Course Overview

Podcasting as a medium has seen a dramatic rise in the past few years and the regulations and social restrictions due to COVID-19 have help to solidify its position in the new media landscape.

The concept of podcast was essentially an Apple creation but it has taken a life of its own and now this new medium has mass appeal and has all the same production requirements that radio has had for decades. Many other players, Spotify and others, have entered the field of providing podcasts to an ever expanding market and so content creation is very much in demand.

If you are interested in a hands-on learning experience on how to create your own Podcast or Radio show, the importance of sound recording and exploring how to develop your ideas, this course is for you.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to Sound Recording
  • Exploring the concept of radio documentary/podcast
  • Setting up the course equipment
  • Making short class-based productions

Learning Outcomes

Podcast and radio productions have many common elements but there are also several fundamental differences.
This course will explore the anatomy of production for both podcasts and radio documentaries and what distinguishes them. The classes will be conducted as collaborative experiences, examining samples of the two disciplines and using group discussion and practice, will enable students to become familiar with the production values and requirements of both. In-class productions will allow students to participate in creating
podcasts and radio documentaries as a team, allowing them to observe all aspects of production under supervision and without pressure on the individual.

Features of the course will include:

  • Content ideation and structure
  • Recording techniques with rudimentary equipment training
  • Pre-production
  • Production methods
  • Editing
  • Use of music and sound effects
  • Legal obligations
  • Potential for produced material

Students may expect to become familiar with all aspects of the production process for podcasts and radio documentaries, and through a graded assignment with feedback, will be equipped with the skills to allow their own creativity to flourish in this exciting and expanding area of content creation.

Course Award

A City College’s Professional Diploma Course is a focused, practical programme designed and delivered by an industry practitioner, that consolidates, upskills or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications that indicate that you have been trained in a particular area or specific subject matter.

City College Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study here by their organisation.


Shea Fitzgerald

Shea Fitzgerald has been involved in the music industry and audio production for more than 35 years.

As a music producer and engineer he has collaborated with many artists including Kila, Paul Brady and Discovery Gospel Choir.

He has also composed and produced music for numerous TV and film projects.

He has recently graduated from IADT with a Masters in Broadcast production and has more than five years teaching experience on full time sound engineering and production courses.


Contact Us

Contact Us

We would like to hear from you. Please send us a message by filling out the form below and we will get back with you shortly.


Study in a classroom environment one evening a week.
  • City centre location
  • Fully interactive
  • Limited class sizes
January 2023
10 weeks, 1 evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30pm GMT

Related Courses

Diploma in Music

Diploma in Event Management

Why City Colleges?

Industry Expert-led courses

Choose from one of our 100 courses, spanning 7 faculties, with over 16,000 graduates

Innovative and flexible study modes

Choose to study in one of our expertly led classroom and online environments

Deposit & instalment Options Available

Sign up to our courses with a deposit and structured payment plan.

Interactive Classes

We offer fully interactive classroom environment courses