New Zealand Diploma in Radio Broadcasting (Level 5)

New Zealand Diploma in Radio Broadcasting (Level 5)

This programme is designed for tauira new to the radio broadcasting industry or tauira thinking about a career in radio broadcasting and related media industries and environments.

 

The courses provide the tauira with a range of learning opportunities and media contexts to develop communication as well as radio media skills and knowledge for applied radio broadcasting contexts. On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to enter the industry ¬in areas such as presenting, production, programming, marketing, sales, brand management, studio engineering, creative writing, journalism, and digital content management.

 

What you will learn

Graduates will be able to:

  • Create and present information and entertainment content for use in radio broadcasting and related media environments that meet legal and ethical requirements
  • Apply relevant media production business practice to production processes
  • Research and analyse the social, political, economic, cultural, and historical conditions relevant in the radio broadcasting and related media environments, to inform radio broadcasting and media practice
  • Work reliably, independently, and collaboratively in order to operate effectively in a professional media environment.
Start Date
Dates
08 Mar to 12 Dec 2021
Duration
Duration
40 weeks including 6 weeks of school holidays
Commitment
Commitment
Face to face and blended delivery comprised of noho, wānanga, mixed mode and field visits/practice.
Applications Close
Applications close
1 Feb 2021
Campus Location
Locations
Tāmaki Makaurau
Requirements
Pathway
Fees
Fees
Tuition fee: $6400.00

RB5001 Radio Production

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop the technical skills to operate a radio production facility and related radio technologies.

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Operate a radio production suite
  • Record and edit for radio
  • Mix and edit audio materials for radio and multimedia
  • Make vox pop recordings

RB5002 Broadcast Presentation

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop skills for live radio presentation, recording and reading radio and video news and advertising scripts, and performance of live radio crosses, in accordance with standard New Zealand broadcasting practice.

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Read news bulletins for broadcast
  • Present voice reports for news stories
  • Perform live crosses from locations
  • Deliver radio commercials in a range of styles
  • Present to camera

RB5003 Live Broadcast

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop skills required to plan, present, and manage the technical requirements for solo and tandem live radio broadcasts.

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Plan, present and manage the technical requirements for live radio broadcasts
  • Plan, present and manage tandem broadcasts

RB5004 Multimedia

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop understanding of the implications of new media development for broadcasting, and skills in using various forms of new media as broadcasting tools.

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of new media and how they affect broadcasting
  • Use new media for broadcasting
  • Take and process digital photographic images for posting on online platforms
  • Edit a video for publication on online platforms

RB5005 Writing for Radio

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop skills in writing for the ear, for use in radio broadcasts and multimedia material

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Write news and information copy for radio bulletins
  • Write for radio in a variety of styles to suit different programme formats
  • Write for use in multimedia applications
  • Write short analysis reports

RB5006 Radio Business Practice

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop knowledge and skills in business practice for commercial radio production processes.

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Write and produce radio commercials using multiple techniques
  • Design and manage radio station promotions for clients
  • Identify and address issues related to broadcasting law, copyright, and ethical practice

RB5007 Professional Studies

Course Type: Core

Description: The aim is to introduce tauira to social, political, economic, cultural, historical, and legal conditions relevant to radio broadcasting and related media.

  • On completion of this course tauira will be able to:
  • Discuss the sociocultural, political, and economic context for radio broadcasting and related media in New Zealand
  • Discuss te Tiriti o Waitangi and tikanga Māori as related to (a) the tauira as an individual and (b) broadcasting practice in NZ
  • Reflect on a personal response to contextual and cultural concepts
  • Identify and discuss key legislation, industry bodies and professional ethics that apply to broadcasting in NZ.

RB5008 Radio Station Project

Course Type: Core

Description: Develop tauira’ collaboration, problem-solving, and application of radio broadcasting skills through a tauira radio station group project

  • By the end of this course the tauira will be able to:
  • Discuss collaborative processes and team roles
  • Use communication and cultural skills in team building and team sustainability
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of a group project
  • Carry out a range of duties required to run a commercial radio station
  • Produce and present editorial and advertising content for a commercial radio station
  • Evaluate a group project and their own contribution to it
  • Identify and address cultural, legal, and ethical issues that may arise in a project

 

Course Code

Course Title

Level

Credit

Type

Semester

RB5001

Radio Production

5

15

Core

S1

RB5002

Broadcast Presentation

5

15

Core

S1

S2

RB5003

Live

Broadcast

5

15

Core

S1

S2

RB5004

Multimedia

5

15

Core

S1

S2

RB5005

Writing for Radio

5

15

Core

S1

S2

RB5006

Radio Business Practice

5

15

Core

S1

S2

RB5007

Professional Studies 

5

15

Core

S1 only

RB5008

Radio Station Project

5

15

Core

S2 only

 

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