The Major

This week’s feature is the Radio and Podcasting Major (and Minor) at Rider University. According to the website for the major:

Captivate audiences and make an impact on audio media platforms of the future with Rider’s B.A. in Radio and Podcasting. As a student in the Department of Communication, Journalism, and Media, you’ll study the secrets behind creating a dynamic studio production for radio and podcast in small, hands-on classes in Rider’s state of the art digital radio studio and the new broadcasting facilities, home of the campus radio station.

Beginning your first year, you’ll gain valuable experience and become proficient in every stage of the production process through opportunities to produce and direct radio and podcast programs and work in Rider’s state of the art broadcast studios with our Marconi Award-nominated, professional, and student-staffed radio station, 107.7 The Bronc. 

Two Interesting Courses

COM 232 Podcasting I 

Podcasting I will offer students an innovative reading, research, discussion and creative lab experience. Using fictional storytelling, broadcast journalism and talk show formats, students will learn the basics of producing an original, creative podcast. They will gain insight on how to communicate and successfully market a podcast towards a mass audience. Students would also receive a basic overview of podcasting, so they can continue work to podcast on their own after taking Podcasting I.

COM 234 Audio Production 

Provides a laboratory study of audio production techniques, and performance. Introduces the fundamental properties of sound as applied in modern audio production at radio and television stations, sound studios, and production houses. Students conduct lab exercises in editing, mixing, and digital recording using ProTools. Students perform a variety of genres including news, commercials, dramas, and promos.

Five Possible Complementary Minors at Rider University

Unique Opportunities within the Major

Rider University’s Semester in Los Angeles study away program provides students with the opportunity to combine an internship or co-op with coursework in one of the biggest media and entertainment hubs in the United States. 

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