Basic Radio Production Certificate of Achievement

Digital technology has transformed radio production and broadcasting, making it possible to produce programming without huge budgets, expensive audio equipment or large studios. Today radio programming reaches massive audiences through streaming platforms that include Apple, Pandora, Spotify.  Add to this the continued strength of traditional and satellite radio broadcasting and you have an industry that is strong and growing.  

In this certificate program, students receive direct, hands-on experience creating radio programming that is intelligent, creative, compelling, entertaining and informative.  The certificate covers the basic aspects of radio production, including scripting, recording, editing and broadcasting.  Students will learn:

  • Audio programming concepts, including story development, radio vocabulary, audio production tools, studio protocol and production workflow
  • Writing and producing techniques including script formatting, studio management, on-air reporting and interviewing, communicating with collaborating
  • Audio recording fundamentals, basic sound editing and mixing 
  • Broadcast techniques

This Certificate provides a platform from which to launch further study of radio production as well as offer students basic entry-level industry skills, processes and practices.  It gives students crucial communication and storytelling tools they may apply in almost any area of study.  Students emerge with radio programming for their personal or professional portfolio.

Course Code Title Units
Required Courses
RTV 002Broadcast Announcing3
RTV 005Broadcast Writing3
RTV 007Introduction to Radio Production3
RTV 007AIntermediate Radio Production3
Select 6 units from the following:
RTV 003Sports Media3
RTV 007BAdvanced Radio Production3
FILM 002AFilm Production I: Basic Film Production3
MC 001Introduction to Mass Media3
MC 005Introduction to Public Relations3
MUS 078AElectronic Music Production3
J 003ANews Reporting & Writing3
BUMA 027Marketing3
BUMA 028Introduction To Entrepreneurship3
RTV 095ARadio & TV Work Experience (Maximum of 3 units may be used for work experience)1-3