Radio and Podcasting 1
I would highly recommend the course as it offers professional learning in a really fun environment. –Pearse McCarty 96Fm News / Former Graduate.
Five former students have won National PPI Radio Awards from this highly renowned course. The emergence of digital radio and podcasting has made learning about radio production more relevant than ever before. Students gain hands-on experience in a radio industry setting and will learn the basics of producing an original, creative podcast. Learn how to communicate and successfully market a podcast towards a mass audience. Students form part of the management structure for Juice Corks, FM, mobile and online radio output.
Tony Sayers Student media award winner 2022 "Best DJ of the Year" Award, Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
QQI Level 5
This is a one year course with an option for students to progress to Radio and Podcasting 2.
Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI level 4 qualification. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications. All applicants will be interviewed.
Students will be required to undertake 60 Hours work experience at the Juice FM Cork on site radio broadcasting studio.
The following subjects may be offered:
Radio Programme Production
The purpose of this subject is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to produce radio programmes and other radio broadcast materials to a standard suitable for a range of services at local, regional and national level.
Sound Engineering & Production
The purpose of this subject is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision in a sound engineering and production environment and develop an awareness of present audio technological developments.
The purpose of this subject is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to identify successful media practices using the theoretical framework that underpins practical media work.
The purpose of this subject is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to engage with key cultural, political, social and economic issues including an awareness of the centrality of politics in everyday life and with an understanding of the range and diversity of political systems in Ireland and of the European Union.
Research Skills for Journalism
The purpose of this subject is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills, techniques and competence to effectively carry out online and offline research, generate contacts and carry out interviews for both the print and broadcast media.
Practical classes in audio editing using industry standard software.
The purpose of this subject is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use a word processing application to produce documents in a variety of contexts to a professional or publishable standard whilst working autonomously and under general direction
The purpose of this subject is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to communicate verbally and nonverbally in standard everyday tasks and in work-related tasks, operating independently while under general direction.
The purpose of this subject 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 independently while under general direction.
- National/Regional/Local Radio/Media
- Media/Radio/Television Journalism
- News Networks and Agencies
- Commercial Production/Voice Over Studios
EDUCATION PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES
For full details on progression opportunities see these links:
- Students who successfully complete QQI Level 5 Radio Production may apply for QQI level 6 in Media Production (CSN Radio an Podcasting Year 2).
- Students who successfully complete QQI Level 5 Radio Production with a minimum of 3 Distinctions may apply for 2nd year entry to B.A. Hons in TV, Radio and New Media Broadcasting, (TL802), Institute of Technology, Tralee.
Students with a QQI level 5 distinction profile may be eligible to apply to higher education courses through the Higher Education Link Scheme, e.g. B.A. degree, U.C.C.
Third Level courses in Ireland and abroad e.g., UCC, CIT
Coláiste Dhulaigh Dublin. B.A. (Hons) Top Up part time one-year Higher Education in Broadcasting & Journalism
Top Up final year 3 of media production (Radio) single honours BA at University of Sunderland.
3rd and final year at University of Brighton/Bournemouth
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.
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.
CSN Juice FM studio
'Best National Presenter' Award Winning Sean Ryan, CSN Radio Broadcasting Graduate
Radio Broadcasting 2 students winning an Award for World College Radio Day from America.
Juice FM outside broadcast at Fota Resort