This year-long course is ideal if you are looking to work in the radio or audio broadcasting industry. With the expansion of digital broadcasting, there is an increasing number of jobs available in radio, including Podcasting and Vodcasting in addition to more traditional programming. You will study the practical skills you need, working in professional purpose-built digital radio studios. The course provides a foundation in a wide variety of essential areas including Broadcasting, Interviewing, Music Programming, Digital Operations, Newsroom Operations and Social Media Promotions. Digital Production and Digital Post Production are also key features of the course structure.
The college radio station, Boom Radio, provides you with the exciting opportunity to broadcast regularly, giving you hands-on experience of running a station and developing and promoting your own show.
This wide variety of relevant learning is exactly what you need to enter the audio broadcasting industry, seriously enhancing your employment opportunities. You’ll be particularly well-placed to progress onto degree-level studies to enhance your prospects even further in a range of creative courses. You will also have a broad-ranging skillset which will enable you to run and promote your own podcast or online shows.
- Scripting and Presenting for Radio Information Bulletins
- Radio Music Programme Production
- Radio Interviewing
- Law and the Communications Industries
- Technical Operations, Recording and Editing
- Radio Presentation
- Radio Project
- Two Highers or relevant NC pass at SCQF Level 6
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- You will be assessed through practical and written assignments
- You will complete project work
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
Interviews held with applicants to discuss the course.
Progression And Articulation Routes
- HND Creative Industries TV & Broadcast
- Employment in the radio industry
Course Cost And Funding Options
HNC Radio Broadcasting students recorded storytellers telling the tales of Midlothian and the Borders which were then used as part of a series of driving, walking and rail journeys throughout the area. The stories are hosted on the Whereverly platform created for the Midlothian and Borders Tourism Action Group.
Whereverly work in partnership with tourism groups, communities and further education institutions to create digital apps that help showcase the rich heritage of the communities and to boost tourism. Student Mitch Stevenson said:
“This has been a very innovative project to be involved in and it’s provided an excellent opportunity to meet with people who have experience working in the broadcasting industry. I’ve also really enjoyed learning and developing new skills which will help me progress in my course."
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