Radio and Podcasting HNC
Campus Granton Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 7
Study mode Full time
Duration 41 weeks
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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
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
- 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 RequirementsIELTS 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.
- Employment in the radio industry or AV production or podcasts,
Discover the Creative Industries Faculty
Our Creative Industries faculty offers a variety of courses which help prepare students to stand out from the crowd in their chosen field, be it art and design, broadcast media and photography, music and sound production, performing arts or computing.
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