Checking date: 12/04/2019

Course: 2019/2020

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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
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).
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
Lectures will be accompanied by the highest possible number of practical exercises which will present an increasing degree of complexity. The final aim is that the students produce and broadcast ¿live¿ a radio programme and create and mantain an audio blog. 1.Theoretical lessons (classroom) 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 (listening sessions, academic discussions). 2.Practical sessions (radio studios) Produce, broadcast and/or record group and individual production projects. Produce to broadcast ¿live¿ a radio programme using relevant criteria. 3. Student¿s work Achieve a good balance between the study of theory and the practical action (group and individual exercises).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
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 and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.