Experience radio production

Ref: C3530011

Discover radio production takes you from ideas and research through the recording process and introduces you to editing techniques. Learn about 'vox pops' record an interview with a hand held microphone and have a go at editing using a computer. Discover the difference between studio presenting and going to an outside broadcast. Learn about different styles of radio presenting and production and the roll radio plays in the community.

Additional information about this course

No session in half term 18th February 2019

Course aim

Experience radio production. From research and recording 'vox pops' to interviews and reviews. Experience editing techniques and have your work broadcast on a community radio station. Discover outside broadcast and studio presenting styles.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the role of community radio
  • Learn how to identify an interesting topic and how to research
  • Use a hand held microphone to record a vox pop or a short interview
  • Identify and use editing software on a computer to improve a recording

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • It might be useful to listen to a variety of radio stations, music and speech based to hear different styles.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Experience radio production

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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