COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Radio Programming
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCS 413
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To engage students in the principles and techniques of live and recorded radio production by exploring, creating and analysing various genres of radio programming.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • understand and apply principles and techniques of radio programme production from original ideas to final products.
  • produce high quality recorded radio programming.
  • produce high quality live radio programming
  • discuss and critique a variety of radio genres
  • be in a position to work at a professional level in a variety of capacities in a radio environment.
Course Content Radio practice is at the heart of this course. Students will have many hours of handson practice. This practice will be informed by weekly discussions of principles essential to making good radio productions.



ACADEMIC CAUTION

Academic honesty: Plagiarism, copying, cheating, purchasing essays/projects, presenting some one else’s work as your own and all sorts of literary theft is considered academic dishonesty. Under the rubric of İzmir University of Economics Faculty of Communication, all forms of academic dishonesty are considered as crime and end in disciplinary interrogation. According to YÖK’s Student Discipline Regulation, the consequence of cheating or attempting to cheat is 6 to 12 months expulsion. Having been done intentionally or accidentally does not change the punitive consequences of academic dishonesty. Academic honesty is each student’s own responsibility.

Plagiarism is the most common form of academic dishonesty. According to the MerriamWebster Online Dictionary, to plagiarize means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own. The easiest and most effective way to prevent plagiarism is to give reference when using someone else’s ideas, and to use quotation marks when using someone else’s exact words.

A detailed informative guideline regarding plagiarism can be found here.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction, assign programmes. Introduce the radio studio.
2 Analyse news stories. Assign project one “wrap around”. Introduce sound editing programme. Students decide when and what and sign up for weekly programmes Do first live radio programme on university radio station and critique. Listen to radio news.
3 Characteristics of radio. Project one is due: wrap around (% 10). Listen and critique projects. Play stories in a news “special programme”. Do weekly radio programme and assess how it has improved (this is to be repeated every week). Listen to radio critically.
4 Advertisements. Assign project two “programme promo and introduction”. Record voice and mix with music. Live radio practice. McLeish, R. (2005), Radio Production, London: Alsevier: 188/203.
5 Analyse programme introductions and jingles. Read scripts. Introduce multitrack recording techniques. Live radio practice. Listen to radio critically for programme promos.
6 Radio models and financing. With laptops, mix projects. Live radio practice: fon music and your voice. McLeish, R. (2005), Radio Production, London: Alsevier: 10/16.
7 Interviewing. Project two is due: “programme promo and introduction” (% 15). Listen and critique projects. Practice interviewing techniques on air. Wilby, P. and Conroy, A. (1996), the Wilby, P. and Conroy, A. (1996), the Radio handbook, London: Routledge: : 153/165.
8 Radio identities. Interview considering the audience of EKO radio. Live radio practice: mic position. Wilby, P. and Conroy, A. (1996), the Radio handbook, London: Routledge: 25/65.
9 Writing for the ear. Assign project three “live feature programme”. Work on elocution, mic positioning, clarity, three times, stories, emphasis, silence. McLeish, R. (2005), Radio Production, London: Alsevier: 46/52.
10 Bulletins. Present scenario for final project. Give out project paper. Prepare and read bulletin on air. McLeish, R. (2005), Radio Production, London: Alsevier: 264/274.
11 Vox pops and competitions. Present interview questions. Critique old projects. Present scenario for final project. Live radio practice: record vox pops McLeish, R. (2005), Radio Production, London: Alsevier: 242/264.
12 Discussion programmes. Present rough time line for final project. Practice live interview programmes. Review for quiz. Fleming, C. (2006), The Radio Handbook (second edition), London: Routledge: 109.
13 Do quiz (%15). Present good time line for final project. Discuss final folder. Each student does a 10 minute practice programme. Fleming, C. (2006), The Radio Handbook (second edition), London: Routledge:136/153
14 Final projects of live programme are performed (%30). Listen and critique. Final exam in class.
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks The suggested readings mentioned in this information sheet
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
1
20
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
3
55
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
15
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
75
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
25
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
3
10
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
26
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline.
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process. X
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice. X
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies. X
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public.
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution. X
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals. X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1) X
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level) X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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