Course Brief

Working in any technical role in the radio industry requires an understanding of how the medium works and the use of audio recording and editing equipment. Understanding how different recording environments and different types of
microphones affect audio capture are essential skills in radio production, as are mixing and editing sound. It is important to be able to use a range of equipment, as well as generating appropriate production paperwork and following a number of Health and Safety requirements.

This unit explores the techniques used in radio production, the technology used in producing live and recorded audio and the importance of following industry standard practice with due regard to Health and Safety. Topics included in this unit are: interviewing on location, choosing the right microphone, microphone techniques for radio reporting and drama, using recording and editing equipment, monitoring and adjusting levels, the principles of digital recording, using atmosphere and actuality, editing skills, mixing and balancing sound from different sources, managing audio recordings for live and recorded radio projects, documentation and Health and Safety.

On successful completion of this unit, a student will identify techniques and technology used in radio production, acquire a range of live and pre-recorded audio for use in radio, master a range of radio production techniques and create live and recorded radio projects with due regard to Health and Safety.

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  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Media Production

    Employment Focused; Affordable; Globally Recognized Qualifications in Creative Media Production.

    Build and validate your interest, knowledge and skill with the Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Creative Media Production at SBCS. This internationally recognized, practical qualification prepares students for employment in the media sector, in areas such as Radio, Television, Film, Journalism, and Multimedia. Not just focused on the technical side of things, it also covers the business aspects of Corporate Communications and Freelance employment.

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    The programme comprises of 15 units where you can learn and practise a variety of techniques to develop a substantial portfolio of work. This programme also sets the foundation for an exciting career in the creative industries. 

    Graduates of this Level 5 Higher National Diploma will be accepted onto to the final year of our BA (Hons) Mass Communications.