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On this online evening course you'll learn the basic skills you need to start recording and putting together your own audio documentary, podcast or radio programme.
You'll study techniques and industry tips and listen to lots of great radio.
Practical exercises will help you lose your inhibitions and start recording.
You'll also have the opportunity to pitch and develop ideas throughout the course.
The course runs on Wednesday evenings, from 7pm to 9pm, over five weeks.
This course is run by the Open City Docs School, based in UCL's Department of Anthropology.
The following content is an example of what will be covered, but is only indicative.
- Where to go for ideas and inspiration
- How to choose equipment
- Pitching ideas
- Interviewing techniques
- Structuring your documentary
- Editing using free programme Audacity
- Where to take your ideas
Who this course is for
This course is suitable for beginners.
It's aimed at people who:
- make films and want to move into making audio documentaries
- want to make their first radio documentary
- are passionate about listening to radio/documentary audio
Cost and concessions
This course fees are:
- £220 - full price
- £180 - students
- £160 - UCL students
Chole is an award winning BBC reporter and producer whose work includes: Islamic State’s Most Wanted, Searching for Tobias, No Place to Die, America Revisited, Why Do People Hear Voices?
"This was a brilliant introductory course to radio documentary making - informative, practical and inspiring. I'd highly recommend it." [Ellen Wiles]
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Course information last modified: 15 Sep 2021, 09:38