Radio Broadcasting 2
This one year full time course is designed specifically for those who wish to further enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of radio broadcasting and production. The course places great emphasis on self-motivation, time management and group interaction. The course content includes “On Air” presentation skills, Radio Journalism, Research Skills, Documentary practice, Audio Processing and Ethical and Legal Issues. Training will initially take place by producing and presenting radio programmes for the college’s campus radio Juice FM. Further training is available on the college's licensed radio station, in state of the art studios. JUICE FM broadcasts to many parts of Cork City from September to March.
QQI Level 6
This is a one year course.
A QQI Level 5 award in a relevant area of study to include Media Analysis and Communications with radio experience. All candidates will be interviewed and required to complete a voice audition.
The following subjects may be offered:
- Media Industry Awareness
This subject is designed to broaden the learner’s understanding of old and new media formats, specifically looking at production and postproduction values, audience theory and the regulation of new media.
- Media Ethics & Legal Framework
This subject is intended to enable candidates to have an in depth awareness of the ethical and legal issues concerning the media. The subject is designed to prepare learners for working in the media and in journalist circles where they may already have some working knowledge of ethics and legislation that pertains to the media.
- Radio News Broadcasting
This subject is designed to be taken in conjunction with the Radio Techniques subject where course work and assessment may be integrated. The subject is designed to provide learners with a knowledge and understanding of Radio News Broadcasting issues.
- Radio Documentary Production
This subject is designed to give the candidate the range of skills required to work in the area of radio documentary production. The mode of tutoring and delivery is intended to encourage the candidate to manage and produce audio work to a high standard in a simulated workplace environment.
- Broadcasting Presentation Skills
This subject is designed to give the candidate the range of skills required to present radio and television programmes to a professional standard. The mode of teaching and delivery is intended to encourage the candidate to manage and produce broadcast work to a high standard in a simulated workplace environment.
- Radio Techniques
The subject is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the technologies and techniques that underpin modern radio broadcasting. Both practical and theoretical approaches will be used to deliver the subject.
- Work Experience
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to participate in the workplace for a limited time, carrying out work-related tasks autonomously and/or in a supervisory capacity.
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate verbally and nonverbally in a comprehensive range of everyday tasks and in work related tasks independently and/or in a supervisory capacity
- National/Regional/Local Radio/Media
- Radio and Television Journalism
- News Networks and Agencies
- Commercial Production/Voice Over Studios
Radio Broadcasting Graduates Honoured
CSN student Kevin Keenan (past student of our Radio Broadcasting Course) who picked up a bronze award for best production studio iRadio at the 'Love Radio Awards' in 'Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin recently. . Well done Kevin!
Past CSN student Keith Murphy (of Radio Broadcasting) who picked up a GOLD Award for station promotion Corks96FM, Mercy Hospital Foundation, "Radiothon Begins" at the 'Love Radio Awards' in Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin recently. Well done Keith!
CSN Students Win UK Student Radio Awards
Two former Radio Broadcasting Students at Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Cork received major awards at the recent UK Student Radio Awards 2012.
Best Male Presenter (Gold Award) went to Ethan O’Leary 107 Spark FM Sunderland and Best Interview (Gold Award) to Ivan Lehane for “My Boy Daniel” 107 Spark FM. Ethan has been offered as part of his prize the opportunity to present a Programme on BBC Radio One.
These awards follow the Success in 2011 of former students John O Keeffe andCiarain O Regan winning Irish National PPI (Phonographic Performance Ireland) Radio Awards for Best Station Imaging i Radio 105- 107FM and Best Sports CommentatorShannonside/Northern Sound FM.
390 CAO Points can be earned by students on successful completion of this course.
- Students who successfully complete QQI Level 6-FETAC Level 6 in Radio/Media can apply for the “Top Up” final year 3 of Media Production (Radio). Single Honours BA Degree at University of Sunderland or a 3rd and final year at University of Brighton or Bournemouth University.
- Students who successfully complete QQI level 6 Media Production may apply for 2nd year entry to B.A. Hons. in TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting, TL802, Institute of Technology, Tralee.
- Students who successfully complete QQI Level 6 in Radio/Media with a merit/distinction profile can apply for the “Top Up” one year BA Honours Degree in Broadcasting and Journalism at Coláiste Dhúlaigh Dublin in association with The University of Wolverhampton.
Students have access to the college’s “Digital”, “On Air” and “Production” studios. Students are also offered an opportunity to visit many national, local and community radio stations. In addition a number of visiting lecturers, broadcasters and members of the communications media deliver lectures on relevant topics.
CSN operates its own radio station Juice FM 88.7 under licence from the BAI from October to March. It is also available online and via mobile phone apps.