Approx Cost:
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Open entry.  However, students do need to have a genuine interest in broadcasting as this is a hands-on intensive course that requires a commitment outside of normal class time.

BPR301 students cannot enter into Film Production FPR301 or Print Production PPR301 due to a clash of achievement standards.


Course Outline:

Students in this course will be responsible for the planning, production & management of the school FM & live streaming radio station.  Students will also develop a YouTube channel that will support the station and present other aspects of school/community awareness.

Students will need to have a passion for broadcasting, be self-starters and have strong collaboration skills. This course will help develop transferrable skills such as presenting, communicating, time-management, people management and problem-solving.

Typical areas of learning will include:

  • Programme planning and production
  • Live broadcasting
  • Programme scheduling
  • Station marketing
  • Advertisement writing and production
  • Stings, station ID production
  • Broadcasting standards
  • Interviewing
  • News reading

There will also be an opportunity for students to visit ARA New Zealand Broadcasting School. Students can also take advantage of an opportunity to gain real-world experience by being a guest on a weekend show on Christchurch’s community access radio station, Plains FM 96.9.


16 NCEA Level 3 credits are available through 4 internal assessments.


Where Does It Lead:

Ara New Zealand Broadcasting School; Radio post-production courses or other University Media/Film programmes. Careers in marketing, advertising & public relations.

For further information see:
Mr Gilpin.