Radio Production FdA
- The University of Brighton foundation degree (FdA) provides you with the opportunity to develop a range of skills for working in the radio production and broadcast sector.
- After qualifying graduates may be able to progress to the one-year Broadcast Media top-up degree.
- You will gain a working knowledge practical experience in sound recording, audio editing, post production, live broadcasting, presenting, producing, planning, scriptwriting and research.
- There will be the opportunity to gain an in-depth insight into areas such as radio drama and fiction-based production, radio features production, pre-recorded and live studio productions as well as outside broadcast coverage of live events.
Radio Production at Brighton is a fast-moving, hands-on course, helping you build the skills and knowledge you need to find your place in the dynamic and competitive radio industry.
This course is designed and taught by industry professionals including presenters, producers, script writers, documentary makers and reporters, and there are opportunities for professional work experience throughout.
You will learn through practical workshops, lectures, seminars and master classes with industry professionals. Assessments are through practical and written coursework.
Areas of study
From the beginning you will be interviewing on location and recording in our professional studios with Myriad playout system, as well as mixing programmes using the latest Protools editing software.
On this course you will also develop your academic writing and research skills, your knowledge of the law for broadcast, your ability to write scripts and pitches, and to create compelling and original radio.
Because our staff work in the media, and our studios are regularly used by the BBC and independent production companies for recordings, there are work experience opportunities helping you build your professional CV before you've even graduated.
Radio Features Production
Radio Broadcast: industry and contexts
Media History and AnalysisWriting for Radio
Radio Drama Production
Radio Studio Production
Live Radio Production
Audio Visual Methodologies
Editing and Post Production
Professional Practice or industry placement
160 points, from a minimum of one 12-unit or two 6-unit qualifications. Level 3 Key Skills and General Studies will count towards the tariff score.
24 points, specified subjects.
Access to HE Diploma
pass with at least 45 credits at level 3.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
Career and progression opportunities
The course offers students an excellent first step towards a career in radio and other media, developing production, academic and professional skills.
If you want to take your studies further, you may be able to progress to our one-year Broadcast Media top-up degree, specialising in radio.
Our graduates are supported by a range of University of Brighton initiatives including the Media Enterprise Centre, the graduate internship scheme and the beepurple entrepreneurship network.
UCAS code P312 (campus code U)
Full-time: 2 years
Part-time: 4 years
The fees listed here are for full-time courses for the upcoming academic year only. Further fees are payable for subsequent years of study.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, whether you study full- or part-time and whether or not you already have a higher education qualification. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. Different rules apply to research degrees - contact the course team for up-to-date information.
Visit www.brighton.ac.uk/money for more information, including advice on international and island fee paying status, and the government's Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) policy.
FdA Radio Production
UK/EU (FT) - 9,000 GBP
Island Students (FT) - 9,000 GBP
International (FT) - 12,900 GBP
Made in 2009, and led by Dr Sarah Atkinson, all media staff and students on the broadcast media courses at Hastings were involved in the scripting and creation of this film promo production. [then known as University College Hastings]
Showreel of final project work by Faculty of Arts Broadcast Media students at the University of Brighton in Hastings. Final cut by Adam El-Sharawy, graduate. [Soundtrack uses Jay-Z, 'Run This Town']
Broadcast Media graduates talk about their time at the University of Brighton