Undergraduate Program in

Audio/Radio

Develop your voice, master the latest industry equipment, cover major news and sporting events, and build your résumé in the nation’s number one media market.

 

Curriculum

In the Bachelor of Arts in Audio/Radio Production and Studies program, you will gain skills in the latest audio formats and programming, including podcasts and digital radio. Create a variety of news, entertainment, public service, music, and live programming, using industry-standard technology in the Herbert School's multimedia studios.  

Gain In-Demand Skills:

  • Operate audio boards, microphones, and analog and digital recording and playback equipment
  • Gain full working knowledge of ProTools software, the industry standard
  • Analyze, script, and perform dramatic productions, DJ formats, news, commercial, and noncommercial spot reads
  • Study how broadcasters shape their radio station’s image and position in the marketplace

Take Courses in:

  • Feature Production for Radio and Podcast
  • Advanced Digital Audio
  • Production
  • Digital Radio Programming and Distribution
  • Voice Performance for Radio and Digital Audio
  • Magazine Production for Radio and Podcast

 

Learn from Experts

You’ll learn from award-winning professors who have years of broadcast experience in commercial, public, and community radio, from Top 40 music and news stations in New York City to national programming. They are innovative scholars and practitioners who are dedicated to teaching and mentoring a new generation of radio/audio broadcasters.

The Student Experience

Explore potential career paths, develop valuable workplace skills, and build a network of professional contacts through internships, study abroad, campus media outlets, and student organizations. 

Student in headsets

Students have recently interned at:

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • NBC
  • New York Jets
  • Viacom Media Networks
  • The Walt Disney Company
WRHU reporter talking to sports figure

Gain hands-on experience:

More than a dozen campus media outlets where you can expand your creativity and gain skills include the student-run, top-ranked campus station WRHU 88.7 FM and Required Radio internet station.  

Student taking a photo in Rome.

Go global:

Journey beyond the classroom and experience RomeCubaLos Angeles, and NYC through the Herbert School's study away programs. 

The Outlook

You'll be prepared for many career options such as producer, engineer, reporter, announcer, disc jockey, or technician, in any audio/video setting including traditional AM/FM, web radio, podcasting, satellite radio, and smartphone apps. According to a recent alumni survey: 

 

100%

Job, grad school, or both

100%

Accepted a position within six months of graduation

$57K

Mean salary of graduates within one year of graduation

Alumni Success

Recent alumni work at companies such as FOX News Radio, MSG Networks, Netflix, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Google, and Showtime Networks. 

Those pursuing graduate degrees are studying at institutions including George Washington University, New York University, Hofstra University, and Rutgers University, among others.

State of the Art Learning Spaces

The Audio/Radio program has several broadcast production studios that serve as teaching classrooms, a digital audio post-production lab, and a multimedia audio/video live musical performance studio. The NewsHub, a cutting-edge converged newsroom and multimedia classroom, contains Avid Media Composer digital editing software with ENPS integration, Final Cut Pro, ProTools, and the Adobe Media Suite.

Find Your Voice

student in the radio lab

Questions about our program?

Contact Us

Rodney Hill, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Radio, Television, Film

rodney.f.hill@hofstra.edu

516-463-7038