Production (Long Course)
About CourseProduction involves the creation and recording of content for broadcasts on radio, TV, online and/or as podcasts. These production courses are designed both for the beginner and practicing programme or content producer.
Production involves the creation and recording of content for broadcasts on radio, TV, online, and/or as podcasts. These production courses are designed both for the beginner and practicing program or content producer.
The courses are designed to provide participants with insight into the skills, tools, practices, and language of program or content production for various platforms.
While the emphasis is on the production of radio programs, the courses will also deal with other platforms such as TV and online. Participants will have hands-on experience with the theory, techniques, and practices of program production, audio recording, editing, mixing, and oral storytelling techniques.
It will include basic knowledge and understanding of radio business and production, branding a station or person/institution through programming, best production formats, development programming, environment programing, political programming, etc.
Production courses are about 6 short and long courses.
Theory and practical sessions … Direct experience is gained through internships with WABMA® partner radio/TV stations.
What will you learn? Participants will learn:
Production formats and techniques
Program production basics – including conceptualization, content sourcing, treatment, arranging, packaging, and studio production.
Production Research methodology
Creative writing and creating content
- For different platforms
Scriptwriting and formatting for
- Music programmes
- Phone-in/interactive programme
- Magazine programme
- Development programme
- News & current affairs programme
- Gender & children programme
- Health programme
Documentary and Features writing
Programme Planning & Scheduling
New media: convergence principles and practice
Programming and scheduling in the ICT age
The place of music and effects in production
Media law and ethics
Commentary and Outside broadcast
Short Production Courses (1, 2 or 3 Days):
Gender and Diversity Programmes
Special Production Courses:
Re-branding a station through Programmes
Modern management of Programmes dept.
Improving revenues through Programmes
Developing in-house style
Customized Production training – available on demand.
- Basic – 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)
- Intermediate – 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)
- Advanced – 4 Weeks (including 1 week of internship)
DATE: Oct 18th – Nov 20th, 2021
Weekend Track: Fridays and Saturdays (10 AM-4 PM)
Weekday Track: Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday(11 AM-3 PM)
Topics for this course
Introduction to WABMA
Production formats and techniques
Lesson 1: Conceptualization26:34
Lesson 2 : Content Sourcing26:34
Lesson 3: Phone in and Interactive Program18:17
Lesson 4: Magazine Program26:34
Lesson 5: Music and Effects22:20
Lesson 6: News and Current Affairs Programme00:19:06
Lesson 7: Documentary and feature22:20
Lesson 8: Radio Drama00:17:34
Lesson 9: Outside broadcast00:14:50
Lesson 10 : Investigative Feature9:33
Lesson 11: Program Planning26:34
Lesson 12: Radio Interview26:34
About the instructors
Former D.G., Imo Broadcasting
Former Director General Imo Broadcasting Corporation; Former Deputy Director and Head, Network Sports, FRCN Headquarters, Abuja.
A graduate of the Institute of Journalism, Berkshire, England, he has had extensive professional training in News, Production, Presentation and Management. Was Africa Regional Correspondent for the Voice of America (VOA) from 1989 to 1999.
Won numerous awards, including, Enugu/Anambra Sports Writer of the year, 1991. Nigeria's sports Writer of the year 1992; Rotary club of New Haven Vocational Service Award, 1998 and Nigeria’s National Sports Merit Award, 2003.
An accomplished sports and ceremonial commentator, he has led Radio Nigeria's coverage team to numerous continental and global events, including, the USA’94 FIFA World Cup; France ‘98 FIFA World Cup; 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games in England; 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup; Tunisia 2004, Africa Nations Cup; Athens 2004 Olympic Games in Greece and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in China, to mention just a few.
Mr. Asiegbu is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration and an Alumnus of the International Media Training Centre, Washington DC, USA.
Formerly Of BBC Media Action
He is a development communications and broadcast expert. He was Head of External Relations at BBC Media Action Nigeria, managing a team to maintain the organisation’s unique selling point.
As Head of Media Development for BBC Media Action, Aro was responsible for designing and delivering all capacity building activities and acted as Project Lead where he interfaced with donors and development partners on Governance, Health and resilience projects.
Aro produced the award-winning youth reproductive health magazine show “Flava’ and the largest HIV Spots campaign in Africa, among several other impactful programmes.
He is a well-known media trainer in Nigeria.