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“Produce Your Own Podcast” Course @ UCLA Extension

April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - June 22, 2017 @ 10:00 pm


Learn Podcasting at UCLA!

Save up to 10% if you enroll before March 3rd! Discount code: EARLY

For anyone who wants to learn all about podcasting, from someone who’s been at it since 2004, this is your chance.*

PRODUCE YOUR OWN PODCAST” will be offered THIS SPRING at UCLA Extension.  Thursday nights at UCLA, starting in early April.

The best way to learn anything is with a mentor, someone who is there to instruct, guide and push you through the process.  I bring my knowledge of podcasting, marketing, acting & voice over work, psychology, storytelling and stand-up to bear in this 12 week course.  No experience required, but by they end of the 12 weeks you will have developed and produced the first episode of your own podcast, and will have the skills and experience to continue to produce and capitalize on that series for years to come.

By the end of this course, students will:

–        Develop an audio series to produce and distribute as a podcast

–        Connect audio equipment to their computer or digital recording device

–        Understand the basics of microphones, pick-up patterns and “phantom power”

–        Understand the basics of audio recording software

–        Record interviews or monologues into a computer or digital recording device

–        Edit and mix audio using single-track and multi-track software.

–        Have a basic understanding of audio processing (compression, limiting, normalization)

–        Encode their program to MP3 format, customize the ID3 tags and add artwork to the file

–        Upload their MP3 to the internet

–        Understand the basics of blogging and how it relates to podcasting and RSS Feeds

–        Use their blog to post podcasts to the internet for playback in a browser window

–        Use their blog to associate podcasts to an RSS Feed

–        Add their program to the iTunes Music Store podcast directory

–        Promote and monetize their podcast series

And those are just the nuts-and-bolts things students will learn.  We’ll also investigate the emotional and psychological aspects of podcasting, we’ll develop how to identify your niche through research and self examination, and we’ll discover your personal style of podcasting and public speaking.  This is a course on podcasting, but it is also a voyage of self discovery and empowerment.  Seriously.  I love podcasting and I think you will to.  And if you get anywhere near as much out of it as I have, this course will literally change your life.

If you are interested and have any questions, please let me know!

Dan Klass, Instructor

Film TV X 479.251 

Produce Your Own Podcast

4.0 units
Everyone is listening to podcasts, and absolutely anyone could be creating their own with very little equipment. For performers and other artists, this workshop covers all aspects of podcast creation: audio equipment and software options, program formats, music rights issues, recording and performance techniques and ways of monetizing a podcast. You explore basic digital audio recording, editing, mixing, processing, preparing files for digital distribution, and creating the “feed” needed to automatically deliver the podcasts to iTunes and other podcast apps. You gain many skill sets, including series development, performance, audio production, blogging, and marketing. This is a hands-on class and you walk away with a complete original audio podcast, distributed on the Internet, and the skills required to produce subsequent podcasts of your own.
Reg. #353149
Fee: $695
Hybrid (class sessions & on-line)
12 meetings (although, it’s actually 10 class meetings, and two “online-only” weeks)
Thursdays 7-10pm April 6 – 27
Thursdays 7-10pm May 11 – June 1
Thursdays 7-10pm June 15 – 22
1010 Westwood Center, 1010 Westwood Blvd. Westwood
Requirements: Laptop w/ wifi capabilities, headphones or earbuds, microphone (eventually).
No refund after April 20
The catalogue says there is a required text book, but that’s not the case.  And, you don’t need a microphone to start class.  The missing Thursdays in the list above are the on-line only weeks (no class meeting), May 4th and June 8th.
If you have ANY questions, let me know.  Write me at my UCLA email address: danklass(at)ucla.edu

For more information or to register, go to the class page on the UCLA Extension web site.


 FILM TV X 479.251 – “Produce Your Own Podcast” Applies Towards the Following UCLA Extension Certificates:

* If you are interested in this class, but don’t live in the Los Angeles area, don’t despair.  The course should be available through UCLA, as an on-line course, by the Summer or Fall 2017 quarter.  At least, that’s my goal. – dK


April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
June 22, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
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1010 Westwood Center
1010 Westwood Blvd.
Westwood, CA 90095 United States


(657) 215-5277