Module Title:Radio
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
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. Self – directed learning and reflection will be implemented during module.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to enable the student to develop skills and techniques that relate to radio and podcast production.
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 podcasts.
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 through the use of audio multi-track layering.
LO5 Demonstrate the ability to plan, develop and produce content for radio and podcasts in a creative manner.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction: Radio & Podcast
Production planning & research for radio & podcast. Production techniques. Planning & producing live & recorded broadcasts. Production roles. Editorial decision-making.
Radio Sound Production for different genres
A study of radio content to include: chat show, news, vox pops, documentary & advertising content.
Radio & Audio Production - Practical
Pre-production audio - planning to produce audio content for radio, documentary and podcasts. Production audio - recording location and studio sound for various genres. Post-production audio - mixing post-production sound for various genres.
Radio Shows
Planning and producing radio shows. Content needed, studio set-ups, microphone set-ups and live sound mixing.
Radio Documentary
Elements needed to produce a radio documentary including: research & recce, content, recording contributors, recording at different locations, post-production.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Class tests will assess the relevant learning outcomes. 1,2,3 20.00 Ongoing
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project An individual or team project will involve the production of a podcast series. 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students will plan and produce a radio show. 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 5.00