Discover your voice with a degree in audio/radio production and studies at Hofstra. Learn how to use the latest radio equipment. Master the skills needed to become a successful reporter, broadcaster, or podcaster. And build your resume in New York City, 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

Audio/Radio majors at Hofstra 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

The future of radio starts at Hofstra University. With a degree in audio/radio production and studies, students will be prepared for careers as producers, podcasters, audio engineers, reporters, announcers, technicians and skilled workers in traditional AM/FM formats, satellite radio and much more. 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 Hofstra Audio/Radio program alumni work at companies such as FOX News Radio, MSG Networks, Netflix, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, NPR, 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

Hofstra's 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 collaborative multimedia space for individuals and student groups, 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