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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate an understanding of radio and podcast formats and genres, production methods, audience development and program distribution.
2demonstrate competency in operating digital audio production equipment including microphones, digital recording devices and digital editing software
3apply knowledge and understanding about radio and podcast program production and sound design to creatively and competently produce audio-based narrative content
4demonstrate professionalism in critically and constructively appraising self and peers.
5apply professional standards for collaborating in a team on an audio-based media project.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of radio and podcast formats and genres, production methods, audience development and program distribution.
  2. demonstrate competency in operating digital audio production equipment including microphones, digital recording devices and digital editing software
  3. apply knowledge and understanding about radio and podcast program production and sound design to creatively and competently produce audio-based narrative content
  4. demonstrate professionalism in critically and constructively appraising self and peers.
  5. apply professional standards for collaborating in a team on an audio-based media project.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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