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Masters degrees in Radio Production equip postgraduates with the techniques to design and produce content for radio broadcasting purposes, including news stories, live music and other day-to-day events.
Taught MA courses are typical for this subject, though research-based MRes and MPhil courses may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Journalism or Media Studies.
Radio Production is no longer a case of simply producing content for digital audio broadcasting (DAB) purposes. With constant technological innovations and lifestyle changes, other radio formats such as internet radio and podcasting are increasing in popularity.
A Masters in this field will explore both these factors, providing training in practical instrumental techniques for radio production, as well as a scrutiny of radio’s cultural significance, impact and adaptability.
Pre- and post-production techniques such as script-writing and narrative construction, audio recording, sound design and music will be scrutinised across genres such as news and drama. Other formats, such as features and advertising, are also considered.
Careers in radio may include radio show hosting, news reporting, broadcasting assistance and producing. Other roles may include commercial production, news editing and broadcast journalism.
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Navigate new adventures in sound on this award-winning, industry-accredited MA. Bring your existing knowledge and experience to analyse radio from a theoretical and practical perspective. Read more
The MA Radio Documentary is designed to fulfil the need for radio and audio producers who can create high-quality programmes across different platforms in today's fast-paced digital age. Read more
This MA offers an integrated programme of study in the theoretical, applied and creative aspects of contemporary broadcasting. Students will be introduced to theoretical approaches to broadcasting, as well as to basic techniques useful for broadcast practice. Read more
The MA Journalism provides a comprehensive understanding of professional journalism practice, including; researching and substantiating news stories, interviewing techniques, establishing contacts and shorthand. Read more
What does it take to be a great producer? We can all learn to draft a simple budget or to hire a small group of technicians, but the best producers know how to start the right projects in the right way, with a strong creative sense and commercial purpose – long before they ever get to that point in the process. Read more
Do you want to produce live performance? Our Creative Producing MA is for producers at all stages of their career. Work on real-time projects with our in-house production company, led by the University’s Creative Producer. Read more
Celebrate, explore, develop, innovate and magnify your capabilities as a music producer, a sound engineer, a practising electronic music artist, a performer, a composer, a sonic artist or an artistic practitioner whilst building and enhancing a powerful creative industry profile. Read more
This course is intended to culturally prepare students and to give them important and basic professional skills for all the different jobs that are related with the creation and editing, publication, distribution of narrative content in its various forms. Read more
Develop as a scriptwriter by learning with professional and award-winning dramatists. On our MA Scriptwriting (Theatre and Digital Media) you produce a varied portfolio of dramatic works, culminating in a full-length original play, which will enable you to hone and develop your own unique voice. Read more