Radio Broadcasting 1
Note: Course shadowing as part of work experience is available for this course.
Five former students have won National PPI Radio Awards from this highly renowned course. The emergence of digital radio has made learning about radio production more relevant than ever before. Students gain hands on experience in the radio industry.
Practical experience is ongoing on the college's licensed digital on air radio station, Juice FM. Presenting skills, interviewing, news reading, sound recording and digital editing form part of this programme of study.
Students form part of the management structure for Juice FMs online and FM radio output.
QQI Level 5
This is a one year course with an option for students to progress to Radio Broadcasting 2.
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied standard. All candidates will be interviewed and required to complete a voice audition.
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.
- Media Analysis
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.
- Political Studies
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.
- Word Processing
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.
- Work Experience
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
- Radio and Television Journalism
- News Networks and Agencies
- Commercial Production/Voice Over Studios
390 CAO Points can be earned by students on successful completion of this course.
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 Broadcasting 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.
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.