Get to know the tutor of this course: Hugh Hick
Hugh Hick is an award-winning independent audio and radio producer from Dublin who has worked with RTÉ, Newstalk, and several local stations around Ireland. Hugh is an avid fan of podcasts and is currently developing ‘Making Waves’ in partnership with Headstuff – an exciting new outreach programme to open the world of podcasting to new voices. Previous programmes he has worked on have won awards in the New York Festivals Radio Awards and Celtic Media Awards, as well as shortlisting in Prix Europa and BBC Audio Drama Awards.
Throughout the program, you will learn about the different styles of delivery and about the way a radio station works, including the role of the producer and researcher.
Most important of all, you will learn about the things that can – and do – go wrong, and how you, as the presenter, must handle them. You will spend the day in our studio, researching and conducting an interview and getting comfortable with the sound of your own voice. You will understand where your strengths lie and learn to tackle your weaknesses.
What will you be studying?
- How a Radio station works
- How to create a vox-pop
- How to read the news
- How to research your guest
- How to conduct an interview
- How to structure open questions
Get real radio experience in our fully equipped studio in City Center.
The course provided by the Irish Academy (and Dublin City FM) in radio presenting has empowered me to produce an in-house podcast for the GUI which has in turn allowed us to provide syndicated content to radio stations around Ireland. I would highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to find out how to present a radio show or podcast." Listen to the GUI podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/guigolf/
The radio presenting course is actually one thing that made me love Dublin! I got to meet great, wonderful people. I applied for this course because I want to be a presenter; being on television or radio is okay for me, but since this course I am more into radio presenting. All in all, it is a great experience and I really recommend it to anyone who is interested in being a presenter to try it out, as they would really enjoy it!
The course was presented by the great Jimmy Greeley & Ellen Gunning who trained and re-trained me in various aspects of presenting, interviewing & reading in front of a camera. This course is unique that it blends practical training and delivery under the watchful eye of experienced tutors and always on camera!