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Summer Camps and Programs for Students

The Art of Podcasting for High School Students

In this program, you will learn how to use podcasting to share your unique voice with the world. Experienced instructors will guide you in collaborative and individual hands-on projects to build skills and knowledge, culminating in the development, recording, editing and publishing of your very own podcast.

This program has not yet been scheduled for Summer 2023. If you are interested in learning more about this program or other summer experiences at Quinnipiac, please contact David Charron.

Overview

Over 60% of Americans listen to podcasts. If you are a part of that statistic, you already know that podcasting is a powerful force in media that’s only growing in its influence and popularity.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the over 2 million podcasts already out there? This hands-on program will help you bring your own unique podcast idea to life with instruction from award-winning journalist and former host of the WNPR flagship shows “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” David DesRoches. Co-designed by Quinnipiac’s own 10-year veteran and Professor of Journalism Ben Bogardus, you’ll learn the tools and techniques to develop, produce and edit your podcast, as well as how to communicate effectively and share ideas in a compelling way.

At the end of this program, you’ll walk away with:
  • Your own published podcast on a news-based subject you are passionate about that is hosted, produced and edited by you!

  • A portfolio of work and projects that display communications skills and media techniques valuable across industries.

  • A certificate of completion with a professor-written review and assessment.

Program Costs

Option 1: Sunday to Saturday program, including weekend activities plus full room & board (overnight) $3,360
Option 2: Monday-Friday, on-campus program (commuter), lunch: $2,400

Both options include:

  • Faculty-designed and delivered programming, administered on-campus with educational support staff and program materials

  • All technology and software support

  • Quinnipiac T-shirt

  • Certificate of completion

  • Special Quinnipiac Admissions events

Partial financial support may be available for those who indicate the need for support in their application. Financial support awards are based on a combination of need and merit.

Hands-on Experience

Schedule

  • July 17, 2023 - July 21, 2023
    • Sunday, July 16, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Residence check-in for participants with full room & board

    • Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. - noon: Residence check-out for participants with full room & board

Sample Daily Schedule:

Time Activity Detail
9 a.m. Daily Lesson Introduction to the day’s theme: journalism theory, recording or editing skills/techniques, and professional examples.
10:30 a.m. Rapid Fire Learning Assignment Practice and apply what you have learned in a 60-minute photo challenge (individual or group).
11:30 a.m. Share and Review Rapid Fire Learning Assignment Share your work with others and get feedback through an individual, peer, or group review of the Rapid Fire Assignment.
Noon Lunch Eat and socialize with your classmates.
1 p.m. Independent / Team Production Work Time The best way to learn about podcasting is to create podcasts! You will now have time to work on the development, recording, or editing of your podcast.
3 p.m. Feedback and Work Block Get feedback on your afternoon’s work from instructors and peers and work on new skills and techniques.
4 p.m. End-of-Day Review and Debrief Meeting A chance to reflect and discuss the day as well as look to the days ahead.
4:30 p.m. Dismissal Dismissal for commuter students.
5 p.m. Dinner Dinner will be provided for those students with full room and board.
6 p.m. Evening Activities (Group Recreation, Games, Guest Speakers, Independent and Group Enrichment Projects) The evening is reserved for overnight students to have fun, experience our on-campus amenities, and bond with each other and staff through organized group enrichment activities.
10 p.m. Quiet Time  

Participation Requirements

Participants must be a current high school student. Typically, participants are 15 to 18 years of age at the start of the program but eligibility is based on grade level as of June 2023.

Students will need reliable access to a laptop computer with appropriate specifications for audio editing and producing, as well as access to a smartphone for digital recording purposes.

Due dates to apply and pay:

Deadline to apply: Monday, May 1, 2023
Space is limited per session and enrollment is based on when a deposit payment is received.

Payment deadline: Payment is due within 21 days of applying to fully register for a program.
Payment Methods and Refund/Cancellation Policy

 

Contact Us

Summer experiences

For more general information about summer experiences, please contact:

David Charron, MBA
Director of Summer Programs & Planning
203-582-7558
summerprograms@qu.edu

Courses for college credit

For questions about for-credit summer courses, please contact:

One Stop
203-582-8650
onestop@qu.edu

Accommodations

Quinnipiac University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as an institution of higher education. Students who have a current IEP or 504 plan are encouraged to share any accommodations or modifications they may require in order to access the fundamentals of a QU summer program or camp they plan to attend.

Students requesting disability-based accommodations should indicate this within the application as well as email summerprograms@qu.edu about any and all specific accommodation needs.

Rules & Regulations

Read Quinnipiac University’s Summer Camp and Pre-College Program Policies for 2022