New Zealand Diploma in Radio Broadcasting (Level 5)
Available in Auckland and Wellington (34 weeks full-time).
2018 start dates: Auckland – Monday, February 12, and Monday, July 16.
Wellington – Monday, March 5, and Monday, July 16.
This programme is currently pending approval. It is replacing the Diploma in Radio Journalism (Broadcasting).
The New Zealand Diploma in Radio Broadcasting (Level 5) develops fundamental radio skills and the ability to deliver audio, video and digital storytelling across a wide variety of media platforms.
Broadcast Presentation: Learn how to use your voice effectively and develop the vocal skills to reflect a range of presentation styles including hard and soft sells, character-reads, news-casts, live-crosses and more.
Radio Journalism (Auckland Delivery Only): Develop skills for researching, compiling and delivering compelling news content for radio.
Live Broadcast: Prepare and present live radio broadcasts – individually and in tandem.
Radio Production: Record, edit and mix audio content for a range of audio projects including commercial campaigns, features, station branding, news bulletins and more
Multimedia: Discover new media platforms and use them to enhance your radio content – includes podcasting, videography, blogging, photography, presenting to camera, social media.
Writing for Radio: Learn the art of writing for the ear, from creative advertising copy to captivating news content.
Radio Business Practice: Discover the secrets to selling radio advertising, brand engagement and packaging news and entertainment content.
Professional Studies: Understand the wider radio broadcasting landscape through social, political, economic, cultural, historical and legal contexts.
Radio Station Project: Develop collaborative, problem-solving, broadcasting skills through an applied radio station project.
NCEA Level 2 or equivalent with minimum 10 credits in English (5 credits reading, 5 credits writing) plus evidence of writing ability based on an interview, voice test and writing test and Level 3 NCEA English or equivalent and evidence of ability based on interview and writing/voice test.
Proven equivalence of entry requirements plus IELTS 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0).