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BCST 3259 - Podcasting

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

P​odcasts 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.





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 48140

Tue Sep 07 - Tue Dec 07 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Dec 07 Tue 18:00 - 21:15 Online


Karen Tankard

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. *This is not a self-paced course. Students are required to be available and participate online on the posted days and times shown on the registration page. Use of a desktop or laptop computer is required to participate in this course, along with a webcam with microphone. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

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

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

School of Business + Media

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


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