A course in Commercial Radio Programming is offered in partnership with the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). From February to December, for one year, students are provided with the theoretical and practical knowledge of commercial radio programming. The course is conducted by distance education and includes a compulsory three-day residential workshop held at AFTRS during semester one. Leading industry programmers have been involved in the development of the course and will be involved as mentors and assessors.
By the end of this course, students will have had the opportunity to:
Industry mentors and lecturers will challenge students with demanding content. Graduates will be well prepared to take on the role of a professional radio Program Director.
- Gain theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to the commercial radio station context
- Acquire skills in leadership and management including the role of the Program Director, radio station structure and broadcast law and regulations
- Investigate brand management including strategies formats and developing tactics for talk and music radio
- Explore the mechanics of commercial radio programming including format clocks, music logs and scheduling, talk clocks and rundowns, promotions and air checks.
Students must have several years experience in commercial radio and be currently employed in a management or assistant management role currently in the commercial radio industry.
For more information on AFTRS course click here. http://www.aftrs.edu.au/about/teaching-divisions/radio.aspx