Passionate about broadcast? Follow in the steps our 18 new graduates who completed the 12 week course in Radio Broadcasting and Presenting at WIT
The Certificate in Radio Broadcasting and Presenting which was developed by Waterford Institute of Technology, WLR FM and Beat wrapped up on Wednesday 17 May 2017, with some highly talented students showcasing what they have learned over the 12 week course.
The 12 week course ran from January – May and had 18 students who were all either passionate about forging a career in broadcast or gaining an insight into the industry.
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 practicing broadcasters and academic staff which gave students a broad introduction to the practical skills of radio presenting 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.
This course was of particular benefit to those who wish to get their “foot in the door” of the broadcasting industry, but who may have lacked relevant experience. It allowed for candidates to begin their professional portfolio which will assist them in applying for a range of jobs in the media sector.
Previous graduates of the course include WLR's Teresanne O'Reilly and Wayne Brown, Beat's Rob O'Connor and Trish Archer, Ellen Coyne of The Irish Times, and WIT's Mark Graham among others.