Module Title:Radio and Audio Post Production
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Teaching will be conducted by means of lectures, tutorials and group discussion. Practical demonstration and project-based learning will allow the students to apply theory to practice. Assessments will be carried out through practical work, projects and continuous assessment. Self – directed learning and reflection will be implemented during the course of this module.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to enable the student to develop production & post-production sound techniques that relate to radio and visual media. The module will incorporate location audio production and post-production sound mixing techniques with industry standard software and hardware.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of recording location and studio sound for radio and visual media.
LO2 Display knowledge of industry standard audio production/manipulation software.
LO3 Examine and troubleshoot sound recordings as well as post-production sound mixing in studio and on location.
LO4 Encode emotion in radio or visual media through the use of audio multi-track layering.
LO5 Show ability to plan, develop and produce content for radio in a creative manner.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Radio Sound Production for different Genres - Theory
A study of radio content to include: chat show, news, vox pops, documentary & advertising content.
Roles in Radio Production - Theory
Discussion of the various roles in radio to include: content director, producer, researcher & presenter.
Radio Chat Show - Theory
Lectures will cover aspects of planning a radio chat show to include: content needed for a chat show, studio set-ups, microphone set-ups and live sound mixing.
Radio Documentary - Theory
Elements needed to produce a radio documentary including: content needed for a radio documentary, recording contributors, the recce, recording at different locations and the edit.
Pre-Production Workflow for Film - Theory
Planning for production and post-production audio.
Production Workflow for TV & Film - Theory
Location sound techniques. Microphone choices. Microphone positioning with a contributor.
Post-production Workflow for Film - Theory
Production dialogue editing. ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement). Sound effects editing and design. Foley. Music composition. Music. Editing. Mixing. The importance of atmosphere/wildtrack.
Radio & Audio Production - Practical
PRACTICAL - Radio and audio production in action: Pre-production audio - planning to produce audio content for radio and visual media. Production audio - recording location and studio sound for various radio and visual media genres. Post-production audio - mixing post-production sound for various radio and visual media genres.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Project50.00%
Practical30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other A written continuous assessment test in relation to audio for radio production will assess the learning outcomes covered up to that point. 10 marks will be allocated for this test. 1,4,5 10.00 Week 14
Other A written continuous assessment test in relation to post-production audio for visual media will assess the learning outcomes covered up to that point. 10 marks will be allocated for this test. 1,2,4 10.00 Week 28
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A significant individual project will be allocated a total of 50 marks and will involve the production of a complete sound mix for a short film. 1,2,3,4 50.00 Sem 2 End
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation In groups the students will plan and produce a piece of radio content. This practical project will be allocated a total of 30 marks. 2,3,4,5 30.00 Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 3.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EETVM_D Bachelor of Science in TV and Media Production 3 Mandatory
CW_EETVM_B Bachelor of Science(Honours) in TV and Media Production 3 Mandatory