Short Title:Advanced Radio Production
Full Title:Advanced Radio Production
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:RDPR H3003
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:David Bryan
Module Description:Building on the basic skills of digital 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 global standard industry 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 contemporary radio facilities, location equipment and digital audio workstations to a high level of global standard industry practice.
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.
Advanced Presentation and Interviewing Techniques
Advanced presentation and interview techniques over a range of programme types, incorporating a number of workshops on developing effective presentation skills on location and in studio based settings.
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.
Alternate Delivery Methods
An insight into digital distribution methods, with emphasis on podcasting and online avenues.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
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 an original short insert package. Research, write, source & record interviewees, delivering a short self contained edited production for use within a programme format or for online podcast, with cue sheet. 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
Reflective Journal Produce a module journal of the work completed during the semester. The journal will contain a concise record of all the relevant tasks and activities undertaken by the student, any concept and brainstorming work participated in and undertaken during the semester, research and preproduction notes and details of any new or special aspects that the student learned such as problem solving, creative processes, technical limitations and solutions, and research methods. 1,2,3,4 10.00 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. 2015, Radio Production, 6 Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 1138819972]
  • Geller, V. 2011, Beyond Powerful Radio, 2 Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 0240522249]
  • Norberg, E. 2017, Radio Programming: Tactics and Strategy, 1 Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 1138464775]
  • Trewin, J. 2016, Presenting on TV and Radio, 1 Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 1138141372]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources