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Radio Broadcast Media

  • Course Code

    CR_HBRME_6

  • Field of Study

    Multimedia

  • Type of Course:

    Certificate

  • Type of Qualification:

    Certificate

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

Admission Requirements:

Candidates would be expected to have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent). Basic computer and keyboard skills are necessary.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be applicable for candidates.

Please note this course is delivered on Apple Mac computers and takes place at CIT Bishopstown Campus.

Course summary

The programme will equip its graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to develop as broadcasters in a fast growing media rich and technically advanced environment. It has a strong focus on developing students’ broadcasting skills and giving them a good understanding of the principles and practices of reporting, practical broadcasting and audio-visual broadcasting technology.

Department(s)

Media Communications

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

An Information/Registration session will take place on Tuesday 5th September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.

 

Course Fee: €440 per 5 credit module

Duration: 1 Year Part-Time

Award: Certificate in Radio Broadcast Media(Level 6on the National Framework of Qualifications).
 

Who is this course aimed at?

The Certificate in Radio Broadcast Media is aimed at those who are interested in launching a professional career in radio.  You may already have experience working in community radio or are just starting out on a career in broadcasting.

What skills will I learn?

The programme will equip its graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to develop as broadcasters in a fastgrowing media rich and technically advanced environment. It has a strong focus on developing students’ broadcasting skills and giving them a good understanding of the principles and practices of reporting, recording, editing , live programming and documentary making. 

There is strong emphasis on developing marketable skills and a work placement module allows students to make connections within the industry.  We currently have connections with RTE, REDFM and 96FM.

The course offers individual or multiple modules in an easily accessible, learner-centered manner that accommodates work and other committments.

What are my career options after the course?

Graduates will be skilled in the areas of reporting, presenting and production. They will be employable in local and national radio both behind the mic and in the field. Work placements offer students the opportunity to explore new career paths within the industry.

Some interesting facts:
  • 83% of all Irish adults listen to radio every day
    JNLR April 2016
  • Perhaps no invention of modern times has delivered so much while initially promising so little.
    http://discovermagazine.com
  • Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world.
    UNESCO
  • Radio affects most intimately, person-to-person, offering a world of unspoken communication between writer-speaker and the listener.
    Marshall McLuhan

Please note this course is delivered on Apple Mac computers.


 

 

Detailed Module information is available here

Modules are:

Introduction to Audio Visual Broadcasting Technology
Journalism Writing Principles
Practical Broadcasting Skills
Broadcasting Industry Placement

 

Introduction to Audio Visual Broadcasting Technology


Tuesday, 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Semester 1 (13 weeks)

Aim
This module will provide an introduction audio visual recording and processing for broadcast purposes. Students develop a fundamental knowledge of the properties
and use of audio video recording, storage and editing equipment and processes

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to

  • Demonstrate the use of audio visual technology, 
software, hardware and exchange formats.
  • Analyse requirements of broadcast media and workflow.
  • Plan and manage projects intended for broadcast.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills in the implementation 
of audio/visual solutions.
  • Prepare material for internet broadcasting.
Journalistic Writing and Principles

Wednesday, 7pm - 9pm. Semester 1 (13 weeks)

Aim
The aim of this module is to give students a fundamental knowledge of the principles of journalism and news. It will also enable students to learn the techniques and principles of Broadcast Journalism. The module will develop students’ news reporting skills and their ability to source news, develop stories, and build good contacts.

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

  • Write clear and concise news stories
  • Be a part of a journalistic team and manage the delivery 
of work to an industry standard and to specified 
deadlines
  • Identify and overcome common news writing faults
  • Develop good writing skills and develop a knowledge of 
grammar
  • Identify differing sources of news, and develop 
appropriate copy based on identified requirements and for specific audiences
Practical Broadcasting Skills

Monday, 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Semester 2 (13 weeks)

Aim
This module will equip students with the fundamental practical skills required by a broadcasting journalist. These skills include researching news items and feature ideas, recording and editing interviews, writing scripts in a format appropriate for broadcast, creating and presenting bulletins. Students will gain an understanding of how a newsroom operates, how editorial decisions are made, and how tasks are prioritised. They will learn through a combination of practical real-life tasks, class presentation, and self-directed learning.

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

  • Write news stories appropriate to target audience

  • Construct and edit radio bulletins
Learn presenting skills
  • Record and edit audio material for use in radio news bulletins
  • Learn what the role of the editor is and the process of story choice
Broadcasting Industry Placement

Thursday 7pm - 9pm. Semester 2 (13 weeks)

(First meeting – arrangements for work placement will then be scheduled)

Aim
For this module the student will undertake a relevant work placement in a radio station. The placement programme will familiarise the student with work practices and procedures and provide him/her with the opportunity to observe the practical application of theoretical knowledge gained on his/her course. The placement is supported by a member of academic staff in CIT together with a workplace mentor. The aim of the industrial placement is to introduce the learner to structured employment in a radio station and to develop in the learner an understanding of the organisation, its procedures and technologies.

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

  • Critically analyse the enterprise, its culture and the organisation
  • Use effective and professional communication skills within the workplace
  • Demonstrate initiative and leadership skills when working alone and in teams
  • Apply knowledge, skills and competencies acquired during the programme of study to the analysis and solution of 
workplace problems
  • Reflect on and analyse the learning experience resulting from the work placement.

Graduates of this programme will be able to

  • Demonstrate the technical and production knowledge of audio-visual broadcasting technology.
  • Present broadcasting practical knowledge and application.
  • Demonstrate a theoretical knowledge of broadcasting and reporting.
  • Apply a range of broadcasting principles and technical skills in an industry placement.
  • Online Application is open for course commencing in September 2017 (Semester 1).
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €440 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
  • Note: Applicants will need to specify which module(s) they intend to take - please add a note to the "Additional Information" field on your application.
  • Early enrolment is advisable as places are limited. 

 

 

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AnneMarie Green
annemarie.green@cit.ie
021 433 5810

Rose McGrath, Head, Dept of Media Communications
rose.mcgrath@cit.ie