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Class Description

This class will teach students how to create a podcast, including all the aspects to putting together a show. The class will explore recording, editing, hosting and overall production. Many of these skills will transfer to writing and producing music, recording live events, as well as capturing audio for video.

Learning Objectives: in this class, students will learn about

  • The process of capturing clean audio;
  • How to edit and mix audio;
  • Creating sound effects;
  • Constructing a show;
  • Being a good host and guest;
  • How advertising works in podcasting
  • How to register, post, and promote a show
  • The art of the peer critique and give peer critiques on the progress of student work;
  • Opportunities and potential resources on career pathways;
  • How to distribute, exhibit, and promote artwork for a variety of audiences.


  • Desktop computers
  • iPads
  • Headphones
  • Connecters for headphones to iPads and desktops
  • Guitar amplifier or PA system with speakers
  • Quarter inch cable
  • Internet
  • Scrap paper
  • Pencils or pens


  • GarageBand for iPads and desktops
  • Paint X on desktops

Deliverables: Students and Class Projects

  • Beginning a library of sound effects
  • Making a theme song
  • Creating cover art for the podcast
  • Being a guest on another student’s show
  • A finished podcast five to ten minutes in length
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