Radio presenting: beginners

Course Dates: 25/02/20 - 31/03/20
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

What makes a good radio presenter? From getting the script off the page and ad-libbing to music presenting and news reading, develop an on air identity, working as live ‘on mic’ each week.


What is the course about?

Using discussion, exercise and practice to develop an on-air identity. Learn techniques to write, edit and read broadcast text and get it off the page; ad-lib; present with music; read news; interview; make a simple package and work towards making a short feature.

What will we cover?

Presenting, promotion, script reading and writing, ad-libbing, news reading, interviewing and making a short feature.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Establish and build an on-air identity.
Read a news bulletin effectively.
Conduct a radio interview.
Present and produce a package.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

For beginners, through to those with some experience of presentation.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently and clearly.
• To read a script accurately.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes.
If you are new to voice classes please take a moment to read our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) before choosing.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Practical exercises.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No. Recorded material MAY be made available via Google Classroom at the end of the course in accordance with our privacy policies and data protection regulations.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Radio Presenting : Improvers
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.


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You get to practice in front of the mic and hear your work.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 01/11/2019)
An excellent course, carefully structured, very well tutored and faultless technical back-up. It covered all the fundamentals of the different styles of radio presentation - news reading, reporting, interviewing, presenting and so on - and got all the students working together. A really good learning experience and one which directly helped me get hired by a local radio station.
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Review by Rookie Reporter / (Posted on 08/05/2018)
Tutor Biographies
Allis Moss

Tutor, journalist and broadcaster Allis Moss is the author of the local history book: ‘The Jigsaw Journey’ which was produced with an Arts-in-Action grant. As a White Rose Scholar, Allis is a researcher of nineteenth century European history. She has written about history for many years for the BBC and other channels, including an edition of Witness for World Service to mark the centenary of the British nurse Edith Cavell. She has also produced history material for Radio 4 and other BBC networks such as for From Our Own Correspondent, Excess Baggage, Loose Ends, Heart and Soul and Countryfile.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: DMB011

Please choose a course date 

Tue, day, 25 Feb - 31 Mar '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £143.00
Concession: £109.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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