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BTEC L3 Creative Media Production Unit 9 Understanding the Radio Industry

Rob Miller | Wednesday November 05, 2014

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries, Production Zone, Audio Production, Radio, More on Radio

Learning Outcomes: Expanded/Mapped into Assignments

  1. Understand organisational structures and ownership in the UK radio industry – this learning outcome will be achieved through a 10 minute pitch presentation and report to a panel that want to ensure that you know about different types of commercial radio, what PSB is, other types of radio in the UK and the different funding models before they agree to commission your programme proposal. They also want you to explain how the BBC can have so many channels and who owns this vast organisation, compared to commercial radio stations like Absolute Radio, Kiss, Capital and Heart.
  2. Understand job roles, working practices and employment contracts in the UK radio industry – this learning outcome will be achieved through a case study of a radio station from a trip/visit plus follow up research, and a detailed description of one specific job role. Differences between small local stations and corporate stations will precede the case study ensuring all learning outcomes are covered and not restricted by research into one provider.
  3. Understand the role of the regulatory bodies, legal and ethical issues relevant to the radio industry – this learning outcome will be achieved through research and production of an illustrated portfolio into the following organisations: OFCOM, CRCA, ASA, MCPS AND PRS. Importantly, students must also participate in a recorded class debate on Regulation and Censorship on Radio.
  4. Understand developing technologies in the UK radio industry – this learning outcome will be achieved through a podcast analysis of broadcasting technologies, digital distribution and the wide range of reception platforms available.
  5. Be able to prepare for employment in the UK radio industry – this learning outcome will be achieved through a spoof application for a real advertised job in the UK radio industry (the contents of the application will be burnt onto a stick and a CD for assessment...

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