Short Title:Advanced Radio Production
Full Title:Advanced Radio Production
Module Code:RDPR H3003
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DAVID IRWIN
Module Author:David Bryan
Module Description:Building on the basic skills of radio production learned in semesters 1 & 2 and technical audio production practices acquired in semesters 3& 4, students will further develop advanced radio and audio production skills, emphasising both the aesthetic experience and technical practice. Students will further develop the cognitive skills of analysis, research and critique, alongside further developed competency with production tools, leading to production of various programming formats to a given high standard of specification.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Utilise a range of presentation skills relevant to a number of broadcasting situations.
LO2 Demonstrate the value of content selection and scheduling within programming.
LO3 Develop the understanding and application of the conventions of different programme formats.
LO4 Operate the radio studio, location equipment and editing platforms to a high level of competence.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Advanced Studio Operations
Advanced studio operations incorporating equipment layout and content based studio customisations. Advanced multi-tracking, recording and mixing techniques, utilising a variety of digital and analogue equipment.
25.00%
Advanced Presentation and Interviewing Techniques
Advanced presentation and interview techniques over a range of programme types. A number of workshops on developing effective presentation skills on location and in studio based settings.
25.00%
Advanced Programming
Advanced analysis of programme formats incorporating vocal, musical and mixed content types. Content selection and production of elements, specifically live, pre-recorded and report insert packages. Advanced analysis and use of feature timings, scheduling and delivery.
40.00%
Alternate Delivery Methods
An insight into alternate modern delivery platforms of radio, with emphasis on podcasting and online methods.
10.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Written assignment profiling a chosen programme genre currently broadcast on radio. 2,3 5.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Produce an original short insert package. Research, write, source & record interviewees, delivering a short self contained edited production for use within a programme format and for online podcast, with cue sheet. 1,2,3,4 30.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Individually research, script, present and produce a short self-op music programme. Students will also create inserts, stings and other promotional pre recorded items for programme identification. 1,2,3,4 30.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Produce a magazine feature programme. In delegated production roles, the production team will research, script, edit and present a typical magazine programme with particular emphasis on editorial selection, scheduling, eminence and relevance of guest contributors. 1,2,3,4 30.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Marks are awarded for contributions in class during workshops and lectures. 1,2,3,4 5.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer/Lab Students will attend in-class lectures, lecturer lead demonstrations, practical workshops, tutorials, seminars and critique sessions 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Research & evaluation 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • McLeish R. 2005, Radio Production, Focal Press [ISBN: 0240519728]
  • Geller, V. 2011, Beyond Powerful Radio, Second Edition, Focal Press [ISBN: 9780240522241]
  • Norberg, E 1996, Radio Programming: Tactics and Strategy, Focal Press Boston [ISBN: 9780240802343]
  • Trewin, J 2003, Presenting on TV and Radio, Focal Oxford [ISBN: 9780240519067]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HAVAB_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 5 Elective