Short Title:Radio Production
Full Title:Radio Production
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:RDPR H1008
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Author:David Bryan
Module Description:This module introduces students to the basic technical, procedural and artistic skills of radio production, including studio based & location productions for both live and pre-recorded programme formats.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss and demonstrate the codes and conventions of the radio medium.
LO2 Be proficient in basic digital studio operation techniques, digital recording and editing techniques and live studio broadcast operations.
LO3 Competently practice basic location recording techniques.
LO4 Edit captured and pre-existing digital audio into a standalone pre-record insert.
LO5 Research, script, edit, present and produce feature programming incorporating location interviews.
LO6 Demonstrate the value of content selection, timing and running orders.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Research and profile a professional radio station with analysis of target audience, programme schedule, presenter types and overall station style. 1,6 10.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment In paired groups, produce 2 short pre-recorded and edited programme inserts. 1: record & edit an on location vox pop. 2: record and edit a short review, preview or feature item on a topic of the students choice, subject to approval of pitch by lecturer. 2,3,4 30.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment In groups of 2, research, script, present and produce a short music based entertainment programme. Each student within the group will operate the studio equipment in turn for the other student. 1,2,5,6 30.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Produce a short magazine feature programme. With delegated production roles, the production team will research, script, edit and present a short typical magazine programme. 1,2,4,5,6 30.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Research & evaluation 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • McLeish, R. 2015, Radio Production, 6 Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 1138819972]
  • Huber, D., Runstein R 2013, Modern Recording Techniques, 9 Ed., Focal Press [ISBN: 113820367X]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HAVAB_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 1 Mandatory
TA_HAVAB_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Digital Media 2 Mandatory