This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of photojournalism and
provide them with the skills needed to undertake professional
- Teacher: Melanie Waithe
Working in any technical role in the radio industry demands a
professional understanding of audio principles and operational practices
in the use of audio recording and editing equipment. Learners will
experiment with recording environments, research and evaluate
microphones and their specific uses, and develop their skills in audio
recording. They will learn about production equipment and principles,
including health and safety requirements in the audio recording
environment. This will then inform learners' practical application of
recording and production techniques and procedures.
This unit is designed to develop learners' abilities in critical analysis techniques and methods. It addresses how meaning is created in film and how interpretations of meaning can be articulated through the application of those techniques and methods. Learners must investigate how films are perceived by audiences as well as how they themselves respond to films.
Newspapers and magazines have to survive in an often fiercely competitive environment and effective page layout and design is an important factor in ensuring that they are successful in communicating to their target audience in an efficient and professional manner.
An understanding of the importance of different house styles and the editorial and commercial decisions that influence page layout and design is important for anybody working within this area.
Designers need to be skilled in using relevant software programmes and utilising a range of design and layout processes and techniques.
This unit aims to give learners an understanding of the commercial, stylistic and organizational factors that influence page layout and design within the magazine and newspaper sector.
Learners will then be able to apply this knowledge and understanding to their own page layout and design work using industry-standard software applications. They will then have the opportunity to critically reflect on their own page design and layout work.
This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of the script commissioning process and the skills needed to produce scripts to the standard required for moving image fiction production.
- Teacher: Kafi Kareem
This unit aims to develop learners' understanding of television news and provide them with the skills needed to plan, write, record and produce television news to broadcast standard.
- Teacher: Golda Lee Bruce