The WLR/WIT Certificate in Radio Broadcasting and Presenting wrapped up on Wednesday night, 17th May 2017, with some highly talented students showcasing what they've learned over the 12 week course.
18 students, each of whom either wants to work in radio or was simply looking for an insight into the industry, undertook the course which ran for 12 weeks from January-May 2017.
This Level 6 Certificate Course is a practice-based introduction to radio broadcasting and presenting jointly developed and delivered by WIT, WLR and Beat. It was delivered by both practicising broadcasters and academic staff which gave students a broad introduction to the practical skills of radio presentating including news reading, editing and recording, with access to the facilities at both the purpose-built Broadcast Centre in Ardkeen and the WIT Cork Road campus.
Having successfully completed the course, the participants are now able to
Research and prepare scripts and running orders for radio broadcasts;
Record and edit audio material for radio broadcasts;
Present speech content in a live and recorded radio setting;
Apply legal and ethical guidelines relating to broadcast media;
Reflect on the role of the radio journalist and presenter within the Irish radio industry.
The course will be of benefit to candidates who are eager to ‘get a foot in the door’ of the broadcast industry but previously lackes the relevant practical experience. It alsol facilitated candidates to begin building a portfolio of experience and professional-grade content that will now enable them to apply for a range of jobs in the media sector, not just in radio.
Previous graduates of the course include WLR's Teresanne O'Reilly and Wayne Brown, Beat's Rob O'Conner and Trish Archer, Ellen Coyne of The Irish Times, and WIT's Mark Graham among others.
This year's graduates to keep an eye out for are: