Radio is a highly creative and competitive branch of media and this course focuses on the production process. Study the cultural, economic and political factors influencing radio production, learning to connect with your target audience by creating powerful programmes.
This course builds on the strengths of the successful general BA in Media Production: learn theory and practice producing programmes as well as presentations, essays and reports, culminating in a final project produced under simulated industry conditions.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
Media Production (Radio) draws on the strengths of the well-established and successful course in media production. It adds to the existing provision by providing an opportunity to focus on radio production.
Many graduates from Media Production have now progressed to successful careers in the UK and international media.
The BA Media Production (Radio) has been designed to provide students with a range of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to enhance students employability. At a curricular level, students will engage in an examination of the theoretical context of the industry in which they will seek employment. Furthermore assessments include the contextualisation of theory in practice in a setting of students choice, allowing students to relate what they are learning to their employability. Within both their guided and independent learning students are encouraged to engage in the wider media industries network. They will also have an opportunity to participate in Media Junction. Within the employability strand students are supported to understand policy, programmes, partnership working and evidence of need when devising their own programming in their final year. The programme is also supported by seminars led by internal and external speakers. The organisation and structure of the course allows students to engage in a wide range of extra-curricular activities to enhance their employability.
Students who register for the degree with professional practice year will additionally attend a series of workshops and activities related to securing a suitable placement and compulsory briefings at the end of year 2 to ensure that all legal requirements for health and safety, safeguarding etc. training have been met. This will be explained more fully in your professional practice handbook once you have registered with the Careers and Employability Services Student Development and Awards Team in your first year. If you will be working with children and/or vulnerable people you will be required to have a DBS check and undertake Safeguarding and Prevent training.