Radio and Sound Engineering Studies
What is Radio and Sound Engineering Studies?
Are you interested in music, able to think on your feet, intrigued by different people and good at conducting conversations about almost anything? Would you like to pursue a career that is interesting and ever changing? Have you ever dreamt of becoming a radio presenter or a DJ at a well-known radio station? Well, YOU might just be the next Ryan O'Connor, Gareth Cliff, Charmaine Noy or Nicole Fox!
Now that we have your attention, let's explore Radio and Sound Engineering Studies a bit further. This field of study is aimed at giving students the knowledge and skills to work within the sphere of broadcasting, with specific focus on radio as a medium of communication. Our courses in Radio and Sound Engineering not only educate students on all the technicalities involved in broadcasting a radio show but also give them tips on how to become professional radio DJs.
You might be asking yourself why we specifically focus on a Radio DJ Course, and there's a very good reason for that. Although the two might seem similar at a glance, the task of a radio DJ is much different from that of a regular DJ you'll find in a night club. Why? Well, a night club DJ plays music to a visible audience, and he or she interacts with them in a very informal way. On the other hand, a radio DJ broadcasts to an audience that's tuned in via stereo, and he or she needs to interact with them without seeing their response. A radio DJ's task is also to present certain news segments and ads, which becomes a bit more formal than the communication method of a night club DJ.
From this it should be clear that the technical skills of these two DJ roles are very different, and that's why these DJ Courses focus on the medium of radio specifically.
Why should I study Radio and Sound Engineering?
This field is a very popular career choice as it offers so many options within the field of Radio and Sound Engineering. As radio is such a unique medium, students need to know what listeners are looking for and how to present a show in order to keep them tuned to their radio stations.
Whether you're interested in becoming a radio presenter yourself or wish to work behind the scenes as a radio journalist, you still need to know how to present news and bits of information in a way that is appealing and accurate. Also, should you be more inclined towards the actual production of digital media, you should have knowledge of what audiences want and what they respond to best. The qualities are crucial for a successful career in Radio and Sound Engineering.
If you've always dreamt of working in this fascinating fast-moving industry, enrol for one of our Radio and Sound Engineering Courses today!
What Radio and Sound Engineering courses do College SA offer?
College SA offers the following courses in Radio and Sound Engineering Studies:
What do these Radio and Sound Engineering courses entail?
- Certificate in Radio Broadcasting
- Certificate in Radio Journalism
- Certificate in Digital Media Production
If you're considering a career in radio broadcasting and would like to become a DJ (disk jockey), this DJ Course is ideal for you! The programme has been designed to teach you the ins and outs of radio presenting, from compiling play lists and radio ads to presenting news and weather segments. Not only would it teach students how to create scripts and generate fresh ideas to keep their audiences entertained, but also how to operate the equipment in a studio and make recordings for their radio shows. This DJ Course will increase your broadcasting knowledge and ensure that you have all the necessary skills to present radio shows successfully.
Whereas the Certificate in Radio Broadcasting focuses on the actual presentation of radio shows and all the technicalities involved in it, the Certificate in Radio Journalism is aimed at teaching students how to identify news that is interesting and accurate and how to then present it in a clear and objective manner. This course is therefore designed to develop writing skills for radio broadcasting specifically, as radio segments need to be clear, precise, catchy and ethical. Radio news needs to be easily understood, without compromising on accuracy and professionalism, and this course would certainly be a step in the right direction if you're considering becoming a radio journalist.
We live in a modern world, filled by various kinds of digital media, and without it, our lives would basically come to a standstill. Have you ever thought about just how "digital" our lives have become? Cell phones, CDs, televisions, the internet, cameras, videos, computers, MP3s, Wi-Fis, Playstations and so much more could all be defined as digital media, and although most of us know how to use these things, very few of us could actually transform something on paper to a digitally recorded piece.
This course in Digital Media Production would teach you how to make an idea come to life by means of digital programming. If you relate this back to radio broadcasting, you would therefore gain an understanding of editing and sound checks and how to set up recording sessions by using MIDI equipment and tools. This qualification could open a lot of doors if you're interested in radio and sound engineering.