Unit description

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. 

Unit content

  • 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
  • Interviewing
  • Radio writing and cue sheets
  • Production planning and execution
  • Teamwork in media production
  • Media ethics and law
  • Podcasts and radio on the internet

Learning outcomes

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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