MDST 487

Writing and Producing for Radio/Audio

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 22, 2009 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course explores radio/audio and you learn about podcast creation, international radio programs for development and digital storytelling. Students learn the craft of writing for the ear which can be translated to professional work in broadcast media, advertising, speechwriting or work as an independent artist. Through work as writers, directors and voice talent, students produce projects that range from short dialogue pieces and storytelling to news documentaries, podcast and radio plays.

Learning outcomes


  • Students develop advanced skills in interviewing and storytelling.
  • Students write, direct and produce professional level radio plays, podcasts, radio documentaries or other audio projects.
  • Students understand how to work with voice talent.
  • Students understand the radio/audio production process well enough to coordinate projects.
  • Students develop critical listening skills and the ability to write professional reviews about radio/audio projects.

Spring 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Writing and Producing for Radio/Audio Aronson, An/Harmon, Wa Books Course details