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The Art of Podcasting

In this 2-week program, you will learn how to use the podcasting medium to tell a compelling story through a series of collaborative and individual hands-on projects. By the end of the 2 weeks, you will have produced your own podcast.

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If you love podcasts, you’re not alone. Around the world, there are over 1 million podcasts available online via any digital listening device. In this online program, led by former alternate host of the WNPR flagship shows “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” David DesRoches, and co-designed by Quinnipiac’s own 10-year veteran professor of Communications Ben Bogardus, you’ll learn the production fundamentals necessary to bring your own podcast idea to life.

Through a series of collaborative and individual hands-on projects, you will learn how to use the podcasting medium to tell a compelling story. Under the guidance of our experienced faculty, you’ll use the tools you’ve learned to explore and develop your own news-based podcast based on a topic you find most interesting.

At the end of this course, you’ll walk away with:
  • A true published podcast on a subject of your choosing
  • A portfolio of organized, professional work you can be proud to show fellow podcasters and college admissions counselors
  • A certificate of completion with a QU professor written review and assessment

Course Costs

The 2021 program tuition fee of $1,200 covers:
  • 2 weeks of a faculty-designed and delivered programming with educational support staff, program materials and organized project work
  • Learn to create, edit, and produce your very own professional podcast episodes.
  • Special QU Admissions events
  • Your own Quinnipiac T-Shirt

Hands-on Experience


Choose from these program session dates below:

  • Session 1: June 21 – July 2, 2021 (2 Weeks)
  • Session 2: July 19-30, 2021 (2 Weeks)

Typical Daily Schedule:

Time Activity Detail
9 a.m. Independent learning & morning preparation time Time to catch up or get ahead with content and/or assignments via the online Learning Management System
10 a.m. First daily live class Daily live class meeting time hosted via private Zoom
11 a.m. Daily live class meeting time hosted via private Zoom Practice what you have learned and work on fun 60-minute challenges
Noon Online social lunch break Get to know your classmates, or those from other online programs, while playing fun online games
1 p.m. Second daily class session / Share Rapid-Fire Learning Assignments Part of the twice daily live class time to cover new topics and review Rapid-Fire Learning Assignments
2 p.m. Independent / Team production work time The best way to learn about podcasting is to create podcasts, all in the comfort of either your own home or favorite nearby location
4 p.m. End-of-day review & debrief meeting A chance to review key information and address any issues
After Hours Independent learning online, possible group work meeting time, or free time! Flexible to each student’s schedule and other responsibilities, the program includes the option to watch, read and discuss different aspects at a convenient time after the daily live meetings are over

Participation Requirements

  • Participants must be a high school student
Due dates to apply and pay:

Deadline to apply: Friday June 4, 2021 5pm Eastern.

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  • We are accepting applications through July 1. Space is limited per session to 20 students and enrollment is based on a first payment basis.

Full Payment deadline: Friday June 4, 2021 at 5 pm Eastern

A list of equipment and materials needed to participate:
  • Students will need reliable access to a laptop computer and wifi, as well as to use a smartphone for digital recording purposes.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:
David Charron, MBA
Director of Summer Programs & Planning
Email: summerprograms@qu.edu