Led by BBC reporter and radio producer Chloe Hadjimatheou, whose recent work includes BBC Radio 4’s Intrigue: Mayday, ‘Making Radio Documentary’ is targeted towards people who want to move from filmmaking to producing audio documentaries, those who want to make their first ever radio documentary and people who are just passionate about listening to radio/documentary audio. This course provides the basic skills needed to get out there and start recording and putting together an audio documentary, podcast or radio programme. Students will study techniques and industry tips and listen to plenty of great radio. There is the opportunity to pitch ideas and develop them throughout the course, as well as practical exercises to get students to lose their inhibitions and start recording.
The following topics are only indicative:
- Where to go for ideas and inspiration
- How to choose equipment
- Interviewing techniques
- Structuring your doc
- Editing using free programme Audacity
- Where to take your ideas
“This was a brilliant introductory course to radio documentary making – informative, practical and inspiring. I’d highly recommend it.” – Ellen Wiles, past student.
This course will be delivered via online distance learning, and students will require a computer or other internet connected device.
This course takes place across 5 Thursday evenings (7pm to 9pm) from 3rd November to 1st December.
1x Universal Credit bursary place is available for this course. Please see our bursary policy here.
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Led by a leading radio producer and reporter, this course provides the basic skills needed to get out there and start recording and putting together an audio documentary, podcast or radio programme.