Media and Photography

Radio Series Development Techniques (Advanced) Short Course

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course has various start dates throughout the year and runs for 6 weeks 6pm until 8pm.

Entry requirements

Intermediate level knowledge and skills in radio series development.

You will achieve

This is a non accredited course.

Course overview

Develop the advanced skills needed to plan and develop a series for radio…

This course will involve writing, producing and recording narratives, programmes, short stories/scenes, documentaries and interviews using an assortment of industry standard equipment and software.

Paying particular attention to structure, characterisation, dialogue and series composition, learners will also cover user experience methodologies, case studies, boosting awareness and consideration, audience response and developing short-long term brand salience.

Broadcasting standards and ethics will also be covered as part of this course and activities that support creating a live portfolio/ show-reel for future employment will be discussed and presented.

Course content

Be guided on a step-by-step experience in developing techniques and approaches needed to create an advanced radio series

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Develop your own radio series/scenes
  • Write original sections of text and develop characters
  • Record a performed script in a recording studio
  • Explore ‘on mic’ skills and techniques required for acting in radio drama
  • Capture, Edit and Post-Produce assets
  • Develop vocal characterisation skills for audio situations
  • Advanced workflow management techniques
  • Creating and amalgamating show-reels

All equipment will be provided

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

Following on from this course you could try one of our other media short courses.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £200 Full Fee Payable

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

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Radio Series Development Techniques (Advanced) Short Course

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