Basket Login
Hands-on learning experience on how to create your own Podcast or Radio show


  • City centre location
  • Fully interactive & limited class sizes
  • 10 weeks, 1 evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30pm GMT
  • Choose to sign up with a deposit on our Instalment Plan options
  • 25th January 2024


Study in a classroom environment
Price from €1095
  • Starts 25th September 2023
Pay in full & get €100 off listed price

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.

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


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.

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.

Corporate Training

In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact for further details.

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.

Related Courses

Diploma in Music

Diploma in Film, Television and Media

Further Information

Please call the College on +353 1 416 0034 or email

Why City Colleges?

Study options that Suit your Schedule

Study where you want when you want. On Campus, Live Online, and On Demand.

Industry Expert-Led Courses

100+ courses, across subject areas in Business, IT, Psychology, Criminology, Law, Media, Arts & Science with over 16,000 graduates

World Class Teaching

City Colleges Lecturers are industry leaders in their chosen fields

Our commitment to student experience

Our Programme Teams engage, support, and guide our students throughout their programme to ensure that their learning experience is a positive one and prepares them to use their new skills in the workplace.

Cutting Edge Programme Content

Our students enjoy some of the most contemporary and industry-relevant course content, developed by our industry-based practitioners to close skills gaps in the global workforce

Premium courses at affordable prices

City Colleges is committed to ensuring that our education and training programmes are accessible and affordable.