Podcasting Workshops: Call for Applications

February 11, 2023

CEU Media Hub Spring Podcasting Workshops

The CEU Library and the Visual Studies Platform are pleased to offer two introductory podcasting workshops this spring, each with a different content focus. Both will utilize the CEU Library’s Audio Lab, which includes the soundproof Recording Studio, the Mixing Suite for doing audio post-production, as well as a range of audio field recording equipment. After completing the workshop, participants are certified to use the Audio Lab in the future. Both workshops will be comprised of six sessions held over eight weeks: five consecutive sessions, a 2-week break for production, then one final session.

Instructors: Thomas Aichinger, CEU’s Audio Education Specialist; Peter Kollreider, Audio Storyteller

1. Academic Podcasting Workshop

Podcasts offer a highly accessible format that can help you present, promote and more broadly disseminate your research. This workshop provides conceptual and hands-on experience for participants to realize their own podcast based on their research interests, from learning to develop a concept, record oneself and/or interview partners, and complete all necessary audio post-production. Participants receive feedback and critique from both instructors and peers to develop and refine their projects at each stage of completion.  

Participants include an idea for a podcast they wish to complete with their application, and it must directly relate to their coursework or research. Those that already have a podcast and want to improve its quality are also welcome to apply.   

Dates: Wednesdays, 17:40-19:20, April 12 – May 10. There will be a 2 week break for production, and the sixth & final session will be on May 31.

2. Podcasting Workshop: Belvedere Stories

This workshop will focus on creating stories for and about the Belvedere Museum. Students will collaborate with Museum staff to create podcasts that examine and explore its activities and operations, and the podcasts created in the course will be used by the Museum for promotional purposes. This is an excellent opportunity to experience working with a partner organization to create audio content, in this case a prestigious Viennese institution, and for participants to have their worked heard by a large audience.

A fixed number of spots in this workshop are reserved for CPS BA students, who have the option of taking this for course credit. CPS students who are interested should notify the instructor and Lydia Bolton prior to applying.

Dates: Wednesdays, 15:40-17:20, April 12 – May 10. There will be a 2 week break for production, and the sixth & final session will be on May 31.


For each workshop, 12 applicants will be selected to participate on a first come, first served basis.

  • Students, faculty and staff are welcome to apply.  
  • All sessions are necessary to complete the workshop, please make sure that you can attend all.  
  • No prior experience is necessary, but applicants should have basic computer skills.   

How to apply:  Please send an email to podcasts@ceu.edu including the following:

  • Your name, department, and position at CEU.
  • A brief summary of any experience with audio production  
  • A link to your podcast if you already have one (optional)  
  • For the Academic Podcasting Workshop: A short synopsis of your preliminary idea for a podcast (max. 250 words).  

Deadline for applications: March 24th, 2022

Please note that this program cannot be taken for credit (except for CPS BA students participating in the Belvedere Stories workshop)


About the instructors:

Mag. Peter Kollreider is a sound director, musician and artist. He studied communication science at the University of Vienna, and computer music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He is the founder of Hoerwinkel, a company specialized in audio storytelling and podcasting.

DI Thomas Aichinger is CEU’s Audio Education Specialist. He studied media art at the University of Applied Arts in Salzburg. He is the founder of scopeaudio, a sound studio for sound design and audio post production. As Audio Education Specialist at CEU, Thomas teaches courses in Audio Production and Podcasting and is responsible for the Audio Lab in Vienna.

Together, Thomas and Peter founded SONIC TRACES, a company that creates location based augmented audio reality experiences, with a strong focus on content instead of technology.