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.
- 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!
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
IELTS 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)