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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Radio Production

UCAS Code: G3B6

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Radio production

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’s 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.

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 (Level 4)
 
Modules
 
Radio Production
Ground Floor Journalism
Recording Technology
Introduction to Media Law
Creative Futures
Personal Professional Academic Skills

Year 2 (Level 5)
 
Modules
 
Club Culture
Multimedia Journalism
Integrated media Communications
Research Methods
Broadcast Standards
The Commissioning Process

Year 3 (Level 6)
 
Modules
 
Collaborative Project
Case Study
Ethics in the Media
Location Recording
Project (option) or
Dissertation (option)
 
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.

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
International
£11,750
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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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

49%
low
Radio production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

53%
Staff make the subject interesting
63%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

53%
Library resources
61%
IT resources
59%
Course specific equipment and facilities
38%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate
234

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts and design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£11k

£11k

£14k

£14k

£14k

£14k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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