Point Blank has its own fully functioning radio station onsite at our state-of the-art studio facilities in London. This allows our radio students to learn the skills required for a job in the radio industry within a professional work based environment. The station broadcasts 24/7 from our college website www.pointblanklondon.com. It also enables our music production and DJ students to air their tracks and mixes and provides a hub of activity for the college.
Our Radio Production courses are available from basic to advanced at Levels 1-3 and are accredited by NCFE and OCN LR.
Radio Production - OCN LR
The OCN LR Radio Production course satisfies the high level of interest in presenting and producing shows that has been created by the advent of internet radio, podcasting, digital and community radio. Training includes interview technique, scripting, scheduling, equipment, jingles, idents, and audio-editing software. Young people leave the course with their own show-reel on CD.
- Vox Pops and basic interviewing techniques.
- Audio editing techniques using Adobe Audition software.
- Importance of jingles in promoting a station's identity. Writing and recording jingles.
- Complete jingles and plan the show (research).
- Writing a trailer including sound FXs and music bed to use in your trailer.
- Write, record and edit a trailer.
- How radio features work and creating your own feature.
- The running order: how it works and creating your own show.
- Recap - running orders, talking points and show editing.
- OCN LR test - edit together showworking to deadline
This OCN LR course is worth 3 credits (30 hours of learning) at Levels 1 & 2
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