Diploma in Media Practices Specialising in Radio

Working in the radio industry offers a dynamic and exciting career path for individuals passionate about audio storytelling and communication. Radio professionals play pivotal roles in creating engaging content, whether it’s news, music, talk shows, or podcasts. From on-air personalities and producers to engineers and sales representatives, the radio industry provides a diverse range of opportunities.

Boston’s State-of-the-art technology, combined with a practical understanding of radio broadcasting and production offers you the best chance of realizing your aspirant career in this dynamic industry!

This diploma is offered at Boston Media House Pretoria and Sandton.

Career opportunities includes, but are not limited to:

  • Host/On-air personality
  • Programme director
  • Station manager
  • News reporter/anchor
  • Content creator
  • Voiceover artist

Entry Requirements

A minimum requirement for admission in to the diploma is a:

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Diploma study; or
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Diploma study; or
  • Prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the subjects passed.

Alternative Entry Requirements

A number of higher education qualifications may meet the requirements for admission into the diploma:

  • Certificate programme, NQF Level 5 (OQSF/HEQSF), minimum Credits 12; or
  • Diploma programme, NQF Level 5 (OQSF), minimum credits 240; or
  • Higher Certificate, NQF (HEQSF) Level 5, minimum credits 120; or
  • Advanced Certificate, NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum credits 120; or
  • Diploma. NQF (HEQSF) Level 6, minimum credits 240 or 360; or
  • Equivalent qualification from an international higher education institution, see section on International Applicants

Personality Profile

  • Curious
  • Communicative
  • Adaptable
  • Passion for music/content
  • Quick thinking
  • Collaborative
  • Attention to detail
  • Charismatic
  • Academic Literacy 1

  • Advertising 1

  • Creativity

  • Digital Marketing 1

  • Journalism 1

  • Photography

  • Public Relations 1

  • Radio 1

  • Television 1

  • Computer Skills

Radio 1 covers the ‘basics’ of radio. The module includes an introduction to the radio and audio landscape in South Africa and around the world. Students are introduced to what it means to be a radio professional, and the skills and disciplines needed to become a radio professional. Additionally, radio programming is included, and students will progress to creating their own radio content.

  • Radio 2

  • Academic Literacy 2

  • Design Thinking

  • Sound Engineering

Choose one elective from the following:

  • Advertising 2
  • Journalism 2
  • Digital Marketing 2
  • Public Relations 2
  • Television 2

Student will begin Radio 2 by learning to understand the audience, and progress to understanding the radio technologies that make broadcasting possible. They will continue creating new and exciting audio and radio content, learning to focus on voice, performance, interviews, storytelling, and practical programming; compiling music, news, sport, traffic and weather…all in preparation for 3rd year, when they will run a ‘mock’ radio station and be in charge of their own show.

  • Radio 3

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Experiential Learning

  • Media Law

Spend your 3rd year setting up and running your own ‘mock’ radio station. Students will be tasked to research their target market and to craft and create a radio product for that audience.
This practical, demanding, and exhilarating year gives real-world experience needed to step out with confidence into the world of audio and radio creation.

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