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LismoreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Introduces students to the skills and concepts essential to the craft of audio storytelling as practiced in the fields of radio and podcasting. This unit emphasises practical skill development in radio and podcast production including interviewing, program planning, audio editing, writing for audio, radio journalism and podcast genres. Students will develop an awareness of sound design as a narrative tool, and will work to produce a range of engaging audio-based narrative media works.  

Unit content

  • History of radio as a broadcast medium
  • Evolution of the contemporary podcast sector
  • Production planning and execution
  • Recording and editing
  • Interviewing
  • Voice production and presentation
  • Writing for the ear
  • Radio news and current affairs
  • Media ethics and law
  • Teamwork in media production
  • Broadcast and program distribution 
  • Audio storytelling futures

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Participation10%
Edited interview with log and critique20%
Edited audio documentary with cue sheet and critique30%
Team podcast project, production paperwork, individual 500-word critiques and team self-report40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Participation10%
Edited interview with log and critique20%
Edited audio documentary with cue sheet and critique30%
Team podcast project, production paperwork, individual 500-word critiques and team self-report40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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