Checking date: 29/06/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Radio Workshop
Study: Dual Bachelor in Journalism and Film, Television and Media Studies (231)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA LEIVA, MARIA TRINIDAD

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Communication and Media Studies

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
1.Understand and be able to analyze how radio broadcasting works and evolves, developing a critical approach to radio listening and practice. 2.Learn to communicate and inform through the medium 3.Perform the necessary practical exercises to produce, broadcast and/or record radio programmes using relevant technical and aesthetic criteria. Objective: offer an introduction to radio broadcasting through a workshop based on the study of the basics of radio communication and information (theoretical knowledge and practical training).
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1.Radio broadcasting: the basics 1.1.Definition and characterization of the medium 1.2.Technical and operational aspects 1.3.The language of radio 1.4.Writing and reading for the ear 2.Production, broadcasting and recording 2.1.Definitions 2.2.Techniques 2.3.The making of a programme 2.4.The work of the producer 2.5.The script 3.Radio programming 3.1.Genres 3.1.1.Factual genres 3.1.2.Fictional genres 3.1.3.Opinion and genres 3.2.Types of radio stations and programmes 4.Advertising and audiences 4.1.The target audience 4.2.Radio commercials 4.3.Selling airtime
Learning activities and methodology
Blended learning will be implemented: online teaching for theoretical sessions and face-to-face teaching for practical sessions The aim is to accompany theory with the highest possible number of practical projects which will present an increasing degree of complexity. 1.Theoretical lessons (online) Study the basics of radio broadcasting in order to learn to communicate and inform through the medium. Be able to analyze how radio works and evolves developing a critical approach. 2.Practical sessions (face-to-face) Produce, broadcast and/or record group and individual sound projects. 3. Student's work (blended learning) Achieve a good balance between the study of theory and the practical action (group and individual exercises).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • ARNHEIM, R.. Radio. Faber & Faber. 1936
  • CHANTLER, P. & STEWART, P. (2003).. Basic radio journalism.. Oxford: Focal Press..
  • FLEMING, C. (2002).. The radio handbook.. London: Routledge..
  • GALLEGO, I. & GARCÍA LEIVA, M. T. (2012).. Sintonizando el futuro: radio y producción sonora en el siglo XXI. Madrid: IORTVE..
  • HENDRICKS, J. A.. The Palgrave Handbook of Global Radio.. Palgrave Macmillan. 2012
  • HENDY, D. (2000).. Radio in the global age.. Cambridge: Polity Press..
  • HENDY, D. (2000).. Radio in the global age.. Cambridge: Polity Press..
  • KEITH, M. (2007).. The radio station: Broadcast, Satellite & Internet. Seventh edition.. Burlington: Elsevier..
  • McLEISH, R. (2005).. Radio production. Fifth edition.. Oxford: Focal Press..

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.