Program Description

College-approved Certificate

College-approved Certificate Massasoit’s Certificate in Radio and Podcasting provides students hands-on learning from professors who work in the media industry. Student radio personalities, producers, and podcasters work in professional radio studios and learn professional techniques and editing. Students develop weekly radio programs and podcasts that are broadcast over our radio stream.

Students leave Massasoit with the skills to work in the industry or transfer to another college. Students do not just learn about media – they perform the duties of those working in the media industry. This has given Massasoit’s Media Arts program a great reputation in the industry, and great placement for internships and employment. Skills learned in this industry also carry over to areas of business, web design, communication, public relations, education, and sports management. Almost any industry uses aspects of media, and Massasoit students can benefit by learning skills in podcasting, broadcasting, digital media content, and production.

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Radio Studio

Mr. Dorman, a famed Boston radio host, died in November 2014. He had been on the air on various radio stations in Boston for more than 40 years, including WRKO-AM (680) and Kiss 108 WXKS-FM (107.9). He was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame in 2010. Mr. Dorman’s family has generously donated his entire radio studio to the Massasoit Community College Foundation for use by the Massasoit Community College communicative arts program, complete with signed records and memorabilia. This wonderful donation provides the College an opportunity to expand its program, enabling students to gain hands-on experience working in a studio, one that was formerly used by one of the greats! The Dale Dorman Radio studio is located in the FIne Arts Building, on the Brockton Campus, and is an integral part of the education for our radio students.


Radio Club is a student-run organization supporting the Radio Massasoit internet radio station. Its purpose is to provide broadcasting opportunities to students and train them in the operation of a radio station.

Media Axis Club is for students involved in the television side of the media club. They can expect to get immediate quality hands-on training in television production. The media club provides a stepping-stone to those who are considering a career in any aspect of media communications.

Associate Degree Option

Students who wish to matriculate into the Associate Degree in Media Arts can transfer all certificate credits to the degree program.


The Associate in Arts in Media Arts at Massasoit is designed to prepare students for careers in broadcasting, including television, radio production, performance, editing, and writing. Its curriculum combines academic classwork, in-studio production, and on-air experiences, including the use of the Digital Media Arts Center, a state-of-the-art working television studio, and the Dale Dorman Radio Studio.


Students become proficient in broadcast vocal performance, television and radio production techniques, and computerized, non-linear editing. Core courses explore communications, journalism, film, and are supplemented by students’ choices in electives.