Core Module Information
Module title: Radio Bulletins

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: JAC11135
Module leader: Aleksandar Kocic
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities


Description of module content:

This module will introduce you to a variety of common radio formats as well as the terminology used in specific broadcast environments. You will expand your critical understanding of the radio environment in the UK and beyond and will understand how news values apply to radio journalism. The module will enable you to realise story ideas through to completion in a variety of formats suitable for broadcast and podcasting. You will research stories and find contributors, record on location, and understand the processes and paperwork required of a broadcast journalist including risk assessment and interview techniques. You will also be taught how to use audio recorders, and scripting and editing software.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1 Critically explore the concepts of news stories and radio audiences and apply them displaying mastery in originating, researching, and producing journalistic content.
LO2 Develop and produce audio content to a professional technical standard.
LO3 Critically evaluate and show awareness of professional national and local radio.
4 Engage in critical dialogue with peers to generate ideas, plan, produce and rationalise the processes to produce bulletins for radio and online.
LO5 Critically evaluate developments in the UK news culture and how the internet is having an impact on audiences and audio content.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Aleksandar Kocic
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 20 1,2 6 HOURS= 00.10, WORDS= 0
Project - Practical 30 1,2,3 8 HOURS= 00.05, WORDS= 0
Essay 20 1,2,3, 8 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Project - Practical 30 1,2,3,4 11 HOURS= 00.30
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
JAC11135 Radio Bulletins
JAC11135 Radio Bulletins