Student Radio Dramas

Alyson Morris, Tim Kelly

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As part of the module Writing for the Theatre and Radio, English and Creative Writing students at Coventry University were asked to adapt their ten-minute plays to eight-minute radio dramas. They had to adjust visual elements into aural ones, which involved considerable rethinking and revision of content. This necessitated the recording of voices, creation of sound effects, addition of music and so forth using audio recording and editing software. Students had also to accompany their radio play with an oral commentary. It was a new learning experience for all concerned, and the dramas have attracted interest from BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio. This paper will outline the development of the project.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWriting in Education NAWE
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
EventNational Association of Writers in Education Annual Conference - Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Nov 201515 Nov 2015

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  • Radio drama
  • voices
  • sound effects
  • music


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