|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Conceive, pitch (written and verbal) a 14 feature for a bespoke R4 morning slot. Your pitch should be delivered orally to your tutor supported by a succinct written conceptualisation of the idea, format, audience, style and cast on no more than two A4 pages.||20%|
|Semester Assessment||The final 14 production delivered on wav. form||60%|
|Semester Assessment||Produce a final portfolio of supporting production documents demonstrating project development and production planning competencies underlining problems encountered and overcome. This should also include your proposal, written pitch, budget, research notes and sources, production schedule, programme structure, programme script and final running order.||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resits of assignments, when necessary, will follow the same structure but be on a different topic/creative structure.||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Synthesize their editorial knowledge within a professional and practical context demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of genre, production process, editorial policy, creative realization and audience.
- Demonstrate an enhanced level of communication, interpersonal and research skills.
- Act autonomously in planning, implementing and producing radio factual output regarded as being of a professional level.
To allow students to fully develop the technical and editorial skills learnt in semester one through the production of a full radio feature.
This module builds on the students' technical, editorial and production management skills, as well as the students' new understanding of generic conventions, market and audience, by asking them to conceive, pitch and produce a 14 minute radio feature targeted specifically at Radio 4's Tuesday morning feature slot. The module will also require students to produce a portfolio of supporting production documents demonstrating project development and production planning competencies.
- Deconstructing generic conventions for the R4 feature slot.
- Advanced Research and contributor management.
- Advanced production technique and management.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Communication of programme pitch and production requirements to contributors will be crucial to this module and assessed in the assignment|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Improving ones own learning and performance and critical analysis is a core element in this module. The development will be evaluated throughout the module and assessed in the end of semester assignment|
|Information Technology||This is integral to all the technical skills being offered|
|Research skills||Research skills are further developed in preparation for the semester assignment where the skills will be assessed|
|Team work||Successful completion of this task will rely on the coordinated cooperation of others.|
Reading ListRecommended Background
Alled, R. and Miller, N. (1996) The Post Production Age: New Technologies, New Communities University of Luton Press Primo search Aspinall, R. Radio Programme Production:A Manual for Training Primo search Crissell, A. (1994) Understanding Radio 2nd Edition Routledge Primo search Dimbleby et al (1994) Practical Media: A Guide to Production Techniques Hodder and Soughton Primo search Donovan, P. (1991) The Radio Companion Harper Collins Primo search Flemming , C. (2002) The Radio Handbook Routledge Primo search Hoffer, J. Radio Production Techniques Primo search McLeish, R. (1994) The Techniques of Radio Production: A Manual for Braodcasters 3rd edition Focal Press Primo search Wilby P. and Conroy, A. (1994) The Radio Handbook Routledge Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7