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Podcasting BCST 3259

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Podcasts are ubiquitous nowadays, being created for brand marketing and awareness, education and entertainment purposes. This course will cover content preparation, storytelling, interviewing, writing, audio-editing, marketing and basic graphic design for promotional purposes. You’ll also learn about equipment, apps and software available to facilitate podcast-making. All you need is a smartphone to get started. Much of what we'll cover is also applicable to people pursuing broadcast careers.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of BCST 3259 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 48140


Thu Sep 08 - Thu Dec 08 (14 weeks)

  • 14 weeks
  • CRN 48140
  • $624.57
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 08 Thu 18:00 - 21:15 Online

Karen Tankard

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. If seats remain, registration is permitted after the course start date up to September 19th by calling 604-434-1610. You will be expected to attend online during the posted class meeting times as this is not a self-paced course.

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Conceive of and design an audio podcast.
  • Identify technical requirements, equipment and software applications necessary for podcast creation.
  • Create conversational written material for podcast audiences (writing for the ear).
  • Create effective lines of interview questioning.
  • Conduct guest interviews with confidence.
  • Organize information in a logical fashion for presentation.
  • Construct a simple, free website for podcast marketing.
  • Identify ways to promote a podcast using social media channels.
  • Create engaging marketing copy for promotion on digital channels.
  • Create digital marketing graphics, such as a logo and shareables.
  • Demonstrate the basics of audio recording and digital audio-editing.
  • Apply performance/announcing techniques for hosting a podcast.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

Podcasting (BCST 3259) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Music Business
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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