What is the course about?
Honing your skillset as an all-round broadcaster. Extend and develop your skills for a range of radio broadcasts, putting a live news, current affairs, features and music programme to air, creating the content yourselves. You'll need to have taken the beginners’ presenting course or have previous industry experience. This course will be online.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Writing for, reading and talking on air. Producing features and improving interview skills whether with celebs, politicians or vox pops in the street. Working up a radio pitch into a feature or programme, allowing the student to develop a specific on-air interest or subject, such as human interest stories, health, arts and culture, travel.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Have a wider and deeper understanding of working as a broadcaster within the industry or for personal interest and general confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
It is suitable for anyone who has completed Radio Presenting : Beginners at City Lit or has at least some previous experience such as working on a student or hospital radio station or in an internship or has been interviewed on air or similar. Students with some other relevant experience like working on a community magazine or paper or in PR could also take the course. Other students should check with the tutor.
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?
Class tutorials and discussions, interviews. The course is supported by a media engineer.
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: Advanced
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.