Advanced Radio and Podcasting
Advanced Radio and Podcasting 2023-24
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
This module enables students to learn more about particular aspects of radio and podcast production, with an emphasis on comedy, drama and discussion-based podcasts. They will listen to examples, analyse production practices and editorial considerations, and develop their own ideas and productions.
In a series of hour-long lectures and weekly two-hour workshops, students will study examples of audio comedy, drama, and discussion-based podcasts, and develop their own ideas and productions in these areas. Various formats and genres within the three main areas will be discussed and various editorial considerations will be explored. Students will develop individual ideas in these three areas before focusing on one of these ideas and creating their own production. They will all be expected to pitch their ideas for their main production project in advance to the rest of the class.
Threshold - D: •Knowledge of key areas/principles only •Weaknesses in understanding of main areas •Limited evidence of background study •Answer only poorly focused on question and with some irrelevant material and poor structure •Arguments presented but lack coherence •Several factual/computational errors •No original interpretation •Only major links between topics are described •Limited problem solving •Many weaknesses in presentation and accuracy
Good - C/B: •Knowledge of key areas/principles •Understands main areas •Limited evidence of background study •Answer focused on question but also with some irrelevant material and weaknesses in structure •Arguments presented but lack coherence •Has several factual/computational errors •No original interpretation •Only major links between topics are described •Limited problem solving •Some weaknesses in presentation and accuracy
•Strong knowledge •Understands most but not all •Evidence of background study •Focused answer with good structure •Arguments presented coherently •Mostly free of factual and computational errors •Some limited original interpretation •Well known links between topics are described •Problems addressed by existing methods/approaches •Good presentation with accurate communication
Excellent - A: •Comprehensive knowledge •Detailed understanding •Extensive background study •Highly focused answer and well structured •Logically presented and defended arguments •No factual/computational errors •Original interpretation •New links between topics are developed •New approach to a problem •Excellent presentation with very accurate communication
- Demonstrate the ability to analyse creative processes and practice through engagement in one or more production practices;
- Experiment, as appropriate, with forms, conventions, languages, techniques and
practices within the context of radio production and podcasting.
- Initiate, develop and realise distinctive and creative work within the area of radio production and podcasting;
- Produce original work demonstrating the effective and confident manipulation of sound;
Production ideas - submission of three brief proposals, each one in a different area of production.
Produce an original audio production through working independently in one of the production areas that have been studied, developing a script/plan and undertaking the entire creative, editorial and technical process.