Earn a Two-Year Radio Production Degree at Aims
Still popular with both listeners and advertisers, radio is a $40 billion per year industry. People listen to sports, news, music and comedy shows in their cars during commutes. They can also stream radio stations anywhere in the world on phones, tablets or computers. On-air personalities at local stations connect with listeners by sharing important news updates and information like community events.
The continued popularity and success of this industry means there are ample career opportunities in radio. If you’re interested in music, hosting a show or working behind the scenes in broadcasting, the Aims two-year radio degree program offers hands-on training at a radio station. You don’t need to know how to talk on the air or work the equipment to get started. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the on-air skills and technical knowledge to get a job in radio.
Turn Your Passion for Music and Technology Into a Radio Career
Kaitilyn Furister shares how she turned a passion for radio production into a career as the station manager for Aims Student Radio.
Get Hands-on Radio Production Training at a Professional Radio Station
The radio production degree program starts with a semester-long study of radio’s history and its context in modern society. You’ll also get an overview of studio equipment and communication systems. After that, you’ll spend the next three semesters gaining direct in-studio experience at the Aims Student Radio station. As your learning progresses, you can also borrow audio equipment to do your own voice tracking or work a remote show using the Aims Student Radio station van.
While earning your radio production associate degree, build professional skills and gain industry knowledge, including:
- How to operate different types of radio station equipment
- Radio announcing and narration styles and techniques
- How to edit a radio show
- Radio production methods
- How to run a radio station
- How to find a job in radio
Along with your core radio production courses, choose elective classes in subjects including business, legal issues in multimedia and sound design.
- Radio Production Level I Certificate
- Radio Production Level II Certificate
Launch Your Career in Radio
Whether you’re into music, news, sports or politics, getting hours of practice in broadcasting can help you find a job on the air. If you’re interested in the technical side of things, learning to operate radio station equipment can lead to opportunities as a radio producer or programmer. If you’re interested in leadership or running things behind the scenes, station manager and program director jobs are also available.
Examples of radio jobs include:
- On-air radio personality/DJ
- Radio news reporter
- Sports announcer
- Radio station manager
- Program director
- Radio producer
The radio business is thriving, with opportunities to work in many different positions. If you’re detail-oriented, technically inclined or have an outgoing personality, radio can offer opportunities to apply your talents and pursue your passions.
Radio Production Faculty and Staff
Professors with real-world experience working in broadcasting teach the radio production courses at Aims. A maximum class size of 16 students means plenty of one-on-one time with your instructor.
Degree at a Glance
Degree TypeAssociate of Applied Science
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