MD6107: Presenting for Broadcasters

MD6107: Presenting for Broadcasters

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Presenting for Broadcasters
Module Code MD6107
Module Tutor Erika Barnes
School School of Media
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 6
Brief Description

The aim of this module is to allow students to develop their broadcast presentation skills to an advanced level. Working in our news studios and on location, students will deliver live reports, bulletins and programme segments for radio and television output. These techniques will be underpinned by an appreciation of audiences and a deep understanding the production processes required to broadcast with authority, accuracy and clarity.

Indicative Syllabus

Building on the presentation and production skills acquired at L4 and L5, students will learn how to compile and present engaging and informative content for live radio and television to an advanced level. They will produce an individual portfolio of output to demonstrate their progression as presenters of news bulletins or programme segments, Q&As and PTCs on location and on set e.g. using green screen. Taught in seminars and workshops, there will be an emphasis on exploring a range of presentation and voicing techniques. These will enable students to develop a natural and confident voice, enhancing the quality and professionalism of each student’s practice, whilst working to strict deadlines and for a range of audiences. Students will also develop a significant understanding of the ethical, legal and health and safety responsibilities when broadcasting live.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module will be able to –

  1. Construct and present live radio/TV news or current affairs material to a sophisticated level for a range of audiences,
  2. Perform with authority and accuracy, demonstrating an excellent use of language, good diction, pitch, pace and clarity.
  3. Demonstrate an advanced ability to deal with the pressures of presenting ‘live’ in the studio and on location, to tight deadlines.
  4. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of health and safety responsibilities whilst preparing for broadcast and performing ‘on set’.
  5. Evidence considered evaluation of legal and ethical issues prior to and during presentation of broadcasts.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to work in a professional manner; critiquing and collaborating effectively with colleagues.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Portfolio: 4000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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