Radio School

The Radio School heads to Jobs Expo Cork this November

Could you be a broadcaster? The Radio School will be exhibiting at Jobs Expo Cork’s education and training area, The Campus, on Saturday 25 November at the UCC Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn.

Established in 1995, the Radio School offers part-time courses and training in radio broadcasting as well as media studies from beginners to advanced level. Since then they have continuously updated its training programmes in line with technological advances.

A team of experienced professionals, all of whom are experts in the radio business, delivers the courses. In addition, a panel of guest lecturers teaches specialised areas of the course. The Radio School’s tutors are committed to helping students to learn real world experience and skills. As a result, they are able to proceed into the workplace. Due to their continuous involvement in the industry, they can prepare students thoroughly for involvement in this dynamic area, both at home or abroad.

Facilities

To work in a professional environment you must be familiar with the operation of professional standards of equipment as well as have the ability to use creative skills to enhance the on-air product. Therefore, the Radio School utilises state-of the-art broadcast and recording equipment in a professional broadcast setting. Particular emphasis is put on gaining a thorough understanding of the following:

  • Digital Editing Systems
  • Cool edit, waveforms and digital audio
  • Multi-track recording
  • Recording group sends, mixing techniques
  • Outboard equipment
  • Sound effects units, compression and limiting, patch bays
  • On-air “jock-assist” & commercial play-out systems
  • On-air and recording desks, music and programming systems

Practical experience

Students receive a “real world” view of broadcasting at the studios of a local radio station. This enables students to view, first-hand, the various operational aspects of the radio station, and to learn in professional surroundings.

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