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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Radio Production (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: G3B7

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Cinematics and photography

Learn and work in a real production environment – this Radio Production course is developed in close collaboration with leading industry experts and professional radio producers.

The course, which focusses on exploring current and emerging technologies applicable to radio production, is different to many as students can engage in the day-to-day operation of the FM radio station and production facilities , extending student participation beyond the lecture theatre.

Students will also develop a theoretical and practical understanding across a range of skills in radio production, Journalism, Media Business, and Broadcasting and Presentation skills.

The course centres around the use of the university based community radio station where students explore the various styles and methods for producing radio shows in an eclectic range of genres. It is designed to teach and develop skills across disciplines and covers a broad range of technologies that will help in the development of your own portfolio.

As well as the radio studio, the course is built around the practical use of the university’s Centre for the Creative Industries and its wide range of facilities. The centre is home to BBC Cymru Wales in North East Wales.

Key Course Features:
•Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study.
•Calon FM Community radio station is based in the creative industries building and offers volunteer and collaboration work. The University is one of only three higher education institutions to have such a facility on campus.
•The Centre for the Creative Industries supports work across a range of creative disciplines using the latest in television production technology.
•Wrexham Glyndwr’s Television Studio, which features 4K and High Definition cameras and equipment and multi camera control room.
•Post-production facilities both Mac and PC based with grading and finishing suite.
•Students lead live radio sessions, broadcast and streamed live, featuring a mixture of high profile as well as local bands and performers.
•Our graduates have collaborated with a range of local companies including NHS Wales, Wales Rugby League, Clwyd Theatre Cymru and numerous local organisations and productions.
•Past graduates have gone on to work with media companies such as the BBC, Capital Radio, Kerrang, Universal Music, QVC and Technicolor and other students have taken on freelance roles and formed their own production companies.
•Previous Creative Industries events at the University have included Ffresh Student Moving Image Festival of Wales and an annual Creative Futures networking event.
•The IT facilities form a core part of the course with access to the recording studio 24/7, writing studios, radio pre-production studio, and a range of suitable industry software is employed to facilitate study of radio.

Modules

Each year of the programme is designed to introduce new concepts, skills and theories and progression to the next level will leverage and develop core skills in a cumulative way.

Year 1 (Foundation Year)

Modules


•Studio Essentials
•Media Communcations
•Media Culture
•Personal Project
•The Skills You Need
•Contextual Studies

Year 2 (Level 4)

Modules


•Radio Production
•Ground Floor Journalism
•Recording Technology
•introduction to Media Law
•Personal Professional Academic Skills
•Creative Futures

Year 3 (Level 5)

Modules


•Music Production
•Multimedia Journalism
•Integrated media Communications
•Research Methods
•Broadcast Standards
•The Commissioning Process

Year 4 (Level 6)

Modules


•Collaborative Project
•Case Study
•Ethics in the Media
•Location Recording
•Project or Dissertation

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

There is a range of assessment methods used for this course including creating radio productions, essays, work based learning, portfolios, reports, and presentations.

In addition to lectures and workshops, students on this course are encouraged to explore this vital facility for their own projects to enhance and support learning and development.

All assessments are project based.

Teaching and learning

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of the Creative Arts

TEF rating:
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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


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Cinematics and photography

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78%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
20%
Design occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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