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Media, Music & Sound Production

Radio and Podcasting HNC

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

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 audio production, including Podcasting and Vodcasting in addition to more traditional programming. You will study the practical skills you need, working in professional purpose-built digital studios. The course provides a foundation in a wide variety of essential areas including Broadcasting, Interviewing, Music Programming, Digital Operations, Journalism, documentary making 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 Media or Broadcast courses. You will also have a broad-ranging skill set that will enable you to run and promote your own podcast or online shows.

What you will learn

  • Music Programme Production
  • Interviewing skills
  • Media Law requirements
  • Studio Operations including Recording and Editing
  • Radio Presentation
  • Social media production
  • Podcasting

Placement information

Boom Radio Live Broadcasts

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through practical and written assignments  
  • You will complete project work

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • Two Highers or relevant NC pass at SCQF Level 6

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Interviews held with applicants to discuss the course.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND Creative Industries TV & Broadcast
  • HND Audio Visual Technology
  • HND Sound Production
  • Subject to a successful interview articulation to QMU. Napier first year entry.  

Career options

  • Employment in the radio industry or AV production or podcasts, 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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