resources, to the people that they will be working with, to campus life, and to the policies of the college. It is also a great opportunity to meet classmates and faculty through a casual, social filled program. Two orientation events are scheduled, a one day summer presentation in July and a 2 day event held on the weekend directly before classes begin Monday. For Spring starts, orientation is held the Monday before classes begin.