Module Title:Radio Production
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of practical demonstrations, workshops, listening sessions, tutorials and group discussion/critique will be implemented.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide the student with the practical skills and editorial knowledge involved in the processes and execution of radio programming.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the technical, editorial and theoretical skills involved in radio studio operations.
LO2 Determine how creative, technical and administrative skills combine to produce radio programmes.
LO3 Identify the importance of ethical standards and codes of practice in the development and the execution of radio programmes.
LO4 Apply skills and knowledge to varying programme content.
LO5 Analyse and evaluate the processes, the finished transmission/recording and their role within through reflective critical analysis.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Students will learn the concepts, procedures and technical skills required to produce radio studio programming and content. Through hands-on practical workshops, listening sessions, demonstrations and tutorials, students will develop the basic technical skills necessary to operate and master broadcast equipment in the studio environment. Production work is a group activity and students will be expected to achieve a solid grounding in both editorial and technical areas. During this module, the student will: • Analyse and apply knowledge to a wide range of radio content. • Apply know-how and practice in the art of writing and designing content for radio. • Understand the importance of ethics, objectivity, impartiality, fairness and codes of practice. • Identify and assume the roles of producer and studio personnel/crew. • Conceive, formulate and experiment with ideas and experience the processes of communicating messages using aural codes in radio production. • Competently and safely operate equipment in the studio environment. • Work competently and coherently as a production group. • Prepare, compile and produce comprehensive production files of their work. • Execute pre-recorded and ‘As-Live’ radio programmes of specified content and duration for a clearly identified demographic. • Assess the processes, the completed production/content/transmission and their role within through reflective, critical analysis.
Practical studio workshops, demonstrations, tutorials and recordings
Students will learn hands on practical skills in operating radio studio equipment.
Listening sessions, presentations and group critique/discussion
Students will listen, analyse, discuss, present and debate varying radio production content.
Codes of practice
Students analyse the importance of objectivity, impartiality and fairness in radio programming.
Students will learn to conceive and formulate ideas and draft production content and scripts for varied radio programmes.
Critical Analysis
Students cognitively learn from assessing their productions and their role within through reflective, critical analysis.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Operations & Content 1,2,3,4 40.00 Every Week
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Production 1,2,3,4 40.00 Every Week
Project Production File 2,3,4 10.00 Sem 2 End
Project Critical Evaluation 5 10.00 Sem 2 End
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Studio Based Learning Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 8.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EETVM_B Bachelor of Science(Honours) in TV and Media Production 7 Elective