Introduces students to radio production skills including interviewing, editing, program and podcast production, announcing and radio studio operation through practical exercises and assessment tasks. Theory and practice support the acquisition of effective radio communication skills, industry awareness, and awareness of sonic elements in media.
- History of radio as a broadcast medium
- The radio industry - sectors, codes of practice, formats and audiences
- The radio studio
- Voice production and presentation
- Recording and editing
- Radio writing and cue sheets
- Production planning and execution
- Teamwork in media production
- Media ethics and law
- Podcasts and radio on the internet
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of Australian radio sectors and their audiences, practices and programming.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|2||demonstrate competency in operating digital audio production equipment including microphones, digital recording devices and digital editing software.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|3||apply knowledge and understanding about radio communications, program development and sound design to creatively and competently produce radio program content||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate professionalism in critically and constructively appraising self and peers.||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|5||apply professional standards for collaborating in a team on a radio production.||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
- Ahern, S (ed.), 2011, Making Radio, 3rd edn, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW. ISBN: 9781742372075.
Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning (12 weeks)|
|Unedited one-on-one interview with log and critique||20%|
|Edited interview doco package with cue sheet and critique||20%|
|Team production, paperwork, individual critiques and team self-report||40%|
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