When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Jon Preston
  • Course Code W24MPPI02A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This is a course aimed at anyone with an interest in the world of radio. Learn the core skills of programme making including interviewing; writing; editing using Adobe Audition; and presenting. You’ll be trained using industry best practice and state-of-the-art equipment to get you started as a radio and podcast producer. At the end of the term, you will take part in a Morley Radio ‘Takeover’. You will present, live on air, some of the content you have produced during the course. No previous radio experience required.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use standard radio equipment for recording and editing
  • Write scripts for radio programmes and podcasts
  • Present your own radio show or podcast
  • Edit and clean up audio using Adobe Audition

Class format and activities

Practical workshops Class discussion of listening assignments. Taking notes during lectures and audiovisual presentations Group and individual projects

Entry requirements

A strong interest in radio Access outside of class to a basic recording set up (PC or Mac computer, audio interface, recording software such as Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, etc. and basic microphone) is strongly recommended. Some experience of using Apple computers would be an advantage, but support during class will be given. Basic computer skills, file management, etc.

What you need to know before you enrol

A certain amount of homework is required. Due to the nature of the content of the course you might be exposed to high volume levels. We strongly encourage everyone to bring a pair of ear plugs to every lesson.

What you need

Pen and paper to take notes A USB memory stick to save your work Handouts and materials given by the tutor A portable recorder is useful but not essential Access to a computer outside class

What you can do next

Radio Production & Podcasting 2