What is Radio?

Radio is an exciting medium which, like much of the creative media, is undergoing a period of change due to digital technology that will continue to provide a number of exciting challenges and opportunities.

Roles involved in producing radio programmes and running a successful station include Station Manager, Programme Controllers, Producer, Journalist, Reporter, DJ, Presenter, News Reader, News Editor.



Why Sunderland for Radio?

  • Award-winning community radio station, presented and run by students
  • Industry-spec radio facilities
  • Excellent industry contacts and work placements opportunities

We are one of the largest centres for studying radio in the UK. Our facilities include five fully-equipped radio studios, a drama studio, a transmission suite and a 20-station digital audio post-production area complete with four voiceover booths.

We use industry-spec software, such as SADiE6, RCS Selector and Master Control, and have ISDN lines that link us to radio studios and stations all over the country.

Our lecturers have world-class research records, as well as experience of working within the radio industry. You will learn high quality practical skills and also gain a thorough understanding of how the industry works and the theories behind radio and audio production - we teach the 'how' as well as the 'why'.

You'll have plenty of opportunities to work on our full-time, student-run radio station 107 Spark FM, which won the Radio Academy Nations and Regions Awards in 2010.


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Open days and visits

Open day on Thursday 25th February 2016 from 2:00pm-7:00pm.  More...

Open day on Friday 18th March 2016 from 11:30am-6:00pm.  More...