Mass Com 322: RADIO WORKSHOP

Syllabus


Wesleyan University-Philippines                                                                            Mass Com 322 Radio Workshop
College of Arts and Sciences                                                                                                  Course Credit: 3 Units

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A radio program production course involving the conceptualization, scripting and production of various radio program formats.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, the students are expected to:

Cognitive
be familiar with the various radio program production techniques.
Affective
realize the value of discipline and teamwork.
 Psychomotor
apply the technical knowledge gained from the course in the production of  basic radio program types.


METHODOLOGY

Lectures
Demonstrations
Group and individual radio production projects
Critical listening sessions


COURSE OUTLINE

            Topic                                                                                                       Timeline
COURSE ORIENTATION  1 week
RADIO HAND SIGNALS  1 week
REVIEW OF ORAL COMMUNICATION AND SPEECH  1 week
WRITING FOR THE EAR: RADIO SCRIPTWRITING  3 weeks
RADIO PRODUCTION HARDWARE AND AUDIO RECORDING
TECHNIQUES 

 1 week
CONCEPTUALIZATION, SCRIPTING AND PRODUCTION
Straight ad lib: Public service plug  1 week
Time-delimited script: Radio advertisement  1 week
Use of music: Disc jockey program  1 week
Newsgathering techniques and newscasting  2 weeks
Radio Interview  2 weeks
Full production using music, sound effects and dialogue: 
Radio drama

 2 weeks
Final individual project: Radio documentary  2 weeks

18 weeks
CONSULTATION HOURS
Monday to Friday      12:00 Noon 1:00 PM


REQUIREMENTS

Individual Production Projects
Group Production Projects


GRADING SYSTEM

Term Project------------------------------------- 40%

Academic Exercises:

Exercises/Homework-------------- 40%
Class Participation------------------ 10%
Attendance----------------------------- 10%


REFERENCES

Hausman, Carl. Modern radio production: production, programming and performance. 5th 
ed. Australia: Wadsworth Thomson Learning, 2000.

Mencher, Melvin. Basic media writing. 5th ed. Madison: Brown and Benchmark, 1996.

Stovall, James Glen. Writing for the mass media. 4th ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998.

Itule, Bruce D. News writing and reporting for todays media. 5th ed. Boston: McGraw-
Hill College, 2000.

Mencher, Melvin. News reporting and writing. 8th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2000.
 


Online Reference Materials


Lectures

Radio Scripting

Radio Production Tips
 

Websites

Radio (Encarta)

The Foundations of Radio

The Early History of Radio

A Chronology of AM Radio Broadcasting (1900-1960)

The Radio Entrepreneurs

AM, FM Waves and Sound

The Dawn of FM Radio

International Short Wave

Microphones

Microphone Basics

Mic Characteristics

Understanding Microphone Types

Microphone types and uses

Radio Scripting

Sample Radio Script

Radio Drama Scripting

Radio Script Dictionary

Radio Drama Production

Radio Sound Effects

Old-Time Radio Sound Effects

Radio Station Formats Part 1

Radio Station Formats Part 2

Broadcast News Part 1

Broadcast News Part 2
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