Radio presenting: improvers

Course Dates: 10/11/20 - 15/12/20
Time: 15:00 - 17:30
Location: Online
Tutors:

Extend and develop your skills for a range of radio broadcasts, presenting and putting a live news, current affairs, features and music programme to air, creating the content yourselves. You'll need to have taken the beginners’ course or have previous industry experience. This course will be online.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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.

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

I loved participating in both courses and I just hope that I can continue learning and progressing. The tutor gave very knowledgeable and honest feedback. I hope I can join her in the Advanced course whenever it happens!
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 18/06/2020)
The classes were actually the highlight of my week - and gave me something positive to focus on!
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 04/06/2020)
Excellent course with incredibly knowledgeable tutor and technician always ready with ideas of how you can improve skills/networking and find a job in the industry.
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Review by Hogimcbogi / (Posted on 20/11/2019)
Just wanted to say thank you for an excellent course. I enjoyed it immensely and learnt a lot. It was great to be able to have the opportunity to actually script and get behind a mic each week. Although there is a long way to go, I was amazed how much practical experience was crammed into six short sessions and how much I learnt.
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 17/06/2019)
I attended the improvers course straight after the beginners. I absolutely loved the second course, meeting and working with a great group of people.
The teacher is fantastic, his manner is lovely and I've left the course feeling satisfied and confident in my new skills.
The technician was also great, providing us with our recordings on the last session.

The only thing I would say is I wish their was an advanced course to follow up on, mainly because I just enjoyed it so much.
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Review by Rose Mac / (Posted on 05/07/2018)
Tutor Biographies
Allis Moss

Allis is an experienced freelance journalist and broadcaster with a wide range of credits over more than two decades. As well as presenting her own shows on BBC and commercial radio, she is known for partnering Danny Baker on the award-winning Radio 5 Morning Edition breakfast show and Radio 1 weekends. She spent a decade as a newsreader on BBC World Service, was a staff continuity writer-announcer on BBC1 and contributes to programmes such as ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ and ‘Witness’ on Radio 4 and World Service. She worked in Paris for some years as a presenter for Radio France International and as a correspondent for Radio Netherlands Worldwide here in the UK. Most recently Allis has been spotted on Wimbledon Centre Court (at the mic) and in the forecaster’s Tower at the All England Lawn Tennis, where she is the Voice of the world-famous Championships. She is a White Rose Scholar for Leeds University, writing and presenting history for broadcast and press including The New European, Archant News and Time Out Paris. She is the author of the local history book, ‘The Jigsaw Journey’. She has taught at the Global Institute, London Met and University of Southampton Solent.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: DMM010

Tue, day, 10 Nov - 15 Dec '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £151.00
Concession: £115.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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or call 020 7492 2542

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