Gain skills in audio, video, written and digital storytelling in order to enter the world of multimedia journalism and broadcasting

Programme Overview

The Diploma in Radio Journalism provides endorsements in Broadcasting and Journalism – both strands offer graduates the skills to create compelling audio, video and digital storytelling across a variety of media platforms.

This programme builds on fundamental radio skills by developing ideas and content designed to engage target audiences.

Programme Outline

Broadcasting Strand

Compulsory modules
  • Broadcast Presentation – learn to use your voice effectively and develop the vocal skills to reflect a range of presentation styles including hard and soft sells, character-reads, news-casts, live-crosses and more
  • Radio Production – record, edit and mix audio content for a range of audio projects including commercial campaigns, features, station branding and more
  • Multimedia – discover new media platforms and use them to enhance radio content – includes videography, blogging, photography, presenting to camera, social media and more
  • Live Broadcast – plan and present live radio content individually and in tandem. Build an on-air brand and research audience listening behaviours
  • Creative Copywriting – discover the process of building an effective advertising radio campaign for a client
  • Radio Promotions – design, manage and implement a client-based radio station promotion.
  • Podcasting – develop your own episodic podcast and publish online for the world to hear!
Electives
  • Industry Internship - eligible students may work in a radio environment, developing knowledge and experiencing the real life demands of the broadcasting industry
  • Creative Broadcasting - pitch and develop an original idea to enhance broadcasting content

Journalism Strand

Compulsory modules
  • News Reporting – find news stories, interview, research, and create audio and video recordings
  • News Production – write and edit material into news items for radio and the web
  • Broadcast Presentation – learn to use your voice effectively and develop the vocal skills to deliver news content for a variety of formats
  • Radio Production – record, edit and mix audio content for a range of audio projects, including news actuality/soundbites, vignettes, features and documentaries
  • Multimedia – discover new media platforms and use them to enhance radio journalism content – includes videography, blogging, photography, presenting to camera, social media and more
  • Podcasting – develop episodic podcasts and publish them online for the world to hear
Electives
  • Industry Internship – students who meet all criteria may work in a radio newsroom environment, developing knowledge and experiencing the real life demands of the broadcasting industry
  • Video Feature – plan, shoot, edit and post longer-form video items for the internet
  • News Package Production – report news items and prepare news packages with the material

Entry Requirements

Domestic students

NCEA Level 2 or equivalent with minimum 10 credits in English (5 credits reading, 5 credits writing) plus evidence of writing ability based on interview, voice test and writing test

International students

IELTS 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)

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